Partagas Serie P No. 2

Partagas Serie P No. 2

Origin : CubaPartagas
Factory Name : Piramide
Size : 156 x 20.64 mm
Ring : 52
Weight : 14.26 g
Box code : FEB 2006
Price : ~11 € each

I am really into piramides lately, probably because of the pleasure I had smoking the Habanos Seleccion Piramides. I am currently experiencing some Montes No. 2 and Partagas Serie P No. 2. Here is the review of the latter.

Appearance : Rating: ★★★★★
The colorado wrapper is very oily and moderately veiny. The cigar feels quite heavy and imposing.

Partagas Serie P No. 2

Construction : Rating: ★★★★☆
I noticed that it is very tightly packed, which sometimes results in a tight draw. You can compare photos of the foot to those in my previous review of the Montecristo Edmundo to see what I am talking about. The burn was regular if not totally straight.

Partagas Serie P No. 2

Flavor : Rating: ★★★★½
The pre-draw is spicy (surprisingly, there is not that much spice later on). After an easy lighting, the first third provides mostly vegetal and cedarwood flavors, with a good punch of nicotine. The beginning is moderately strong. In the second third, the spice tries to take over but fails and almost disappears from the bouquet. The smoke becomes very round and we’re almost there – in the royal last third. The PSP2 is overwhelming, with powerful woody and vegetal flavors. The strength is similar to Partagas Serie D No. 4 and might frighten off a new smoker.

Partagas Serie P No. 2

Value : Rating: ★★★★☆
All good Cuban piramides are in the same range, it’s really hard to find a bargain.

Overall Rating : Rating: ★★★★½
The Partagas Serie P No. 2 is often compared to the Monte No. 2 and H. Upmann No. 2 when people try to determine the best Cuban piramide. I am not yet familiar with the H. Upmann, so all I can say is that the Montecristo provides slightly more complex flavors but has a very unstable construction as the downside. To me, these two are on the same level. However, they all pale before the Cohiba Seleccion Piramide

13 Comments on “Partagas Serie P No. 2”

  1. Thanks for the box code, now can we have the 3 letter location code with it? I have a box of these (POS – JAN 06) that I’d like to compare.
    The consensus at some boards seem to be that the location matters, while others seem to think that for more recent years it doesn’t matter as much.
    I’ll try to come back here and comment again when I smoke one of mine.

  2. It says PTS. What does POS stand for? I’m not very familiar with these box codes (yet).

  3. This and the Monte 2 are my preferred Cubans right now. Great, intense flavour, very well made – a beauty, and well-priced.

  4. miles above the Cristo No.2 … Mabye I’m simply bored of the Monte, who knows! But this is definatly preferred!

  5. phathungarian says:

    I have a small box (of 3) of these. Haven’t opened it yet, very excited to smoke one. I am relatively new to stogies but I love this site, what a great idea! The reviews I read here are usually bang on. Thanks everyone!

  6. G. Butler says:

    I smoke one of these last night. After the first few puffs, I said, “Yeahhh man… now this is where it’s at!” In my mind I could hear jazz playing to the complex notes of my cigar smoke. I just leaned back and enjoyed this baby, it was just as I’d hoped. As my final words to you cigar smoking folk, I highly recommend that you add this one to your humidor…do not try ’em, just buy ’em. This one is no joke!

  7. I smoke way more smaller cigars than I do larger ones. However, I always have a box of 25 PSP2 on hand. But which is better? This cigar, or the Monte 2? Put it this way, I always have a box of the Monte 2 on hand as well…But only a box of 10. One man’s opinion.

  8. I smoked one of these last thursday, and i was a litlle disaponted:

    Appearance: an incredible color, i love the design of the red and gold band.

    Construction: generally speaking the cigar was well constructed, but i found some soft spots and a have to relight it twice…

    Flavor of the cigar, at the begining i found some pepper notes and a lot af earthy flavors, in the second part i found a cedary flavor but just for a while and again a lot of earthy flavors and some punches of nicotine, finally on the last third i found just earthy flavors, it was a deceiving smoke…

    Price: for the price that i payed i prefer to smoke other piramides.

    appeareance: 5/5
    construction: 4/5
    Flavor: 3/5
    Price: 3/5
    Overall Rating: 3.5/5

  9. Hi, I was just wondering, how did you managed to notice and detect “nicotine punches” ? Has it a particular taste?

  10. For me, a nicotine punch is when there’s a sudden and short increase in power, accompanied by a sort of ‘punch’ in the face, i.e. if you get up your head will be spinning a little. Not sure if it’s clear :)

  11. Yes it is perfectly, It happened to me a lot of times, head spinning, always near the last third =)

  12. Anyone tried, or know the difference between the PSP2 and the PSP2 AT? I really like the 2 and recently have seen the 2 AT listed on a reseller’s site with different reviews that the 2. Just curious if anyone can shed some light?

  13. World Traveller says:

    Never had a bad one of these. Can be strong though like Bolivar

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