Better Late Than Never... Chris H. Before I get started, I already know what you’re thinking: “Davidoff? Why Davidoff?” Well, I am here to explain “Why not Davidoff??”. I will be the first to openly admit that for years, I was that person that stuck my nose up at the Davidoff line of cigars. Whether it was because I heard from others that you either “love them or hate them”, or that they were pricy, or that they are just not that popular. Well, I can finally state that four months ago, I started my own leap of faith and tried my first Davidoff cigar, the Davidoff Late Hour Toro. My mind was blown. How could I have not tried this cigar before? How could I have let so-called “friends” steer me so wrong and ignore this fine cigar? My love for this cigar has grown from trying it and loving it, to visiting the Davidoff of Geneva lounge in Las Vegas, to regularly purchasing and smoking these beauties several times a week!Let’s start with its background and history. This cigar was developed in the spirit of the great Winston Churchill, who evidently did his best thinking and planning in the “late hour” of the night. The blend consists of a mix of Dominican and Nicaraguan long fillers inside a unique Mexican binder, finished with an attractive Ecuadorian Habano wrapper. Easy to light with a perfect balance of firm yet easy draw, you will find throughout the 70–90-minute smoke notes of leather and sweet wood, along with hints of mild spice and coffee. The tobacco in this cigar is aged in spent single malt scotch barrels, so naturally, any Scotch will pair very well with this cigar, my personal favorites being the Glenfiddich 12 or the Macallan 10. Given its subtle hints of spice and coffee, a morning coffee or Chai tea will also do just well if you cannot wait to smoke this beauty until the “late hour”. So, in the end, don’t be like me and wait any longer to try this amazing cigar! Put what you thought you knew about Davidoff cigars behind you and be prepared to be “wowed” by this medium to full-body stick!