Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Partagas 1845 Extra Oscuro Robusto Gordo

Last night was the Legends of Fire, Partagas cigar event. I didn't count heads but around 75 people were in attendance and got a chance to try out the new Partagas 1845 Extra Oscuro cigar. Along with the cigars, the champagne and some fine wine samples it was a pretty good time. There were lots of prizes but I didn't win any. Oh well, I got to test drive this new blend from Partagas and that's all the really matters since I have been seeing some buzz about it the past couple of weeks. So, what did I think? Read on and find out...

Quick Details
  • Cigar Size: 5.5  x 52 Robusto Gorodo
  • Wrapper:  Connecticut Habano Oscuro
  • Binder: Vega Especiale
  • Filler: ligeros from the Dominican and Nicaraguan
  • Cutting Method: Xikar guillotine
  • Paired with: Diet Pepsi, red wine, champagne.
  • Price: $7.26 Online.

Partagas 1845 Extra Oscuro Robusto Gordo
Even through the cellophane you can see this Partagas 1845 Extra Oscuro, is a great looking cigar. The black and silver band really stands out from the dark Oscuro wrapper, the wrapper itself is stout, toothy and oily. You will also see that the wrapper contains only the finest of veins and was rolled on with seamless care.

Testing aromas from the foot, there are notes of rich tobacco, leather and a bit of barnyard. Once the triple cap is cut, the free cold draw has notes of cocoa, toast and earth. As the cigar burned it produced loads of full bodied smoke from both ends and firm white ash was left behind. I was a bit surprised the ash fell around the 1" mark, but a nice oil line was forming just above the razor sharp burn. While I smoked on, other flavors that came and went, some were faint, others were bold. I found notes of cocoa, toast, earth, oak, coffee, brown sugar, leather and spicy cedar. The final two inches finished with a nice mix of oak, earth and charcoal.

Overall the Partagas event at Legends of Fire was a good time, and the 1845 Extra Oscuro was a great cigar. It had a great burn, great construction and nice flavors. I picked up a few at the event and am happy I did.

Rated: 93