April 08, 2018
Debonaire Maduro Sagita (short lancero; 5 1/2 x 38)
(Description taken from Cigar-Coop.com website)
The Debonaire Maduro replaces the Habano wrapper of the original Debonaire line with a Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro wrapper. Like the original Debonaire line, the Debonaire Maduro is also positioned as an ultra-premim line.
Debonaire Cigars was founded by Zanghi and Daniel Sinclair. Many people may remember Zanghi from his days with Indian Tabac – the company that eventually became Rocky Patel Premium Cigars. After a hiatus away from premium cigars, Zanghi returned to the handmade premium cigar business.
In addition to the Connecticut Broadleaf maduro wrapper, the Debonaire Maduro uses a blend of tobaccos from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic – similar to the Habano blend. Zanghi and his source tobacco Leo Reyes – one of the leading growers based in the Dominican Republic. The cigars are also made in the Dominican Republic.
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Filler: Dominican, Nicaraguan
In terms of how the vitolas are constructed, the Debonaire line is bunched using accordion fold as opposed to entubado (tube) style. Zanghi emphasizes leaf placement in terms of being able to achieve the right flavor profile for each size.
The Debonaire Maduro uses the same frontmarks as from the original Debonaire line – except the limited edition Solomones is not available in the Debonaire Maduro.
First Degree: 4 x 44 (Petite Salomon)
Sagita: 5 1/2 x 38 (Petite Lancero) REVIEWED TODAY
Robusto: 5 1/4 x 50
Belicoso: 6 x 54
Toro: 6 x 54
The cigar is very dark and is finished with a small pigtail cap.
The cigar has an average feel in the hand for a petite lancero
I took the minimum from the cap cutting just below the small pigtail. The test draw was very good. The initial flavors were a buttery chocolate, brown sugar, raisin, and black coffee. There was nice black pepper on the front end which I rated at a 7. On the finish it would be higher if you rated it. There is a lot of lingering black pepper and it’s smooth. It goes on and on. The cigar is very dark noted and very sweet. There is a definite buttery flavor mixed in and it’s very nice and rich. The cigar had a very good start.
The first third ended at 16 minutes. The cigar is very buttery rich and very dark noted. I love the buttery chocolate flavor with raisins and brown sugar with a nice dark coffee base. The pepper remains very good on both ends. The finish is one of a chocolate and raisin combination with that amazing lingering black pepper. The cigar is medium to full bodied. Fantastic combination of flavors. For the first third I rated the cigar at a 94.
The second third slowed down a bit. (43 minutes) I don’t think the cigar has changed a bit. It’s still full of buttery chocolate, brown sugar, raisin, and black coffee notes and the cigar has a richness that is so pleasing. The finish is unchanged. The cigar is very close, if not full bodied now. The second third is also a solid 94.
The cigar lasted one hour. In the final third there may have been some slight jockeying of flavor intensities here and there but for the most part you have the same fantastic dark noted, sweet, rich flavors. This is a fantastic maduro cigar. I have to wonder how the larger sizes measure up and if I see other sizes on a shelf I’ll have to sample them. But, as for this cigar it is fantastic. For a maduro this cigar has about everything I want; rich, sweet flavors with plenty of dark notes and black pepper. I urge you to give these a try. Especially if you want something fairly quick…but very good. The final third was also rated at a 94. These are a no brainer. Take a look at the back of the band. It shows a date which I assume is the manufacturer date. You usually don’t see this so I thought it was interesting.
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Overall Score: 94