While looking through my humidor the other day trying to decide what to smoke I came across some Debonaire Habano Belicosos. After smoking it I knew what would be the next cigar I would write about. Obviously from my previous articles about their cigars I’ve had great luck and this one doesn’t fail to deliver either.
The look of the cigar itself is enticing and draws you in. The wrapper is milk chocolate in color with a nice light oily sheen to it and some light veining. The seams are tight, the body feels full but not over stuffed, the cigar gives to some light pressure between the fingers but it does not damage the integrity of the roll. The smell from body reminds me of sweet raisins, old leather and a bit of ceder. From the foot the raisin and ceder smell are more apparent and rich tobacco is present.
The cap cuts with no issues. The cold draw is easy giving just a slight resistance. The flavor from cold draw is a burst of natural tobacco flavor. It lights easily and burns sharp from the start. The first few pulls give a nice mellow flavor and an excellent amount of meaty smoke production.
The first half maintains a nice balanced mellow flavor of dark chocolate, leather and a touch of sweetness. The burn remains even and does not require touching up.
In the second half the flavor profile begins to open up a bit with a nice tobacco flavor becoming more prominent along with some earthy notes and red pepper towards the end, however the sweetness is still lingering in there. The construction holds through the entire cigar and the burn is sharp and did not have to be evened out or touched up at any time. The smoke remained plentiful as well.
Debonaire has another winner with this cigar. With its medium body flavor it’s a great cigar to pair with just about anything and can be appreciated by just about anyone. It has a solid construction, great quality tobacco, and due to it’s 6×54 size it’s going to be a cigar you can really kick back and enjoy for a bit. I’d say if your looking for a cigar to really sit down and appreciate on a special occasion or when you have a bit of free time with friends and want a quality stick this is the one to grab.
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano
Filler: Nicaraguan and Dominican
Rating: 4.7 out of 5 pints