and powerful, this cigar manifests an explosion of flavour on the
palate and at the back of the nose. Rich, high quality tobacco,
bittersweet chocolate and dark, dark coffee all mixed together in this
little flavour bomb.
Don Jaime Partagas started manufacturing cigars in 1827 and established this brand in 1845. When he died the brand passed to Ramon Cifuentes in 1889, being owned prior to nationalisation by Cifuentes y Cia. Evelyn Waugh mentioned this cigar in Brideshead Revisited and Partagas cigars won gold medals in at least three international exhibitions between 1867 and 1884. They are still produced in the Partagas factory, renamed Fernando Perez after nationalisation.Partagas cigars are strong, well balanced and rich in flavour. Unusually intense and quite commanding. The best quality are undoubtedly the larger in the range. These cigars improve even more with aging.
Aged Habano cigars taste different to the equivalent recent production. It is an acquired taste and not for beginners. There are auctions for thousands of dollars for cigars which date pre-embargo. There are very high prices paid for each decade after that. The cigars we are offering have matured a few years. The oldest are from 1998 and the youngest are from 2003.These cigars have matured in Cuba and have just been inspected for quality by Habanos and then in our humidor by us. A few of our VIP clients have had some and have already bought them in batches. We will soon run out of these and have no idea if and when we will get more. Although based on the comments by our customers, and especially by our long time customers, we will ask for more.Why smoke a matured cigar? This is what our supplier says, " During the early years the cigar is left to mature the general flavor remains but as the nicotine and ammonia disappear the cigar "mellows" and the flavor is less harsh" .As we said these cigars are for connoisseurs, and to them this is a treat. Enjoy.Note: Although the system states otherwise the codes are guaranteed for these boxes.