Gifted by a friend.
Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens cigar lounge.
Partagás is a current pre-Revolution brand, established circa 1827.
The range comprises full-strength cigars, using tobacco from the premium Vuelta Abajo region in Cuba.
A pre-1960 release. Discontinued 2002.
Dress Box of 10 cigars in cellophane.
Size: 5×40, Petit Corona (Petit Certos).
Wrapper: Milk chocolate, oily and silky-smooth with mostly tiny veins.
Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed.
Cold draw: Oddly enough I’m getting flashbacks of when I used to play the trumpet and I had a King Silver Flair Trumpet, like a slight metallic note on the draw.
1st third: Starts of with a light hazelnut note, followed by earthy and light salty, metallic finish.
2nd third: It’s keeping it’s previous flavours, but I don’t mind the metallic note, maybe because I have a nice memory attached to the taste.
Burn: Burns sharp with a firm and stable whiteish ash.
Smoke: Voluminous smoke with a cool feeling on the tongue and a light draw.
3rd third: Keeps it’s hazelnut note, earthy sweetness and a hint of dark chocolate. The metallic note is very far in the background so it’s not really bothering the experience.
Duration: 16:00-16:55, 55min.
Conclusion: A mild to medium bodied cigar with a mild strength profile.
Result: In my book this is an 91 point cigar.
/Cigar Reviewer André