Origin : Cuba
Factory Name : Robusto
Size : 4.8 x 50
Weight : 11.66 g
Price : ~$10 each
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The Partagas D4 comes with a simple label and a wrapper full of veins. The wrapper is a light tan color with some noticeable bloom and plume. And the construction is perfect. It’s a pretty good looking cigar and I like the “non traditional” label it comes with.
Smelling the wrapper is amazing and it was one of the highlights of this cigar. There’s a strong sweet tobacco aroma with a little cedar smell behind it. It was strong and in your face and I just sat there awhile smelling the wrapper because it was that good. It’s not too often that you can just sit there and enjoy the aroma of only the wrapper.
Lets talk about the flavors... There’s something about this cigar that makes you stop and look at it. And that’s the first puff. On the first puff I picked up absolutely no pepper and no spice (which is great) like I did on the pre-draw, but what I did pick up was smoothness. Now I know smoothness is not a flavor, but sometimes I feel like it is. When you can “feel” the smoothness of the smoke on your palate it leaves a soft complex taste and I love that!
After the wonderful hits of smoothness, the first initial flavors I picked up was a vegetable-like taste, with tons of rich earthy flavors. I was in heaven with this flavor profile because it’s something I am not used to and this Cuban is nothing like the other Cubans I've smoked. I also picked up some flavors of nuts, roasted coffee and more earthy undertones. I'm not sure where I got that “vegetable flavor” from, but on the first few puffs that’s what I tasted on my palate. It never came back, which sucks because I really enjoyed it. Besides, wouldn’t you rather smoke veggies than eat them?
The flavors don’t change and remain consistent throughout the entire cigar. It picks ups in strength a little towards the end, but for the most part this cigar stays in the mild and medium strength level. It also remains smooth and so fresh on your palate and you got to love that!
One small downfall I did have was the rollercoaster burn. At times it was great and at times it was bad, but with a little fixing it turns out fine. Sometimes when you stop to fix a cigar it can ruin your experience with it, but that wasn’t the case here. If anything, it was worth the time to stop just so you can keep going. Especially when you’re enjoying it so much.
By the time I finished my cigar I was feeling good. I was impressed with the flavors and even more impressed to find no spice and no pepper. I would absolutely smoke this cigar again and of course I recommend for you try it out.
Final Note: As good as this cigar was for me. I cannot crown this cigar as the best Cuban I have smoked. There’s one Cuban holding that number one spot right now and I’ll have a review of it really soon. Do you know what it is?
Final Grade: B+