Question on the E2's


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Thoughts of the blind tasting competitions comes to mind here.  Few can even guess the right cigar, but we are supposed to believe people can "taste" the factory!  I have my doubts.  I guess the next

I had an email Monday for a member looking for Partagas Serie E2 from El Laguito.  I found some yesterday in the warehouse (up Monday) but my question to regular smokers of the E2..............Can you

I have opened plenty of mastercases of both E laguito  Partagas E2 and Partagas (mother factory) E2.  The Laguito E2 are far more consistent in terms of wrapper shade and wrapper quality masterca

On 12/9/2020 at 6:52 PM, Taco said:

You’d think EL would have the best, most consistent rollers. If that’s the case, I’d want EL boxes to cut down on any duds. Same goes for distribution of quality tobacco. 

This is a whole other can of worms. Getting away with using rough, sub-par wrappers on ELs and also rolling at least 50% of them  at provincial as opposed to mother factories. It's bewildering at best.

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On 12/3/2020 at 5:54 PM, TTP21 said:

My disclaimer - Limited sample size for me.  Construction and quality, zero difference.  Flavor is where I have noticed a difference whereas the non-El Laguito are like D4 and Lusi but smooth as can be.  The El Laguna are the opposite - incredibly strong and in need of some serious down time.  At least I hope that's a cure for them to this point. I taste the potential for sure, but they're incredibly potent. 

I agree 100% with this. If you want to smoke now stay away from EL. It seems like a different blend? If you want to age go with EL.

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3 hours ago, Jimmy_jack said:

Amo May 2016 box from host. So so disappointing. I revisited this box because of this thread. It’s been a while since I’ve had one. White pepper and nothing else. Horrible burn. Just one sampling but sad none the less.
 


Honestly I do t think they were any good until 18


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21 hours ago, Jimmy_jack said:

Amo May 2016 box from host. So so disappointing. I revisited this box because of this thread. It’s been a while since I’ve had one. White pepper and nothing else. Horrible burn. Just one sampling but sad none the less.

It's worth noting 16s were pretty bad all around. Likely the worst year for CCs in that decade, IMO

 

6 hours ago, djrey said:

I'm curious, what blend seems to be stronger/better suitable for aging, E2 or P2? I have had P2's but haven't had E2 yet mostly because its not my ideal ring. 

While you'd have to assume these 2 vitolas are the same blend, i sense they smoke different b/c of shape. For me P2s smoke a bit more powerfully & E2s seem to have an elegance about them.

I'm with you, not a huge fan of the size, but every time I smoke one I'm so F'n happy. I'd venture to say E2 is a Top 10 CC, and worth seeking out when rolled at Partagas. Pure joy.

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I have only had one ten year plus aged P2, and it absolutely blew me away with power plus a wild explosion of flavor with what seemed like berries plus some other fruits (that may not actually exist  ?  ).

I have a couple of boxes in deep storage--hoping for the best.

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On 1/4/2021 at 1:41 PM, Gamehawker said:

Yup, it has been over a month since he started this thread.

It is time now for what he said on his initial post:  "I have my thoughts but I will jump in once this is kicked around for a while :cigar:"

TTT

Hey Pres,

Are you ever going to jump in with your thoughts on this post that you created and you said that you would?

It is time now for what he said on his initial post:  "I have my thoughts but I will jump in once this is kicked around for a while :cigar:"

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I have a bundle of cigars reported to be back door EL E2 as well as some 5 packs purchased in Havana (Libre). The banded/boxed versions (not EL) are completely forgettable, hot air for the first half and a hint of Partagas on the back end. The “Backdoor” E2 are some of the best cigars I have after only 2 years aging. Absolutely sublime and stand head to head with siglo 6 IMO. I give away the boxed/banded E2, wish I could source more of the unbanded. The leaf is top notch and the burn is a thing of beauty despite average looking wrappers.


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On 1/8/2021 at 10:40 AM, Gamehawker said:

TTT

Hey Pres,

Are you ever going to jump in with your thoughts on this post that you created and you said that you would?

It is time now for what he said on his initial post:  "I have my thoughts but I will jump in once this is kicked around for a while :cigar:"

Tap, tap tap

Hey Pres,

Are you ever going to give your thoughts on this thread like you said that you were going to on your initial post?

I and like a lot of other people would appreciate your thoughts and insights.

TIA

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On 1/12/2021 at 9:42 AM, Gamehawker said:

Tap, tap tap

Hey Pres,

Are you ever going to give your thoughts on this thread like you said that you were going to on your initial post?

I and like a lot of other people would appreciate your thoughts and insights.

TIA

 

TTT

Hey Pres,

Are you ever going to give your thoughts on this thread like you said that you were going to on your initial post?

Thanks

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I bit on 2x 5 count boxes that were offered up as handpicked.  Just received them other day and the look/feel/aroma is unbelievable.  Going to be a challenge to hold off until spring when I can get warmer weather and can just enjoy without the chill. Looking forward to the reviews/exchanges until then

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On 12/4/2020 at 9:24 PM, PuroDiario said:

To make an analogy, and risking getting some heat, for the most part I think factory codes are like looking at the numbers board by the roulette in a Casino...it does not change the odds of the game whatsoever no matter how much you look at it...more like you had one that you liked, you looked at the code and saw it was Laguito and said aha! Or you first looked at the code and were pre-conditioned to like it after seeing the code.

I would bet if you smoke for about a year two E2s/day blindly of different years one cigar per factory code and you were asked to chose what you are smoking (Laguito vs No Laguito) you would end up with a binomial distribution...no different than tossing a coin for enough times (maybe we need you to smoke 4 a day instead of 2)...

I very much like the cut of you gib.

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