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Monday, May 11, 2020

Debonaire Cigars Habano in Review "Refined. Synergy. Effortless."

“Have you Kaplowitz’d to-day?”

Debonaire House Habano

WRAPPER: Nicaraguan
BINDER: Dominican
FILLER: Nicaraguan, Dominican

FORMAT: Petite Lancero (5.5x38) pig-tail cap
ORIGIN: Dominican Republic


Spices | Nougat | Milk chocolate

Mulling spices (allspice, cloves, cinnamon, citrus rind) w/ white peppercorn steering. Cinnamon is pale, attracts a sugar cube. Citrus via grapefruit & a cube of sugar goes there, as well. Complex intermingling & delineated to boot. Cocoa butter comes in after a few pulls & warms further into milk chocolate while forfeiting zilch in creaminess. Nougat carries a honey malt. Balanced & rich. Refined.

Something of a pignoli cookie happens in the middlings along with some soft toasted woods. More cream but never so much as to muddle up the profile. Blanched chicory root. Well-lit but not bright, per se. Sweet & pleasant with a subtle brawniness. Complex & nuanced minus being startling or murky. Classic & calm... not old & boring. The Whole is Greater than the Sum of its Parts. Synergy.

Underbelly is golden earth w/ a slight sweet hay attachment. This is the sweetness that hits the palate after retro-haling muscles up spiciness comfortably-so.  Aroma is a selling point, w/ leathers savoring up primaries. Finish is that, also & on moderate creamy legs. 

All well & (quite) good (excellent) but it means nothing minus combustion/construction & here, combustion/construction is flawless. Rustic & exquisite & engineered so well as to seem not engineered at all. Effortless. 

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

::: very :::