The CLE Habano opens with creamy sweetness and cocoa, followed by baking spices. Those spices are intensified through the retrohale, as is the creaminess. Some chocolate develops mid palate on the retrohale, as the spice intensity ramps up quickly. While the spices become quite intense, they don’t dominate or overwhelm the palate. Those spices move all the way up to full strength, with sweet cedar settling into the mid palate. Some post draw cedar is present, and that cedar intensifies to medium plus. The creaminess starts to push back against the baking spices as the cigar progresses.