Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Partagas Cigars Decadas Limited Reserve 2021 in Review

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Partagas Cigars Decadas Limited Reserve 2021 in Review

WRAPPER: Brazilian Cameroon
BINDER: Connecticut Havano
FILLER: Dominican, Nicaraguan

FORMAT: Toro (652)
ORIGIN: General Cigar Dominicana
INTENSITY: Medium/Medium-full

Suede | Citrus | Earth

Fusty & dusty. Leathery & spicy. Calmly sneaky sweet. Gently-prickly. I'm just typing out what comes to mind. Liquid notes on a dry stage. Let's call it stiff suede, candied lemon on a sandy beach. Herbes de Provence, ooh-la-la and no shortage of accompanying je ne sais quoi... stored in dusty wooden spice rack. Nicely toasted cereal grains. Trailing anise off a black peppercorn front, subtly. A bit of fruitiness on the far-out, ma-a-a-nnn. 

Exceptionally balanced and brimming with finely-drawn complexities. Nifty nuances dig into a piled high airy earthiness. More fruits entrench come mid-point. Paler stuff with heavy syrups. Peach fuzz cheeks and tongue. A nice transition there, evolving from the end of 1/3 through till the mid-point, which also includes a bit of chai tea and marzipan. The olfactory senses hum on this offering. Sit in it. A knock? Could use greater structuring of notes.

Burns on a slowly-paced even enough line. Smokes exceptionally coolly. Draws a bit unevenly and toward stiff. Barrel softens some half-tick but exhibits no soft-spots per se. Moderate and then plus (come the half) smoke out-put. Super-kindly room-note. As to aroma and such, if one hadn't smoked a cigar in, say a decade, this smell would be quite classically familiar to their nose. Fusty in the second-half on-out with an added delicate maltiness. 


A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59

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