April 28, 2018

Debonaire Daybreak Toro (6 x 50)

Video review HERE.

(From the Debonaire website)
Debonaire Daybreak is the third addition to the Debonaire Ultra Premium Cigars lineup.

Wrapped in Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade, the Daybreak offers a full flavor version of a Connecticut wrapped cigar and comes into market at a more introductory price. While enjoying Daybreak, smokers can expect crisp notes of spice and earthiness from the Nicaraguan fillers, a nutty and sweet richness from the Dominican tobacco in the binder and filler, and a smooth finish from the Connecticut wrapper.

In addition, Debonaire House announced today their packaging updates to the entire Debonaire Ultra Premium Cigar line, including the Habano, Maduro, and the Daybreak offerings.

Daybreak vitolas include:

Debonaire Daybreak Corona (6×46) – 20ct box w/ an MSRP of $11.53 per cigar
Debonaire Daybreak Belicoso (6×54) – 20ct box w/ an MSRP of $13.25 per cigar
Debonaire Daybreak First Degree (4×44) – 20ct box w/ an MSRP of $6.00 per cigar
Debonaire Daybreak Robusto (5×50) – 20ct box w/ an MSRP of $12.46 per cigar
Debonaire Daybreak Sagita-Petite Lancero (5.5×38) – 20ct box w/ an MSRP of $8.74 per cigar
Debonaire Daybreak Toro (6×50) – 20ct box w/ an MSRP of $13.00 per cigar REVIEWED TODAY

Phillip S. Zanghi III, owner of Debonaire House, stated while in the factory: “I have always wanted to officially produce one of our ultra premium cigars with a higher quality Connecticut wrapper; not just for the sake of producing a Connecticut, but for the sake of having a lighter wrapper option that is very present in the body and flavor expected from a Debonaire Ultra Premium Cigar.

The cigar has a nice feel in the hand. It has some weight to it.

The test draw after cutting the cap had just the perfect amount of firmness.  The initial flavors were citrus, brown sugar, white chocolate, and black coffee. There was black pepper noted and rated a 7. 

At the first third point (27 minutes) I noticed a sprinkling of cinnamon. In the underlying flavors there is just a touch of nutmeg. The citrus seems to be an orange citrus. The brown sugar and white chocolate give the cigar a nice sweetness. The coffee is very subtle. The cigar is medium bodied. The finish is one of light citrus and white chocolate with a nice amount of lingering black pepper. The flavors at this point are a good continuation from the start flavors. The first third is rated at a 90.

At the midpoint (49 minutes) the sweetness has moved up. Specifically, the orange citrus is more noticeable. The brown sugar is also nicely elevated. The white chocolate is a secondary flavor that you get immediately after the citrus and brown sugar. The nutmeg seems to have moved up a little. The black coffee base remains light. The cigar is still medium bodied. The finish is unchanged. With the elevation of sweet flavors and orange citrus I am raising the midpoint score to a 91.

The cigar lasted 1 hour 30 minutes. The orange citrus notes decrease and the brown sugar and white chocolate notes increased. The change did not hurt the cigar. The nutmeg is quite subtle now. There are still sprinklings of cinnamon. The black coffee base remains quite subtle. The finish is unchanged in flavor but the black pepper moved up. The cigar reached medium to full bodied in the second half. This has been another good Debonaire cigar. I have been pleased with their offerings. This is a Connecticut with some nice flavors and a little power. I enjoyed this cigar. The second half score is also a 91. You can purchase these cigars HERE.

Score: 91

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