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  1. phathungarian
    October 7, 2009

    I have always had excellent luck with the Partagas brand. A few of them I have only tried because of the great reviews on this site. This one above ranks very high in my cigar books and on other sites, so the Lusitanias is the next Partagas I will try, as I am leaving for the Island of Cuba this Sunday. I will post my opinion in the coming weeks.
    Thanks for hosting such a wonderful site! So many great cigars, so little time…

  2. phathungarian
    October 20, 2009

    I am back from Cuba and here it is: Two hours was not enough to smoke this bad boy. It is a massive cigar, actually I had to place them in my humidor side ways in the drawers, as they are just that big.
    Do this stogie when you have a lot of time and do not rush it. Construction and burn is excellent, never went out. For me, this is the best Partagas there is, demonstrating traditional Partagas qualities in every aspect. Mostly spicey, leather and yes, good chocolate flavours with ocasional creamy notes make this a nice eclectic smoke. Overwhelming and tiring to me, probably also due to the amount of bourbon I had with it. Save it for an evening after grilled meat dinner. Very strong and for sure it isn’t one for the newbies.

  3. Zen Cigar
    May 4, 2013

    My Review of a 2 year old Partagas Lusitanias

    A dress box of Partagas Lusitanias magically appeared in my humidor a while back, and I thought it would be a good idea to check on the box to see how these Lusis were aging, as I plan on going at least five years on these.

    This is only the second stick from the box, I decided to wait a while after the first one was a little flat.

    The color of the wrapper seemed to have darkened some since I last opened the box, hopefully this is a good portent of things to come.

    Upon cutting the tip of the beatuiful triple cap, I take a pre-light draw and get a nice firm Cuban draw. Most habanos draw waaay firmer than non-Cubans; a testament, to me, of putting as much flavor and complexity as possible in one cigar.

    It takes a light easily and as I take the first few puffs I pick up that unmistakable earthy, leathery and musty Partagas flavor profile right away! This is already an improvement from my first Lusi from this box.

    There were still a few sour spots as I smoked, and the cigar required a few touch ups here and there, but I genuinely good care less on the construction on this one as I love the flavors this Partagas gave me.

    As I smoked the prominent leather and earth gave way to coffee and wood with a bit of dryness on the finish. There was definitely some strength to this cigar (which is unusual in the DCs from Cuba – most are milder than their smaller cousins). The last 2 inches of the cigar was exquisite, a real finger burner!

    One of my favorite smokes of all time was a five year-old Lusi that was complex and robust the whole way through. This is not quite there, but we are certainly moving in the right direction!

    Rating: 89 (B+)

  4. World Traveller
    November 29, 2014

    Bought a box and aged them in Wooden Humidor using the Boveda Packs for about 6 months. Flavour improved noticably from those I smoked soon after buying. Very leathery and even a hint of aniseed.

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