581. Partagas 8-9-8 Aged 2013
From my own collection.
Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco’s cigar lounge.
Size: 6.75×43, Dalias (Lonsdale)
Wrapper: Milk chocolate, oily and smooth with small veins.
Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed.
Cold draw: Light wood.
1st third: Starts with a short bread, hazelnuts and marzipan.
2nd third: Buttery notes added.
Burn: Burns sharp and hasty with a firm and stable white ash.
Smoke: Voluminous smoke with a cool feeling on the tongue and a light draw.
3rd third: Gets a added note of red pepper while still keeping the previous flavours.
Duration: 21:38-22:38, 1h.
Conclusion: A medium bodied cigar with a medium strength profile.
Result: In my book this is an 91 point cigar.
/Cigar Reviewer André