I recently smoked the Dunhill 1907 Rothschild, a great cigar at a great price. I have provided my full review below. This content uses referral links.
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A recent shipment from Cigar of the Month included the Dunhill 1907 Rothschild. This was an exceptional cigar at a great price.
Dunhill 1907 Rothschild
A Dominican cigar with a Honduran wrapper, a Dominican binder, and a mixture of Dominican ligero and Brazilian Mata Fina fillers, this medium-bodied cigar was a delicious smoke.
In my grading system and review below, I have adopted the Cigar Journal: For the Discerning Aficionado method. It provides an excellent system for keeping track of my favorite smokes, and I recommend it to any cigar smoker.
Time of the Smoke
It took me about an hour to work through this cigar.
Look of the Label
As the picture indicates, the label was relatively plain, but it nonetheless maintained an element of eloquence with a subdued coat of arms.
Dunhill 1907 Rothschild’s Condition
The Dunhill 1907 Rothschild was well constructed. It was a bit too veiny, leading me to worry about the quality of the burn. Fortunately, however, this fear did not bear out.
Feel of the Cigar
The cigar felt well-constructed with perfect consistency throughout. It had just the right amount of give on the squeeze without being too spongy. There was simply nothing to criticize here.
Aroma of the Wrapper
The pre-lit cigar smelled nice. I noticed earth with some hints of leather. While the aromas were pleasant, they were too subtle to pick up without much difficulty.
The cut was perfect. I was able to slice off the cap quickly and without issue, leaving the structure of the cigar completely intact.
Lighting the Dunhill 1907 Rothschild
The Dunhill 1907 Rothschild lit up quickly and evenly from the very beginning.
The draw was perfect from beginning to end. It was smooth and easy with just the right amount of resistance to make for an effortless and enjoyable smoke.
On the retrohale, the Dunhill 1907 Rothschild had hints of pepper and wood. The smoke was surprisingly smooth and light as it passed through my sinuses
Dunhill 1907 Rothschild’s Flavor
On the cold draw, I picked up hints of cinnamon. After the light, the Dunhill 1907 Rothschild had notes of coffee and cedar. It did, however, have a bit of a sour tinge to it that I didn’t like.
Aroma of the Smoke
After the initial light, the cigar’s smoke had a subtle aroma of cinnamon and earth. Like the flavor, however, the smoke had a bit of a sour smell to it as well.
The burn was excellent from beginning to end. It burned evenly and consistently throughout.
The ash was fine. It was nothing impressive, but it didn’t cause any trouble, either.
Effect of the Smoke
I know that this is a bit of an odd category to consider. As the author of The Cigar Journal: For the Discerning Aficionado notes, however, if the best-tasting cigar in the world makes you sick, it’s not a great cigar for you.
This area is, therefore, very personal. Some low-quality cigars will make most people sick. Still, when you’re talking about premium cigars, different people will react differently to different cigars.
The Dunhill 1907 Rothschild left me feeling relaxed and mellow, precisely what I want.
Dunhill 1907 Rothschild’s Tobacco
The Dunhill 1907 Rothschild showed itself to be well-made here. No flakes of tobacco found their way into my mouth at any point during the smoke.
Dunhill 1907 Rothschild Bonus Points
I loved this cigar enough to smoke it all the way down to the nub. +1
Dunhill 1907 Rothschild’s Final Grade
This was a great cigar. At $5.28 per stick, it also comes at a great price. Admittedly, it’s a small cigar, so you’re not getting a lot of tobacco for the money, but it is a great cigar that burned slowly enough to provide an hour’s worth of smoke.
This is simply an extraordinary cigar all around.
Final Grade: 94 / A
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