Cigar Review: Cavalier Genève Tre Delincuentes Maduro Toro – Rated 92

Today, I offer the next review of a Cavalier Genève Tre Delincuentes. This time it is the maduro blend. If you recall, I received the Connecticut blend back in March and I noted 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.

Cavalier Genève Tre Delincuentes Maduro Toro 

I will note the concept of the Cavalier Genève Tre Delincuentes once again as explained by Sébastien:

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 maduro blend is described as:

  • Wrapper – Mexican San Andrés
  • Binder – Ecuadorian Habano
  • Filler – Dominican Republic, Honduran, and Nicaraguan

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

It should be noted, the Maduro variety uses the image of company owner, Sébastien Decoppet, on the box.

For this review, I sampled one of the Cavalier Genève Tre Delincuentes Maduro Toros that I recived from the company to review on Stogie Press.

Pre-Light Examination

The Cavalier Genève Tre Delincuentes Maduro is covered with a marbled and veiny, dark brown wrapper that has a decent tooth to it and just a soft sheen. I also noticed a slight soft spot in the bunching just below the band but otherwise it seemed to be firmly packed. A simple cap finishes the construction.

Cavalier Genève Tre Delincuentes Maduro Toro 

Like all in the Tre Delincuentes line, the maduro does not use the traditional gold leaf applique as part of its branding, but instead uses a 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. The band is the same on all cigars in the line with the exception of the wrapper variety printed on the back, in this case – Maduro.

Cavalier Genève Tre Delincuentes Maduro Toro 

Running the cigar along the nose I did not get much aroma off the barrel but the foot offered notes of fruit and nut.

Using my CigarMedics Baller cutter, I opened the cap perfectly and drew in the first cold puffs that delivered a pleasant fruit and cashew nut flavor.

As I warmed the foot to an even orange glow with my double flame torch, I drew in the first puffs of an array of fruit,, earth, and cocoa notes to start the journey. Follow along as I burn this ne to ash.

Cigar Review Notes

Cavalier Genève Tre Delincuentes Maduro Toro 
Cavalier Genève Tre Delincuentes Maduro Toro 
Cavalier Genève Tre Delincuentes Maduro Toro 
Cavalier Genève Tre Delincuentes Maduro Toro 
Cavalier Genève Tre Delincuentes Maduro Toro 
Cavalier Genève Tre Delincuentes Maduro Toro 
Cavalier Genève Tre Delincuentes Maduro Toro 
  • Right off the first light there is a sweet aroma wafting off the foot
  • Fruit, earth, and cocoa notes swirl about on the palate on each puff
  • A solid light grey ash forms on top of a decent, thin char line
  • Peppery notes join in especially on the retro hale
  • Full volume of smoke fills the palate
  • Dry leather notes round out the first introductory inch of burn
  • Barrel starts to get a little squishy as the burn line goes off requiring a touch-up
  • Citrus notes join the profile
  • The ash fell in a good chunk revealing a well-formed burn cone
  • Evolving dark chocolate notes grow in the second third
  • Flavors stay consistent down to the final with a slight increase in the citrus
  • Medium in Strength
  • Total Smoking Time was 1 hour and 30 minutes

Final Analysis

Right from the very first light, an absolutely delightfully natural sweet aroma wafts from the foot, filling the air around me. As I began to puff it, a symphony of flavors including exquisite fruit, earth, and cocoa notes intricately swirl on the palate. Peppery notes burst forth, captivating the senses, particularly on the retro hale. Dry leather notes, elevate the complexity of the experience. Zesty citrus notes gracefully mingle into the profile, imparting a refreshing and vibrant twist to the overall taste. It the second third that really adds to the pleasure as the flavors evolve into decadent, dark chocolate notes, leaving an impression on the palate. The flavors maintain consistency, with a tantalizing hint of increased citrus that lingers until the end. It did have an early off burn that required a touch up but then performed beautifully till the final with just a mild wave. This is worth picking up a fiver. I rate this a 92.

Point Deductions: (-1) Off Burn in first third; (-1) Touch Up Required; (-1) Wavy Burn in second half; (-1) Squishy Barrel

Bonus Points: (+1) Long Ash; (+1) Balanced and Pleasurable Profile

Cavalier Genève Tre Delincuentes Maduro Toro 

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