August 27, 2018
Origin : Cuba
Format : Tacos
Size : 158mm X 47
Price : USD 15
Draw : [rating:4/6]
Burn : [rating:4/6]
Flavour : [rating:5.5/6]
Aroma : [rating:4.5/6]
strength : [rating:6/6]
The Partagas Presidentes is a double figurado shape (double pointed), a very particular shape which immediately catches the attention. It is dressed with a mild brown silky and high quality wrapper, not very oily and modestly veined, and obviously proudly shows the traditional red Partagas band.
This shape is very enjoyable and definitely a good fun smoke, just because of the shape itself the stick will deliver complexity and variation. At first, once lit will be smocking just the wrapper and the binder which are all about spiciness, and then when the cigar will be fully burning will deliver a bomb of rich and intense flavour to the palate.
Easy to cut, with a good combustion makes it easy to smoke and pain free experience.
The ash will stay compact and on the stick for almost half way, with some flaky bits but nothing that will affect the smoke.
The Partagas presidente, as already mentioned, begins with a spicy bomb all over the palate, this is because the very first puffs are just burning the wrapper and the binder.
This change very much when the all head comes on fire, at this point is tangible for anyone that the cigar changes from tight draw fit a spicy sensation to a looser draw much higher density of smoke puffed and a very rich and intense flavour profile, in true Partagas style.
The strength is Full already as it starts and will be constant throughout the cigar with some very intense bits especially as we get closer to the end.
If well-lit the cigar will burn evenly for the entire length and won’t need any lighter work, thanks to the good structure of the cigar perfectly rolled.
The flavour profile is typical of the brand, from sweet spices at the beginning with some vegetal notes as green pepper and hay, to milk chocolate, roasted coffee beans, still vegetable with a hint of cedar wood and leather with a good balance between power, sweetness and a pleasant acidity tingling the tongue.
The second third is a linear consequence of the first keeping the strength level and flavours very similar just getting a bit stronger, but the best is yet to come.
As we get to the final third the cigar is at his peak, intense with very strong notes of dark chocolate, hay, pepper and cedar wood. The flavour profile goes to darker flavour but maintaining the same line.
The Partagas Presidentes is a very serious smoke. Powerful, well balanced and complex delivers a big deal of flavours to a beautiful experience. It will take a seasoned smoker to be fully enjoyed as it is one of the most intense cigars I ever had.
It is recommended to have it after a good lunch or dinner, great with a digestive or a glass of red wine which share the same power and elegance.
September 1, 2018
Agree Jeff, I guess it comes back to the complex shape to roll.
August 27, 2018
Love these cigars but no one has them in stock. Is there a reason
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