Reading Time: 3 minutes La Aroma de Cuba cigars added a Connecticut selection this year and Gary has a review of the Toro-sized Monarch. Check out what he had to say, and see what effect, if any, the new wrapper had on the blend.
Cigar News: Partagas Añejo Cigars Return
This Year’s Second Allotment of Añejo Reprises Two Original Shapes
Partagas has shipped this year’s second limited edition allotment of “Añejo.” The line is named for the profoundly aged wrapper tobaccos that define its appearance, attributes, and refined flavor profile.
Partagas Añejo cigars are also reprising the two original sizes released earlier this year. Both vitolas are 4½” in length due to the scarcity and fragility of the cigars’ African Cameroon wrapper leaves.
“Partagas Añejo is a small-batch offering that we are releasing twice a year,” said Partagas brand manager John Hakim. “This special blend provides the opportunity for cigar lovers to experience the mystique of a Cameroon wrapper in the context of masterful blending.”
Each barber-pole cigar is rolled with a rare 1998 Cameroon leaf intertwined with a 2013 Connecticut Shade leaf. The core blend is comprised of Mexican and Dominican fillers bound in a Dominican Vega Especial leaf. Starting off mellow, the cigar delivers an intricately layered and complex experience with notes of wood, leather, and earth that culminate in a medium-bodied smoke.
Partagas Añejo Petit Robusto (4½” x 49) SRP per cigar, $6.99 (25 cigars per box)
Partagas Añejo Esplendido (4½” x 60) SRP per cigar, $7.49 (25 cigars per box)
Added Mr. Hakim,” The initial release earlier this year was met with a tremendous response, and we anticipate that the second allotment will sell out quickly.” CA