Truly Debonaire, 17th Mar 2017
Reviewer: The Cigar Authority
The cold draw of the cigar has a slight floral like note, and an abundance of grapefruit. Something new for me as I have never experienced this before in a cigar. The foot of the cigar is earthy like the dry dirt of a baseball diamond and a hint of pepper that tingled the nostrils.
Upon first light there is a nice amount of spice in the aroma that has me a little concerned to blow it through my nose, and a sweetness on the draw of the Debonaire Maduro. As the cigar settles down I prepare myself for the first retrohale which serves up some white pepper but as it subsides it heightens a cinnamon note on the cigar.
In the second third of the cigar, there is a sweetness that begins to develop and it reminds me of the grapefruit experienced in the prelight. As we delve deeming into this portion of the smoke, it begins to take on a raisin like taste. After we ash the cigar, some of the earth notes began to develop with continued white pepper through the nose.
In the last third of the stick, the sweetness becomes almost white grape like, with some mocha and earth. The white pepper through the nose tones down a bit and the aroma of the cigar becomes sweet.
Best of the Blind, 22nd Nov 2014
Reviewer: JEFF SCHWARZ
This was in the blind test and I thought it was simply outstanding - delicious throughout. At the end of the smoke you realize what a delightful cigar that was!