Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano
Filler: Dominican, Nicaraguan
Sagita: 5 1/2 x 38
The Debonaire Sangita was introduced at the 2013 IPCPR Trade Show to Phil Zanghi’s ultra-premium Debonaire line. The name Sagita comes from Latin meaning “arrow”. It is meant to be a smaller, yet more affordable offering to the Debonaire line. The concept behind the name is that someone new to Debonaire can smoke this at an affordable price point and get behind Debonaire. This would then encourage them to try the other sizes. This is exactly my take on the Debonaire.
The Debonaire Sagita starts out with notes of wood, natural tobacco, and pepper. Early in the first third, the flavors just open up. I found this cigar has a “smoky meat” flavor that has become a trademark of the Debonaire line. There are also some floral notes and cream in the background. The natural tobacco provides a subtle sweetness to this small petite lancero.
This is a cigar that is medium to full in strength. The flavors start out medium to full-bodied and then progress to full-bodied in the second half.
This is an outstanding cigar – and if you haven’t tried Debonaire, I encourage you to do so.