I’m a fan of big cigars; I like how they burn cool and evolve, I like how they feel in my hand, and I like how they force me to slow down and relax. Once in a while, however, circumstances arise in which I want to enjoy a cigar in a fixed time slot, perhaps at lunch or during a coffee break. I hate to take one of my prized toros, churchills, or even robustos, and smoke the first third. Rather, I prefer to keep on hand some smaller cigars, but it can be tough to find small, quality cigars. I don’t mean Rothschild small, or even petit corona small, I mean 3 ½” by 42 small. Enter the Davidoff Entreacto.
Coming in at $7.50, the Entreacto may seem pricy for the miniscule amount of tabacco in it, but given the “Davidoff” label, this is to be expected. I thought I’d give one a shot anyways, and I was glad I did. The cigar is very well made, with a nice oily dark wrapper. The pre-light aroma is nutty, with a pleasant earthiness, and the band peeled off easily. The cigar lights nicely, and holds a sturdy white ash.
As it burns, it gains some nice caramel flavors with a burnt wood taste appearing in the second half (while I usually characterize a cigar in thirds, I think this one warrants being labeled in halves…). Also present for the cigar’s duration is a coffee undertone, becoming blacker as the cigar reached its nub, but never quite becoming bitter.
This cigar was medium bodied, both in flavour and buzz, and left a nice mouth feel following its 25 minute smoking duration. All in all, this is a pleasant small cigar. There are arguably better cigars for the price, but there’s very little with this level of consistency, at this size, and with this pleasant of a flavor profile. If you’re looking for a quality small cigar and have some spare change to burn, look no further.Photo provided by Luke of aspiringgentleman.com Photo provided by Luke of aspiringgentleman.com Photo provided by Luke of aspiringgentleman.com Photo provided by Luke of aspiringgentleman.com