Blind Cigar Review: Partagas | Ramon y Ramon RobustoCigar Info

Partagás pays respect its legacy with , a blend including uncommon tobaccos and vintage seeds from a period when Cuban legend Ramon Cifuentes administered tobacco developing for the brand. It was introduced at . Today we are reviewing the  | .

This cigar was reviewed blind (no bands) by a panel of at least 4 reviewers. They did not know what they were smoking beforehand. The scores are an average of all the reviewers' scores with outliers removed.

An extraordinary assortment of old-world Dominican tobacco was revitalized exclusively for this cigar. This vintage tobacco is blended with Nicaraguan Jalapa and Dominican Piloto Cubano and is wrapper with a high-priming wrapper from the Belita region. Partagás is sold only at brick and mortar cigar shops.

Blind Cigar Review: Partagas | Ramon y Ramon RobustoVital Stats:

Length: 5″
Ring Gauge: 50
Country of Origin:
Filler: & Nicaragua
Factory: General Cigar Dominicana
Number of reviewers: 5 () John A. (John A.) (A Huge Nerd) (Zane) (mdwest)
Price: $7.49
Age: 1 Year
Release Date: July 2016
Contributed by: General Cigar

Blind Cigar Review: Partagas | Ramon y Ramon RobustoInitial Impressions

Appearance: 89

“Overall a nice looking stick with straight lines, good seams, a very slightly oily sheen, and a well applied cap. The wrapper has a small crack in it about the mid point, but I think this might have occurred during shipping and probably isnt the manufacturers fault. ” – (mdwest)

Aroma: 90

” On the nose I get Smoky wood, leather and earth. The cold draw reveals a sweet cereal grain like taste. ” –John A. (John A.)

First Third

Flavor: 90
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium-Full

“The first third starts out with some Sweet, creamy, and cocoa notes. A little spice on the retro. A bit of tea notes on the finish. ” – (Zane)

“The flavor profile of the first third mimics the cigars pre-light aroma and is filled with cocoa and oily leathery awesomeness. We are off to an extremely good start! Flavors are bold and pronounced. ” – (mdwest)

Second Third

Flavor: 88
Strength: Medium-Strong
Body/Complexity: Medium-Full

“The main flavor profile mellows out in the middle third. The spice notes go way to the background, and some dark coffee flavors come in. Still plenty of smoke but some problems with the burn and the smoke production. ” – (A Huge Nerd)

“Second third stays with the same flavor profile as the first third with the sweetness and the cocoa. Getting some nice cherry notes on the retro. ” – (Zane)

Final Third

Flavor: 88
Strength: Medium-Strong
Body/Complexity: Medium-Full

“The final third I am still getting a thick sweetness almost a sweet bbq flavor with that just coats your tongue. Also getting some oaky wood notes as well on a very long finish. ” – (Zane)

“No discernible changes in flavor or strength from the second to the final third. The crack in the wrapper finally reached “blow out” proportions in the last couple of inches of the cigar which caused me to have to finish it off early. No amount of touch ups was going to save it. This is in no way a negative reflection on the stick though. I am almost certain the crack occurred during shipping and isnt the result of a bad roll or bad materials. ” – (mdwest)

Overall Impressions

Draw: 91

“The draw was the right level of resistance throughout, and the smoke output was good in the first half. ” – (A Huge Nerd)

Burn: 92

“The cigar produced one of the brightest, whitest, and tightest ashes I’ve seen in a long time that was able to hold on for up to 2″ at a time before I would tap it off. ” – (mdwest)

Construction: 89

“No issues with construction. Cigar burned all the way with no issues. ” – (Zane)

Overall Strength: Medium-Strong
Overall Body/Complexity: Medium-Full
Experience Overall: 87

“Not a horrible experience was staring to lose hope nearing the end of the second third. But it got better with the absence of the metalic taste” – ()

” I enjoyed the flavors of this stick, however the lack of complexity and changes made for a monotone experience. Go ahead and give it a try… it is good, but I would like something more arousing. ” –John A. (John A.)

“The first third was so promising, and I was hoping for more. Sadly, the cigar went downhill in the middle third, and off a cliff in the final third. The burn was near impossible to maintain, and the relights just made it harsh and bitter. As always, I would try this cigar again in case this one was a dud, but the first impression was just plain bad. ” – (A Huge Nerd)

“Overall this was a great cigar. For me it is was that traditional maduro flavors that I have always loved. Medium bodied cigar that was satisfying but not too strong. I didn’t get a ton of transitions and the flavor profile was fairly consistent throughout. While in some cigars this might be a negative but I really enjoyed the profile and had no issues with it. ” – (Zane)

“Certainly a top 10 smoke of the year. Possibly a top 5. Im down for a box purchase after the reveal. ” – (mdwest)

Smoking Time (in minutes): 73

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Blind Cigar Review: |

Overall Score – 89 – Good

  • Appearance 89% 89%
  • Aroma 90% 90%
  • First Third 90% 90%
  • Second Third 88% 88%
  • Final Third 88% 88%
  • Draw 91% 91%
  • Burn 92% 92%
  • Construction 89% 89%
  • Overall Experience 87% 87%