Wrapper: Ecuador Rojiza (Ecuador)
Binder: Negro San Andres (Mexico)
Filler: Piloto Mejorado Seco (Dominican Republic); Piloto Seco (Dominican Republic); Hybrid Olor/Piloto (Dominican Republic); Esteli Seco (Nicaragua); Condegas Seco (Nicaragua)
Taste: Petit Corona (Peppery); Robusto (Leather); Churchill (Chilli Pepper and Cedar Wood at start; leather and roasted in the second third; creamy and nutty flavor at end); Toro (Spicy, woody notes with a sweet, creamy finish)
Manufacturer: Davidoff of Geneva
One of the most anticipated releases of 2015, this familiar line from Davidoff is getting a makeover that’s worthy of it being our cigar of the week. With a limited release set for February and a more widespread release to follow, this line has been around since 2007 but the changes coming will make it worth exploring again in just a few weeks. The new Winston Churchill line will come in four different sizes: Churchill (6 7/8 inches x 47 ring gauge); Toro (6 x 54); Robusto 5 1/4 x 52); Petit Corona (4 1/2 x 41). If that wasn’t enough, two more sizes will debut in the summer–Petit Panetela (4 inches x 38 ring gauge); Belicoso (4 1/2 x 46).
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