354. Partagas Londres Extra Vintage 1976

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.
Machine made.

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

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