Cigar Review: Cavalier Geneve White Series Diplomate Robusto
Today's cigar comes from Cavalier Geneve, a cigar brand you'll recognize by the thin, diamond-shaped strip of gold they stick near the label on each of their cigars. I've had a few of their cigars over the past couple of years, and while I don't feel like the gold adds much to the cigar (and in some ways detracts from it) Cavalier Geneve cigars tend to be quality smokes.
After pulling the White Series Diplomate Robusto out of the cellophane, I was greeted with a fantastic aroma. After cutting the pigtail end, I could taste construction paper and almond. The first few puffs after lighting gave me mild flavors of leather with hints of spice on the retrohale.
Through the first third, the flavors remained mild with sprinkles of super-sweet, icing-like flavors. The draw was perfect, but there was a slightly uneven burn.
Brand: Cavalier Geneve
Line: White Series
Size: 5 1/2 x 56
Cut: Guillotine Punch V-Cut
Price: $10 – CigarClub.com
Wrapper: Unknown Habano
Binder: Honduran Connecticut
Filler: Dominican Republic, Honduras, Paraguay
Smoke Time: 67 minutes
The Cavalier Geneve White Series Diplomate is an interesting and complex cigar. The cigar was mild with flavors of leather and wood, and on the retrohale, it was often spicey.
However, I did have to re-torch an uneven burn twice, and that's not even including the uneven burn that comes when you reach the gold diamond.
When it comes to the White Series, I think this is a cigar best smoked with coffee. If you don't smoke it with coffee, you're going to have a lackluster experience. However, with the right roast, you'll be able to taste and enjoy both parts of the pairing in greater depth.
Given the burn issues and un-spectacular standalone flavors, the Cavalier Geneve White Series Diplomate earns a CigarScore 3.