If you can imagine an iconic cigar like Partagas rolled with a Mexican San Andrés wrapper leaf, then you got off at the right stop. Partagas Valle Verde cigars are the first Partagas blend to be rolled with a Mexican San Andrés leaf. The four shape line is named for the “Green Valley,” the agricultural region along the Gulf of Mexico where the cigar’s three-year-aged wrapper is grown. At 4,000 ft. above the coast, the valley is naturally cooler and the volcanic soil teems with nutrient rich minerals. The result is a blemish-free wrapper with hints of earth, sweetness, and cocoa.
Known for their historic use of Cameroon wrappers, for this blend Partagas moves a 2015-vintage Cameroon wrapper down to the binder level, while the fillers are Mexican San Andrés and Nicaraguan Jalapa, plus some 2020-vintage Esteli ligero. The result is a complex, full-bodied smoke that balances rich sweet notes with hints of black pepper.
If you’re among the Partagas devoted, Valle Verde is one cigar you won’t want to miss. The same goes for the cigar smoker seeking a refined, Nicaraguan-forward blend with some nice surprises, all at a very reasonable price. Make sure to add some to your next Famous order.