It's All In The Wrapper
The Partagas comes right out of the gate with lots of flavor: earthiness and wood, balanced by bakery sweets. There’s plentiful smooth, mouth-filling smoke but precious little excess strength. While it lacks the delicacy of some of the CAO Osa’s tea and floral character, it’s still an appealing smoke.
Appearance-wise, it’s a bit of a bruiser: a thick, chunky log of a cigar that’s not notably elegant (especially the cap) but manages to convey a rustic charm thanks in part to its handsome wrapper color. Prices are in the $8-$10 range, which puts it right around average. All in all, an ideal midday smoke for those who want something more than a Macanudo but not so heady as to make for a dizzy afternoon back at the office.
We hope General Cigar continues to find more uses for Olancho wrapper, because it’s clearly special stuff.
5.5" x 52
B: CT Broadleaf Maduro
F: Nicaragua, Honduras, Mexico