Cigar Review: Cavalier Genève Tre Delincuentes Connecticut Toro – Rated 91

Announced in January and officially launched at this years Total Product Expo (TPE) in February, the Tres Delincuentes is the newest line to come out of Cavalier Genève Cigars and Sébastien Decoppet. The concept is that the company will release three blends, each in the same three sizes for a total of 9 cigars They all have the same binder and filler with the difference being in the wrapper (Ecuadorian Connecticut, Honduran Habano and Mexican San Andrés).

Cavalier Genève Tre Delincuentes Connecticut Toro

Sébastien explains how he and his amigos came up with the concept:

Tres Delincuentes is a new face of the Cavalier Genève Cigars world for people to discover. Some time ago, Brian, Eylin, and I were in the car on our way back to our factory after a morning in the tobacco fields of Jamastran in Honduras, discussing the future. At that moment, a song was playing on the car radio from which two words jumped to all our ears. ‘Tres Delincuentes.’ The three of us immediately looked at each other and had that feeling of ‘this is it.’ After a good laugh, we got back to the factory and immediately started plotting Tres Delincuentes together. It had to be a take on us three as individuals, representing what Cavalier can be, influenced by art and music.

The line is expressed in 3 vitolas, each packaged in 24-count boxes:

  • Robusto (5 x 50) – MSRP $6.95
  • Toro (6 x 54) – MSRP $7.60
  • Gordo (6 x 60) – MSRP $7.90

Fun fact, each blend in the line incorporates an artistic drawing of one the three principals in the company:

  • Brian Motola – The Connecticut
  • Eylin Decoppet- The Habano
  • Sébastien Decoppet – The Maduro
Cavalier Genève Tre Delincuentes Connecticut

For this review, I sampled the Connecticut blend which is described as:

  • Wrapper – Ecuadorian Connecticut
  • Binder – Ecuadorian Habano
  • Filler– Dominican Republic, Honduran, and Nicaraguan

Pre-Light Examination

The first thing I noticed about the Tre Delincuentes Connecticut is it had a darker than normal Connecticut wrapper. The cigar itself was firmly packed with no discernable soft spots along the barrel and just the right give. The wrapper does have a few noticeable veins and the cigar is finished with a well applied double cap.

Cavalier Genève Tre Delincuentes Connecticut Toro

Unlike many of the previous Cavalier Genève cigars that have used a gold leaf applique as part of its branding, the Tre Delincuentes take a sharp turn from this and uses tropical colored band with the name “Cavalier Tre Delincuentes” printed in white across the top and the word “CAVALIER” printed in white but only the top half of the word.

Cavalier Genève Tre Delincuentes Connecticut Toro

Running the Cavalier Genève Tre Delincuentes Connecticut along the nose, I picked up some baking spice notes along the barrel and found the foot to be very fragrant with notes of vanilla bean sweetness.

I used my CigarMedics Baller cutter to open the cap perfectly and took some old draw puffs that I found to be right on with restriction and offered very pleasant array of fine pepper notes and vanilla cream notes. A delicious pre-start to the journey if I must say so.

Using a lit cedar spill, I warmed the foot gently with the soft flame and drew in the first puffs of light spicy smoke. Follow along as I burn this one to ash.

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Cigar Review Notes

Cavalier Genève Tre Delincuentes Connecticut Toro
Cavalier Genève Tre Delincuentes Connecticut Toro
Cavalier Genève Tre Delincuentes Connecticut Toro
Cavalier Genève Tre Delincuentes Connecticut Toro
Cavalier Genève Tre Delincuentes Connecticut Toro
  • First light offers a gentle spice on the palate
  • Citrus notes begin to fill in the early profile
  • A solid white ash forms on top of a medium thick – well behaved – char line
  • Papery notes
  • A touch of bitterness adds to the profile
  • Dry fruit notes join the mix
  • Long solid ash drops revealing a flat but centered burn cone
  • Vanilla cream enters midway balancing out the profile
  • Mild spice takes it down to the end
  • Mild to medium in strength
  • Total Smoking Time was 1 hour and 30 minutes

Final Analysis

If you are a mild to medium cigar fan, the Tre Delincuentes Connecticut would be one you want to add to your rotation. This new offering from Cavalier Genève offered an easy to smoke pleasant and balanced experience from foot to nub. It was never over the top on any of the flavor notes but they were presented in an well blended array. I personally enjoyed the dry fruit notes and vanilla cream near the midway point. It did have a slight bitterness and papery note early in the burn but they lasted only a short few puffs. The burn and construction was excellent and well behaved carrying a long ash before dropping. Grab a fiver and check these out for a morning smoke. I rate this a 91.

Point Deductions: (-1) Papery notes early in burn; (-1) Mild bitterness early in burn; (-1) Flat Burn cone; (-1) Mild wave in burn

Bonus Points: (+1) Long Ash

Cavalier Genève Tre Delincuentes Connecticut Toro

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