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Best of the Best 2013: Cigars: Davidoff Puro d’Oro Gorditos

  • Richard Carleton Hacker

Whether we are waiting for the valet to bring around our car, grabbing a moment between meetings, or briefly lingering over a cocktail, many of us often only have the time for a short smoke. Enter the Davidoff Puro d’Oro Gorditos (www.davidoff.com, 4 for $56, 25 for $350), a pared-down yet sophisticated 3 × 58 snub-nosed version of master blender Henke Kelner’s first Dominican Republic puro. With a dark and oily yet delicately flavorful wrapper from the Yamasá Valley and a blend of tobaccos that have been meticulously aged for at least five years, this pint-size smoke—which has the largest ring gauge in the Puro d’Oro line—is available in pocket packets of four or in boxes of 25 that are ideal for business trips. This stylish, gold-banded cigar is long on flavor—even when we are short on time.