Thursday, May 26, 2022

Partagas Anejo in (Synesthesia) Review | Partagas Project IX

Partagas Anejo in (Synesthesia) Review | Partagas Project IX (9th review, 10th over-all installment*)

WRAPPER: Cameroon/Connecticut Shade
BINDER: Dominican
FILLER: Mexican, Dominican

FORMAT: Petit Robusto (4.5x49) Barber-pole
ORIGIN: General Cigar Dominicana
INTENSITY: Mustard yellow

Copper coils | Brown aviator-shaped lenses | Valises

So I'm sitting here puffing my way through to the tune of a 1/2-inch of ash, thinking to myself that I guess not every cigar triggers my synesthesia... when suddenly... the wood side-paneling of an old station wagon. It's a hit & run type burst of an affair. A brown aviator lens shape settles in. Sepia. Copper coils. a tangled rat's nest of 'em. Not springy. Closed windows.

Snippets of Creedence Clearwater Revival are playing in my head. A dull chord or two from across their portfolio of songs I only sorta know not that well. I get a sense of a waxed canvas swatch awareness. Tan. Lots of tans... Khaki-forward. Goldenrod running stitches. Valise shapes. The smell of an old church. ::: very ::: indoors. No sensation of movement whatsoever. A prevailing sense of four decades ago.

Why am I experiencing scenes from The Muppets Take Manhattan? I much more grok the prominent and angularly odd geometric shapes of spicy mustard yellow complexions.

TASTE: Indoors
BURN: Jim Henson
BUILD: 1978

FINAL GRADE: Shag carpet

A note. It's difficult for me to unknow what I know as to the age of this Anejo tobacco. I cannot be sure how much that knowledge influenced my overall experience here. In a previous Synesthesia review, I stated: "The thought of memory playing a role in synesthesia is cloyingly sweet."

*Below is the schedule of this 'Partagas Project.' You have just read 10.

1. Intro (about the blend & project)
2. Review (Regular)
3. Review (Sherlock Holmes)
4. Review (Something quirky)
5. Review (Cigar Aficionado style)
6. Review (Limerick)
7. Review (Long-form)
8. Review (Flavor wheel)
9. Review (Kaplowitz Scale review)
10. Review (Synesthesia review)
11. Review (Primary tastes)
12. Overview

[PLEASE NOTE: regardless of which installment of this multi-post project you come in on, you can find the rest of the entries by employing the Search Kaplowitz Media. function to the right of your screen. Simply enter "Partagas Project." Thank you.]

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