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  1. Hi all, I am looking for recommendations for Partagás P2 box codes. I've had a couple of P2s lately that were really good. They had very light wrappers (with a nice rosado tint), quite loose and even rolls with easy draws and a rich box aroma. Flavours were like rich cedarwood, coffee bean, baking spices, white pepper and a hint of a creamy Parmesan cheese type complexity... if that makes sense to anyone and doesn't sound pretentious. Can anyone who knows their boxes well recommend any particular date/codes that match this description? Sadly, my cigar merchant just dumps their cigars
  2. I’ve decided to write about this habano because it was an extremely pleasant surprise to me. I’m usually suspicious of maduros, as in my experience they tend to provide a smoke that doesn’t evolve much. I chose this factory as it’s been the source of my best 2019 Bolivars and Partagás (my two favourite brands). In fact, the best batches of Libertador also came from it – February 19. The Maduro nº 1 has a gorgeous oily wrapper. The smell of this baby is simply incredible. If I close my eyes, it reminds me of a 70% cocoa dark chocolate. I literally feel like almost giving it a bit
  3. This gigantic behemoth pronounces with dominant signature Partagás Pepper, Spice, Leather, and Wood at the beginning. Then, it transitioned into Almond, Bitter Chocolate, Butter, Cedar, Coffee, Cream, Cuban Twang, Nut, Toast, Tobacco bomb with slight hint of Earth, Hay, and Salt notes. Despite of edginess from its youthfulness and constant relighting due to windy weather, it's one of the super complex cigars I've ever had without being too harsh. I would definitely recommended this majestic Cuban cigar if you are seeking for a fine evening cigar! Brand: Partagás Size: 49 x 194 (Double C
  4. After a lot of digging on the web, I think I finally found something from an official source... This is from the Facebook page of Tiendas Caracol Especializada who puts the event together from what they say in their post. I've put the same info in another thread :
  5. I received this cigar in a sampler from El Pres from winning something last year (I honestly forget what, maybe a review) so I don't know box codes on it. Good construction, nice smell to it, not too squishy nor too hard. I've only had a few limited editions, so while I see the hate often expressed about them I was open to trying it out. I do love Partagas. Standard V cut, good predraw, toasted well and lit well. I've seen others talk about problems staying lit or uneven burn or tunneling, but for the most part mine was good in all that. A tad uneven in the last third, but overall it
  6. This little beauty I was gifted from a great BOTL. As I don't know the Box Code I took the year they were HSA axed. It's a very small figurados cigar. Called Infantes Size: 37x98 Cold draw: yeast dough and chillies. Draw not so perfect let's see how it will pans out. Loads of white pepper and bitter black tea. Burn is a bit uneven, but in this size I don't correct it. Draw is perfect for me. Ash is very dark and little globus like mercury crystallize it out of it. Smoke is getting smoother & creamy. Wow this little beauty has the full steam - that's
  7. I love Review weekends. So much fun. Always a good chance to savor the last of it kind. Always a good chance to learn a lot. What I really regret is that I didn't had the guts to go deep when I had the chance to buy them. Well that's gone. May be Rob is doing a great relaunch of the Serie. I would deeply appreciated it and all my kudos and hats of for him and his team. So go back to topic. Review time. So Baby, time to get the punch. Cold draw is perfect. It's starting with veeerrry dark espresso. Not bad for nearly 20 years. A very dr
  8. So far in my cuban cigar journey I've found a couple of happy little islands. Party Shorts are where my capital is planted, it's from here that I venture out to the Montecristo island, or way out to Vegueros atoll. From the first Short I had, I was hooked, it's my perfect size and tasty and just perfect all around. The only tragedy is that I don't have a cabinet sleeping. Yet. Yet. This was from a box of PSP's I picked up earlier in the year from our wonderful hosts. It hasn't been here long, I suppose this falls into my ROTT sample even though I've had the box a month or two.
  9. Would like to hear some opinions on the above. Came across a box of Mille Fleurs TOU Dec 17. Never tried a P Short. Flavors? Strength? The Mille Fleurs I have taste ok. Nothing spectacular. A bit of a “mongrel” in the last half. Good for a 40-45 minute smoke.
  10. This cigar is the Edición Limitada cigar, meaning that it is produced in limited numbers for certain period of time unlike the regular productions. The wood, honey, coffee, cedar and bitter chocolate are being pronounced at first, then followed by almond, earth, caramel, leather, pepper, spice. tobacco and vanilla notes with some complexity throughout the end. I expected this cigar to be something special as it is limited edition cigar but being utterly let down by its tight draw, fireproof wrapper and generic flavour profile. Such a disappointing cigar and I can see why there are many cigar a
  11. Complete crap weather in the SE today, so delayed driving up to NC for work and cracked open the first of the Christmas sampler. I'm a fiend for Partagas, but less so of the pyramid/belicoso/perfecto type, so figured if I'd try an early one I'd choose the Presidente. A first for me, in my eye it looks a bit odd, but very well constructed overall. It had been sitting in a sistema tupperdor for a week or so, so very early for me, but I've been itching to try one from this sampler. Drinking a stone fence, using the Whistle Pig Rye (highly recommend). For taste, it was mostly sourdough, b
  12. Almost getting finished with box number one of these, this is number two. Originally purchased on release and I'm very glad I bought two boxes! I have to say I love this cigar!
  13. This cigar is the rare cigar which can compete with larger ones. It starts with strong beginning which consists of spicy and peppery notes, then flavour is getting more and more intense with woody, cedary, leathery and coffee notes as well as some complexity as I smoke it further till the end. I can see why many cigar aficionados are not only rave about this Minuto sized Petit Corona but also consider it as one of the best short smokes. -Mr. Knight Brand: Partagás Size: 42 x 110 (Petit Corona) Country: Cuba Box Code: ORG ABR 17 Price: RM 49.00 per stick Score: 93
  14. Just shared a Lusitanias with my boss in celebration of a job we landed... he loved it! Of course I knew it wouldn't let down, however he is more inclined to shorter and mellow smokes. What do you guys recommend as a shorter smoke with a similar profile? Would that be the Partagas Shorts? Or perhaps another?
  15. Was hanging out at Toronto LCDH yesterday while the wife did some window shopping. Enjoyed a nice Cuban espresso, some conversation and took a quick look inside the humidor. Found some really nice large format jars. All official Habanos sa. The Behike, Partagas and Cohiba jars look big enough to hold Double Coronas with room to spare! The RyJ Short Churchill and Monte Edmundos are regular sized. The Partagas one is a beauty! Basically the P1 jar on steroids. Future Hamlet Salamones home? Slick, black Behike jar. Another biggie. I guess Habanos got tired o
  16. I really haven't been smoking for much time compared to some of the older members here on the Forum. But, having started 5 years ago one of the first Cuban cigars I started smoking was the Partagas Short. The box I'm smoking from today was one I put away shortly after I began smoking, a cabinet from 2013. I was a Freshman in college at the time, and my friends and I though smoking cigars made us look cool (it did), but it also gave us a chance to relax during the week in between studying. I was even more naive then than I am now, and really did not have many obligations. It is interesting t
  17. DAMN... WHAT A CIGAR! Hopefully you can hang through the review. It is long... too long! I repeat myself over and over again...! I would not give back a second of it. Video review is up... ... beware the 'the wildlife detour.' Thanks for watching! -Piggy
  18. I hadn't touched most of the cigars I picked up last November in Havana. I have been travelling quite a bit for work the last 8 months, and winter doesn't typically lend to outdoor smoking here in Colorado. I finally had time tonight and decided to light up something special. My choice was a massive cigar I received at the Encuentro de Partagas opening dinner. I believe it was a Rodolpho, or something close. The foot got a little beat up on the trip back. (or maybe that night at Up&Down club, its impossible to say for sure) Despite losing the closed foot at some point this cigar
  19. Partagas Seleccion Privada - Edición Limitada 2014 (OPG Dic 2014) Vitola: Magnum 50 (50 ring gauge x 160 mm or 6.3 inches) Introduction: I've been meaning to visit this cigar for some time now, perhaps as much as 12 months. So why did I put it off for so long, and why has this Limited Edition cigar flown 'under-the-radar' lately? Certainly you rated it highly. A recent thread below discussed the two best Limited Editions of the past three years and the Partagas Seleccion Privada got many of your votes. Heck, it even got my vote! (Okay, I've sampled the H.Upmann Magnum
  20. Here's an interesting box. Was sent these pics from a friend @photorob who ordered a few boxes of PSD4's when they were on sale here a while back. (The 2 boxes for $318 sale) The markings on the box. "Partagas" "Hecho en Cuba" , the logo etc aren't burned in. They look like they're silk screened / printed on. Anyone else notice this on their boxes of PSD4 or other? Box code is OBM ABR 16 Serial #'s check out on Habanos site. So this isn't a "real vs fake" witch hunt. I've checked with Rob Ayala on this. He asked me to post the pics and he himself will look at the PSD4s he ha
  21. One of the last from this batch which I received a few years back. A wonderful classic shape, elegant and refined? Vitola: Taco (perfecto) Wrapper: Colorado with touches of Rosado Due to is shape this cigar takes you on a little journey. Starting out with a wonderful refined and mild combination of hazelnut, cacao and some touches of black pepper Behind the bulge it slowly becomes stronger losing the hazelnut and gaining some leather and black coffee taste. At the finishline it turns towards a fairly strong black coffee with black pepper and leather. A good regu
  22. I don’t use any wood in my humidors. However I am tired of adapting different materials to construct the one shelf that I usually use. I have a minimalist approach to shelving. The more you use, the worse the humidor generally works. Shelves impede airflow. I prototyped a very simple shelf made of robust Spanish cedar. I wood carved a couple of members however they are so narrow that the carving was less than desired so I decided to embellish the last member with some Habanos cab “brands.” Brands as in branded or embossed brands… the ones that come off the tops of cabinet lids.
  23. I talk a lot about me "not" being a collector. Yet, like many I suppose, I hold a place in my heart for my "last" box of cigars. This is my last cab of Partagas Lonsdales. I am a practicing genocidal madman when it comes to the extinction of cigars. The other day, was the official first day of the last days for this box of cigars. I never regret smoking a good cigar! -Piggy

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