516. Partagas Maduro No. 2

Supplied by Mellgrens Fine Tobacco.

Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco’s cigar lounge.

Wrapper: Cuba
Binder: Cuba
Filler: Cuba

Size: 4.6×55, Petit Piramide.

Wrapper: Oily coffee bean, oily and smooth with small veins.

Construction: Fairly firm and even feel when lightly squeezed.

Cold draw: Cedarwood and a light coffee note.

1st third: Starts with a medium roasted coffee, chestnuts, mahogany wood and 75% dark chocolate.

2nd third: Gets a added spice note of white pepper

Burn: Burns fairly sharp with a firm and stable dark gray ash. Had to be re-lighted 6 times as it kept going out.

Smoke: Voluminous smoke with a medium heat feel on the tongue with a light draw.

3rd third: No changes from part 2.

Duration: 20:50-22:00, 1h 10min.

Conclusion: A full bodied cigar with a medium strength profile.

Result: In my book this is an 86 point cigar.

/Cigar Reviewer André

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