Davidoff Cigars remasters Robusto Intenso in 15-year vintage statement

By Luke Barras-hill |

Robusto Intenso was the first Davidoff Cigar to be granted six stars to recognise its intensity and depth of flavour.

Oettinger Davidoff has recreated the 2005 limited edition Robusto Intenso for 2020.

After 15 years, master blenders have produced a novel take on the vintage sku, which earned plaudits for its ‘exceptionally complex and intense yet balanced and exhilarant taste’.

The new Robusto Intenso reunites five Dominican tobaccos aged for up to seven years to create a profile ‘that delights in taste and refinement’, says the company, in a similar manner to Davidoff’s Signature, Grand Cru, Aniversario and Millenium Lines.

Davidoff Robusto Intenso will be available at select Davidoff appointed merchants, flagship stores and global travel retail locations from 14 September onwards.


Boxes of five cigars are available exclusively in global travel retail and feature a natural dark wood design with six stars to indicate the six tobacco varieties used, the ‘exceptional taste’, and an icon depicting the vintage cigar’s blend.

Worldwide quantities are limited to 1,960 boxes of five cigars and 10,100 boxes of 10 cigars.

Staying true to its original 52×5 1/8″ Robusto format, the Robusto Intenso cigar marries intense notes of nuts, dark coffee and pepper in a blend made of 100% Dominican filler and binder tobaccos packaged in a Habano Ecuador wrapper.

The limited edition Robusto Intenso recreates a vintage blend from 2005 to appeal to cigar aficionados.

Davidoff says the limited edition showcases the mastery of craftsmanship and tobacco knowledge, but also an ability to bring back admired cigar icons of the past under the ‘Vintage Blend’ series of limited edition cigars.

Edward Simon, Chief Marketing Officer at Oettinger Davidoff AG said: “In the year 2005 Davidoff’s master blenders delivered on a pioneering challenge true to our founder Zino Davidoff: to create a cigar experience that is intense and complex yet also exhilarant and smooth.

“For this task, they had masterfully achieved to blend tobaccos from five different regions of the Dominican Republic with an Ecuadorian wrapper and created the famed and highly decorated Robusto Intenso. We are honoured to give aficionados the pleasure to enjoy this icon of the art of blending again after almost 15 years of waiting.”

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