Partagas Presidentes

Partagas Presidentes

Origin : CubaPartagas
Factory Name : Perfecto (Taco)
Size : 158 x 18.65 mm
Ring : 47
Weight : 10.79 g
Price : ~$230 for a box of 25

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.

Appearance : Rating: ★★★★½
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 ;)

Construction : Rating: ★★★★½
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.

Flavor : Rating: ★★★★★
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.

Value : Rating: ★★★★½
What made its value was definitely its age. Really makes a difference!

Overall Rating : Overall Rating: ★★★★½
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.

3 Comments on “Partagas Presidentes”

  1. This is a very difficult cigar to smoke, it does indeed need ageing and the other thing is that the draw is seldom perfect. Need to clip and store it right.

  2. Stephen Keen says:

    I’ve heard a couple of negative comments about this cigar, but I smoked one before it even hit the humidor and I loved it. There was no runs and it wasn’t overly tight or loose. The color was a little off, but the taste made up for it. Good one. I’d give it five stars.

  3. I’ve always enjoyed the Partagas Presidente. As others have noted, they can benefit from some age, but even fairly fresh, once they’ve stabilized for a few weeks after shipment, they tend to smoke pretty well.

    The flavor builds as you smoke the cigar, starting with notes of cedar and oak, slowly gaining some leather and by the last 1/3 picking up a nice white peper with strengthening cedar and leather notes.

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