(5.25 x 54 ring) WRAPPER: Maduro. Manufacturer description: Full flavored and full bodied, Partagas Black Label cigars have been named to Robb Report’s “Best of the Best” list and were also bestowed with a 90 rating from Cigar Insider. The star of Partagas Black Label cigars is its wrapper, a well-oiled Connecticut Medio Tiempo leaf that is proprietary to General Cigar. When blended with Nicaraguan and Dominican ligero and bound with a Dominican binder developed by General Cigar, the unmistakable, bold flavor of Partagas Black Label cigars is coveted by tenured cigar enthusiasts.
I really do enjoy this cigar, as well as the entire Partagas Black Label line of cigars. They are bold, powerful, and spicy. They are constructed well and the ash will stay with you for 3/4 of the smoke. I gave one to my friend, Larry Winget, and told him to smoke it slow because the cigar would kick his ass. He emailed me a few days later stating that the Partagas Black did in fact kick his ass…and he ordered a box. This cigar is for the experienced cigar smoker, and not for the beginner.
(June 1, 2013)