11 responses

  1. kevink868
    February 8, 2008

    Damn, I haven’t had one of these in a looooong time. I’m due. Thanks for an excellent review, as always.

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  2. k0mmissar
    February 16, 2009

    if they could put this flavour into a larger ring gauge, it would be cuban heaven!

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  3. phathungarian
    February 17, 2009

    indeed, thanks for the review. I will be looking for these the next time I purchase. Looks like one worth trying regardless of cost.

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  4. hollywood beach
    August 27, 2009

    I purchased a box in June ’06 and after aging two years tried one. I felt it was one of the best sticks I’ve ever smoked. Went out and bought another box just to put away and age. Flavor, feel and aroma were outstanding! Your review was very good and accurate. Thanks

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  5. phathungarian
    September 26, 2009

    I have been looking for these since my last response in February, so that’s 6 or 7 months, a hard cigar to find! Did get some in Vancouver BC and smoked one the other night. The review above is bang on as usual, a great stogie with lots of flavour and strong Cuban taste. Great draw and burn, never went out in the 2 hours it took me to finish it! Expensive and worth it. I would recommend it after a big steak or roast beef dinner with a nice bottle of red or a stiff bourbon, like Buffalo Trace. Definitely not for the beginner, but everyone else will appreciate this a great deal. I noticed this stogie ranks on or near the top on all the reviews. Thanks for yours!

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  6. Rey
    January 16, 2010

    A classic Partagas for its flavour profile and character, but wrapped tight as a drumstick.

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  7. RyanR
    September 15, 2010

    I agree 100% this is one of the best cigars I have had the pleasure of smoking. The review is spot on, if you like a good strong, flavorful cigar, give this baby a try, it will not disappoint!

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  8. Tee
    December 8, 2011

    Thanks for the review. I must admit, I didn’t care for the 8-9-8 when I tried two a few years ago (raspy taste).. But your review makes want to try again. Thanks!

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  9. Holsted
    March 16, 2013

    Great review, sound lika a great cigar. Was lucky to find a box from 1998 in my local cigar shop today. Looking forward to try them :)

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  10. yayawhoATyahoo
    August 17, 2015

    Had one of these last FRI … & was nearly left shocked HOW GOOD this one is. I have made a list of boxes for my friend to bring me straight from Cuba in approx 2 mths time & have immediately added this one on (among others, there are: Trini VIGIA, Boli RC, TRINI Reyes, HDMR Petit ROBU, Monte Esp. 2 & Monte 2 …). So good, rich, I would say a bit milder then P SD4 … which is ok for me. Nice cig

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  11. yayawhoATyahoo
    August 19, 2015

    shorty after 1st experience, I tried this one again yesternight during my beloved united win … & can only underline above written: excellent cigar & goes up to top 3 in my list, right behind Trini VigĂ­a & on par with Boli RC. ENJOY, it took me some 1h 20/25 mins of lovely smoke

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