"After leaving the blocks a little slow this cigar found its stride in the second third and never looked back. It is a refined smoke that will only get better with time. There were a few rough edges earlier on but ultimately the smoking experience was very pleasant. This would a great cigar to start your day with a beverage of the smoker’s choice. The profile is easily approachable for any level of smoker. I would seek it out again once I know what it is." -Estevan Z. (TheRealBanzi)
Partagas is adding a new size in a tubo format to their classic lineup this month. This evolves the traditional Partagas “yellow box” look that consists of eleven frontmarks. The new Toro size will ship September 23 and will be packaged in a vivid yellow tube.
"Overall, this was a solid straight-shooter flavor-wise. Comprised of mostly leather, brown sugar, white & black pepper with some wood notes, this cigar meandered from medium to full body while it burned down. While it didn’t absolutely thrill me, it was an okay cigar that is sure to please somebody!" -John A. (Bostoneo)
General Cigar is adding another cigar to its Decedas lineup: Partagas Decadas 2021. This limited edition cigar is dedicated to Partagas’ founder Ramón Cifuentes The new blend uses a special Brazilian-grown Cameroon wrapper, a first for Partagas.
This week, Partagas (STG) is shipping the second allotment of their “Añejo.” This cigar is named after the well-aged wrapper tobaccos make up the barber pole look. Beginning October 3, Partagas Añejo is re-releasing the cigar in the smae two original sizes that launched earlier this year. Both vitiolas are 4.5” in length because of the scarcity and fragility of the cigar’s Cameroon wrapper. We reviewed this cigar earlier this year and we gave it a 91 in our blind testing.
"A great cigar for those that like coffee. Impeccable construction with a nice even burn and mellow smoke throughout the experience. The initial sweetness prepares the palate to accept the bitterness that coffee brings." -Jai P. (Jai)
General Cigar has announced a new line in the Partagas brand: Añejo. The word anejo refers to the well-aged wrapper tobacco that defines its appearance and its taste. It is rolled at General Cigar Dominicana and ships to retailers on March 1.
"This was a very nice smoke. It didn't turn out to be the spice/pepper bomb that I expected based on its looks. I picked up lots of different flavors including floral, white pepper, creaminess, bubble gum, wood, and earth. I would definitely smoke this again, and would possibly consider a fiver. " -Mickey T. (irratebass)
"A decent looking stick, with great pre-light aromas, and lackluster construction and burn. The flavor profile was okay, middle of the road for me, I feel the lightly packed/rolled tobacco caused this stick to burn too quickly, causing off flavors from the high burn temp. I’d smoke it again, but it wouldn’t be my first choice as the flavor profile was pretty straight forward and didn’t have a level of complexity that I am typically accustomed with true premium cigars. While not the bottom of the barrel in the premium world, a noteworthy smoke that you should try!" -John A. (Bostoneo)