581. Partagas 8-9-8 Aged 2013

From my own collection.

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

Wrapper: Cuba
Binder: Cuba
Filler: Cuba

Size: 6.75×43, Dalias (Lonsdale)

Wrapper: Milk chocolate, oily and smooth with small veins.

Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed.

Cold draw: Light wood.

1st third: Starts with a short bread, hazelnuts and marzipan.

2nd third: Buttery notes added.

Burn: Burns sharp and hasty with a firm and stable white ash.

Smoke: Voluminous smoke with a cool feeling on the tongue and a light draw.

3rd third: Gets a added note of red pepper while still keeping the previous flavours.

Duration: 21:38-22:38, 1h.

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

Result: In my book this is an 91 point cigar.

/Cigar Reviewer André

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