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Thursday, May 14, 2020

Cavalier Geneve Cigars White Series in REDUX Review "Wide-turning Scenic Complexities"

“Have you Kaplowitz’d to-day?”

Cavalier Geneve
White Series

BINDER: Honduran
FILLER: Dominican, Honduran, Paraguayan

FORMAT: Diplomate 5.5x56
ORIGIN: Danli, Honduras


The reasoning behind this redux is a switch from lesser-aged to more well-aged offering of same vitola & receipt. The original review (Dec. 2019) can be read at: This 2d will not reference that 1t. You should read it anyway. It is superbly written.

Honey | Ginger | Cocoa butter

"[Honey] acacia, apple blossom, blueberry, carob seed, orange blossom." Me, in my initial review of this offering, I linked above. Matter of fact, it's immediately clear that consistency is big. A rework here more so than redux? Perhaps. The honey notes are met w/ a buttery pale exotic spice steered by white ginger.

Suede-wrapped white peppercorn structures nicely as well as highlights components of honey varietals -- thus forms middlings. All that underneath the plush & posh cocoa butter primary section. Underbelly brings sunny earth w/ traces of terra cotta & slight kaolin. Chicken coop is there, ebbing/flowing. A buttery cedar, ditto.

Luscious. Deep soft nuances. Wide-turning scenic complexities. Well-rounded. Supremely balanced. The aroma is so fucking pretty, heavy but airy -- not cumbersome -- sweetly hidey w/ floral components. Kind, even with its peppery kick. Graham cracker pie crust begins in the room-note, finds its way to the sweet-spicy-savory long-legged finish at 'round the 1/2.

Draws like a dream. Burns on an even line. Grows well-built ash. Care-free combustion & construction allows all attention to be placed upon one of the more flavorful & skillfully delivered profiles I've smoked in recent memory. Decadent. Now, if you'll be so kind, I'd prefer to enjoy the remainder alone.

A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59

::: very :::