The PS cigar is also known as a Davidoff Private Stock. They come in a variety of sizes and shapes, and designations. The ones I smoked for the review were the #2 which is a double corona about 6” in length with a ring gauge of 48. They are made by the same Davidoff factory in the Dominican Republic that produces some of their higher end cigars like Avo and Griffin. The wrapper is a natural Connecticut Shade, the binder is from Ecuador and the filler is Dominican. I would consider this a mild to medium cigar and a good choice for the novice.
A good nutty taste compliments an herbal subtleness in this cigar. This is also evident in the aroma. About 2” in to the cigar I tasted a bit of cork flavor similar to a fresh cork from a nice bottle of red wine. The cork carried a bit of oak with it as well. The cigar also smoked cool down to the last 2”.
Draw and Construction
This is firm cigar with an excellent draw. The wrapper and cap are well constructed totally free of blemishes. Even though the ash only held for just under an inch the burn was very even and the flavor steady. Each puff yielded lots of blue-grey smoke. This cigar is very similar to a good Zino by Davidoff.
This is quite a complex cigar for the price. And speaking of price, these are sold in boxes of 25 for a little over $50. That makes these a great value at just over $2 a cigar. Cigars do tend to change over the years based on aging, changing weather conditions, and availability of the tobacco that is used in all parts of the cigar. Since this is a Davidoff product you can be certain of the same consistent quality that you find in their premium lines. The PS is a keeper.