Origin : Cuba
Factory Name : Perfecto (Taco)
Size : 158 x 18.65 mm
Ring : 47
Weight : 10.79 g
Price : ~$230 for a box of 25
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My cigar was very aged (about 10 years I think), that is probably the reason why I enjoyed it as much as I did. Rich flavor with plenty of smoke, I definitely liked this Figarado.
The chocolate color wrapper is smooth and shining, I didn't see any veins. Unlit, it smells of leather and wood. I am not (was not?) a fan of figurados, but I could become one if I smoke a few more Partagas Presidentes ;)
The filler is regular and neat. The draw is abundant, producing plenty of smoke. In the last third, the burning is really slow, although the cigar never died out.
A light floral scent is little by little replaced by powerful leather, wood and mushroom flavors in the second third. These flavors become more and more intense; in the last third, the floral scent is back and creates an extremely rich bouquet together with the others. Partagas Presidentes stays perfectly enjoyable until the very last inch, there is no acridity or ammonia scents.
What made its value was definitely its age. Really makes a difference!
Overall Rating :
A good balance between strength and refinement, the Partagas Presidentes is an example of a cigar that gets almost perfect with right ageing. However, it is impossible (at least, for me) to know how many years are needed to make it feel as good as it did. Probably, over 5 years.
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