Some of my early smoking consisted of the Partagas Black. This came years ago at the recommendation of Jerry from Stogie Review. Partagas fell off of my radar in recent years, until I got a sample of the 1845 in the mail from General Cigar. So without further ado, here are my thoughts…
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Viso
Binder: Connecticut Habano
Filler: Dominican & Nicaraguan Ligero & Seco
Size: Robusto 5.5 x 49
Pre-Smoke & Construction:
The wrapper had a rugged look, with a couple decent sized veins, but no visible flaws were observed. The wrapper had a scent of mild barnyard and earthiness, and the foot had more of a woody, spicy odor. The cigar was was solidly packed and did not give when squeezed. This accounted for a draw that was on the snug size, but it fell just within my tolerance. The pre-light flavor was dark earthiness with some bitterness, similar to coffee.
The burn required no corrections, and the ash held for about an inch.
The first third had pretty straightforward flavors. Earthiness and wood mixed together pretty evenly. There was an easy peppery spice that was easy to swish around the mouth and sinus.
The second third had a woody core, with a note of of bitter sweetness. The smoke feel became a little creamy, with an underlying sweetness. The peppery spice increased a little, but remained easy on the palate.
The last third basically kept the same pace as the second. The strength and body increased but remained well with the medium range. Nothing stood out over the other. Everything was just… Nice.
This was a good medium bodied cigar. As you read, the flavors were very simple. Despite this, the cigar was enjoyable and relaxing. As for the snug draw, that seemed to be limited to the cigar that I reviewed. The others I smoked were fine. This would go nice with coffee, or make a good dog walker.
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