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Stogie Reviews: Davidoff Millennium Blend Robusto

20 Mar 2007

Millennium Blend is the most full-flavored of Davidoff’s many highly-acclaimed lines. Back in August, we gave the Davidoff Grand Cru No. 3 our first five stogie rating. Could the Davidoff Millennium Blend Robusto achieve the same rare feat?

This 5 and 1/4 inch by 50 ring gauge cigar has an almost seamless Colorado brown wrapper, and pre-light it revealed fantastic rich earth and deep mocha notes. The Dominican binder and filler tobaccos are packed very tight, giving the stogie a firm feel.

After lighting the cigar, we found the same rich mocha flavors we noticed from the unlit stick. But this cigar was not one-dimensional.

Along with the primary chocolate and coffee notes were a complex bouquet of floral flavors. This included a subtle saffron element. As the cigar progressed we also found that nutty flavors were developing, most noticeably almond.

Fortunately, no matter how full-bodied the smoke gets and it gets quite strong it never turns harsh, and the flavors stay elegantly balanced on the palate.

We found the construction, however, to be a bit lacking. While it burns evenly and produces a sturdy ash, the stogie also has a tendency to go out, even when only left unattended for a few minutes.

These flavors and physical properties were apparent on numerous Robustos, as well as a Lonsdale (which also sports a much tighter, often frustrating, draw).

Ultimately, this flavor-packed creation is a complex, rich powerhouse that lives up to the prestigious Davidoff name. At the steep price of $13.50 apiece, however, we were disappointed by the consistent construction problems.

So while this cigar doesn’t get the perfect five stogie rating of its Grand Cru cousin, the Davidoff Millennium Robusto still earns an impressive four and 1/2 out of five stogies.

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Patrick A and Patrick S

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10 Responses to “Stogie Reviews: Davidoff Millennium Blend Robusto”

  1. Michael L Tuesday, March 20, 2007 at 5:24 am #

    Who would have thought the Davidoff Grand Cru would score better than the Millennium Blend?

    I guess when both Patricks review the same cigar, you can't really complain with the verdict. Nice review.

  2. Patrick S Tuesday, March 20, 2007 at 7:12 am #

    Michael-

    Personally, I've found that the Millennium Blend is a better tasting cigar than the Grand Cru (but that might be due to my preference for stronger cigars) and I believe that Patrick A feels so too.

    The Millenium Blend only failed to get 5/5 because of some inconsistent construction issues. Still, this cigar is a beauty that can stand up with the best cigars around (including the best Cubans).

  3. Sam Friday, March 23, 2007 at 6:38 am #

    It must be some smoke if it gets 4.5 with construction problems at 13.50 per stick. Sounds like the old BMW argument. Its expensive and the engine might let go at 20k miles, but oohhh that ride is just sublime. I don't mind paying a premium but I just can't get with you guys on this- construction issues should cost more than half a stogie.

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  5. radu popescu Saturday, July 9, 2011 at 3:16 pm #

    Sam, fyi, I've not experienced wither driving an BMW nor any burn issues with the Millennium robusto – which is absolutely fantastic, if enjoyed with a nice, fragrant white such as the Gewurztraminer I had this evening 🙂

    • radu popescu Saturday, July 9, 2011 at 3:20 pm #

      Um, that was "neither driving". Also, this is more than 4 years later, so probably the issues with the burn have been fixed – so far, uneven burn on these cigars has been self-correcting, and it doesn't go out that easily (once in every 2 cigars kept at 75% and left more than 1 minute unattended).

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