Gifted by Philip Zanghi III, owner of Debonaire Cigars.
Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco’s cigar lounge.
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
Binder: Dominican Republic San Vincente
Filler: Nicaragua & Dominican Republic Piloto Cubano
Size: 5.5×38, Sagita (Petit Lancero).
Wrapper: Nutty, silky smooth with tiny veins.
Construction: Medium firm and even when lightly squeezed.
Cold draw: Hay.
1st third: Starts with a suave note of toasted bread, white pepper and cedarwood.
2nd third: Gets a soft hint of medium roasted coffee added.
Burn: Burns sharp with a firm and stable white/gray ash.
Smoke: Voluminous smoke with a cool feeling on the tongue and a light draw.
3rd third: Keeps the previous flavours to the very end with a slight bump of the white pepper spice.
Duration: 20:35-21:25, 50 min.
Conclusion: A mild bodied cigar with a medium strength profile.
Result: In my book this is an 89 point cigar.
/Cigar Reviewer André