PARTAGAS AÑEJO | CIGAR REVIEW
MAY 11, 2022 - PHIL KURUT, COMEDY - CIGARS - MUSIC
PARTAGAS AÑEJO PETIT ROBUSTO (4 1/2 x 49)
WRAPPER: CAMEROON (1998), CONNECTICUT SHADE (2013)
BINDER: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
FILLER: MEXICO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
A very earthy start with distant drops of caramel for the Añejo. Kind of like a late night dripping sink. You can barely hear it. There it is again, but it’s all the way across the house.
Leather and rich earth ooze from the retrohale, and the finish holds tight to leather and caramel, both rather subtle.
The draw is spot on, and the smoke output is sufficient. Solid ash.
Spice begins to build, mostly relegated to the finish.
Añejo drops in some chocolate now, followed by marshmallow. Now we’re talking.
The foot smoke pours out wood, chocolate, and spice.
The burn line wanders a bit, but not enough to actively rein it in. Just stay close, bud.
Chocolate and marshmallow are begging for a bit of graham cracker. Maybe that’s just me. Anyway.
Leather starts to tumble around a bit, encroaching on the playful sweetness the chocolate and marshmallow attempted to build. There’s always that one bratty kid on the playground. Stop climbing up the slide, dude.
Flowing through the retrohale, leather is much more subtle and smooth.
Cinnamon works well on the finish, complemented by leather. Coffee grounds hang out, deeply embedded in the tongue. Well roasted and brewed. Nice. Syrup also rests there, sweet but not defined.
The burn locks in now, tight and snug. Smoke output gets promoted up a few rungs. Nice.
Chugging along, this vitola of the Añejo proves itself well enough.
Leather continues to pour through, balancing itself much better with some earth and dashes of baking spices.
Caramel and marshmallow come back to play a bit in the retrohale.
Leather and coffee brace strongly on the finish, making room for fruit to tiptoe a bit. Pressing my tongue to the top of my mouth floods the palate with leather.
Not bad, little guy.
SMOKE TIME: 1 hr. 10 mins.
RATING: 3 / 4 - Chugs along well.