Davidoff Chateau Latour from 1985


Cuban Davidoffs…one of the brands the people hunt for… especially the ones who like vintage cigars.

I was lucky enough to pick up three of those about two years back for a really decent price… I paid much less for three than the actual market price is for one nowadays. Of course I wasn’t sure about storage conditions etc. but in this case it was not the time for any doubts. It was just take them and don’t ask. So I stored them in my humidor for the last two years and took the chance to smoke one of them…

From the first puff I got a really impressing taste… it started with a big bang…. intensive flavors… cedar, intensive earthy notes and a strong tobacco taste… those are the best attributes to describe the first third of this cigar.

The earthy notes are also present during the second third…. added by some spicy aromas… fresh ground black pepper… a mix of exotical spices… but very creamy and smooth on the other hand…

The last third… the grand final… cedar, earth, tobacco, spices, leather…. a great mix of aromas which gives a very unique and fantastic taste…

The smoking time was app. 100 minutes with an always perfect draw… not too bad for a Corona sized cigar…


  1. wow, This cigar was old as I am, I bet was outstanding. Wish I have the opportunity to try vintage cigars like you have Heiko. I’ll have to keep an I out as I will never be patient enough to keep em myself that long…

  2. Hey Heiko,

    I always enjoy your reviews and try to regularly visit your blog. Looking forward to a possible meeting in September!