Around the world when talking about Cuban cigars “Partagas” pop-up as one of the leading brands, and this is the latest release. In the trend of world go FAT CIGARS Cubans are no exception so they started to release “Sublimes” “Wide Churchill” and this one. When it was first out people believed it is a bigger SD#4, but it wasn’t, so they were disappointed. I’ve chosen this cigar to be #3 in my “2011 Top 5 Cigars”. Let’s fire it up and see what’s going on here:
Size: 5 ½ X 54
Fat, well rounded and well-constructed cigar. The wrapper is beautiful lite brown oily and has small veins on it. The pre light draw was “Perfect” brings sweet aromas of nut, wood, fruits and cool earth. The burn was almost perfect and the white gray ash holds very well.
After a while toasting the foot the first few puffs were full of smoke, mild to medium in body with with some tobacco and pepper and hints of earth and coffee. Half of an inch down this fat guy woke up to start showing what it has, the body straight medium and the flavors profile is medium to full. A lot for things happening here; rich Cuban tobacco, earth, leather, roasted coffee and more pepper zing tangling the palate while the aroma is very sweet and floral. Still medium in body by the end of this third.
After tapping the long ash and starting new chapter “third” found an increase in body and boldness in the flavors profile. More pepper and sweet spices join here and the core is cocoa” mocha” like flavor. At the half way point the body is upper medium and there’re some changes in the flavors profile. The mocha took the back seat and Smokey Earth, yet sweet to the core and hints of coffee tobacco, sugarcane and wood.
We still in the Upper medium body while more pepper keep coming and cedar jumping around. A lot of flavors and hints with complex sweet profile end this cigar.
It is not the most powerful cigar out there and that’s why most of the disappointed team didn’t like it. For myself I don’t really need a fire cracker every day and every occasion. Some times when you already had 1 or 2 cigars and you still need to light up you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. So that’s why I’ve chosen it to be in my top 5.