This cigar is awesome! I have smoked cigars for many years and I was recently introduced to the one by a friend. After finishing the first one, I was certain it was a $20 cigar, wrong, this is one of the best values and a pleasure to enjoy.
It has a smooth taste, looks and smells good and burns well. The only problem i had was the band glue was stuck to the cigar and actually tore the wrapper when i removed it.
This cigar is hands down my favorite smoke. The #500 is the perfect size for smoking while fishing and working. It is not overpowering at all and I can hold it in my mouth all day without becoming sick. It has a pleasant nutty flavor, excellent draw, pretty consistant burn and construction, and has a pleasant aroma. It is a very good smoke for beginners who want to taste the difference between a decent smoke and an exquisite one.
Have tried so many cigars, but always go back to my Griffin 500's. Ring and length just right and the smoke is smooth and mellow. Please do NOT discontinue this cigar!
I am a newbie and really enjoyed this Cigar.
I tried this smoke looking for a medium/mild smoke that is smooth, because I have started a quest for the smoothest cigar under 8.00$. The griffin started of with a little bite to it, but it mellowed out, it had a sweet kind of creamy, woody taste throughout. The griffin burned well and had a nice draw, but it just wasn't that smooth, it had a bite to it with a slight sting, to my throat, overall I would expect more from davidoff, maybe the maduro is smoother?