Debonaire Habano Robusto

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    Philip Zanghi has been in tobacco for the longest time, starting in the mid-1990s with his then business partner Rocky Patel and the Indian Tabac Co. After Patel and Zanghi went different ways, Zanghi focussed on other parts of the tobacco business but in 2012 he came back into the premium cigar industry with Debonaire House, cigars made at De Los Reyes on the Dominican Republic.

    Zanghi also gained the rights to the Indian Motorcycle name when it comes to tobacco products. Zanghi’s family has a history with the Indian Motorcycle brand, as his father used to own the Indian trademark for a while back in the day. Since Rocky Patel changed the Indian Tabac Co into Rocky Patel Premium Cigars back in 2006 and discontinued the Indian Tabac cigar lines in 2015, nothing stopped Zanghi from returning with the Indian Motorcycle name on cigars.

    Name: Debonaire Habano
    Country: Dominican Republic
    Factory: De Los Reyes
    Size: 5 1/4 x50
    Vitola: Robusto
    Wrapper: Nicaragua Habano
    Binder: Dominican Republic
    Filler: Nicaragua, Dominican Republic
    Price: € 9,20 (Germany)
    Cutter: Xikar X2
    Lighter: single flame
    Smoke conditions: indoors with ventilator
    Smoke time: Two hours twenty minutes

    The wrapper has a nice Colorado color. But the wrapper also looks a bit rough, the seams aren’t smooth. The beautiful, big, golden and brown ring makes up for it. The print quality is high and makes the cigar pop. The construction feels a bit on the hard side. The barnyard and swamp aroma isn’t very strong.

    The cold draw is a bit tight, but still within reasonable margins. The flavors are spicy raw tobacco and pepper. After lighting the cigar turns out quite mellow with toast, leather and some cinnamon. The flavors then change to wood, grass, and leather. After a centimeter, the flavor is grass with wood and a metallic flavor, the mouthfeel is creamy. After a third, the grass flavor is still there, but now with hay and nutmeg. Halfway the flavors changed to toast with cinnamon before the cigar turns all spice, cedar, and red pepper. The last part is all pepper and cinnamon, full blast, no holding back. The last few puffs also give some hazelnuts.

    The draw turned out great, even though the cold draw was a bit tight and the cigar felt hard to the touch. The smoke is good, the ash is firm and white but the burn had to be corrected a few times. The cigar is medium strong with mellow flavors and a strong finish. This cigar is very suitable for the lovers of Cuban cigars, especially the first two thirds. The smoke time is two hours and twenty minutes.

    Strength: Medium
    Flavor: Medium

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Cigar Region Dominican Republic
Filler Central America
Wrapper Ecuadorian Habano
Binder Dominican Republic
Length 5 1/2
Ring Gauge 50
Vitola Robusto
Construction Hand Made