Tasting Note




Despite the bends and crooks, the attractive wrapper remains intact and the culebra burns well, but draws loosely. It’s a toasty cigar with some leather notes. The finish is oily and a bit charry.

Additional tasting notes for Partagas

Issue: Oct 01, 2007
Score: 89
An intentionally crooked cigar with a fine draw. The rich tobacco core and flavors of cedar, orange peel and cocoa are not terribly refined but agreable.

Issue: Dec 01, 2003
Score: 87
This roughish culebra burns well despite its twisted form. The smoke is leathery and slightly chocolatey, with some earthy flavors.

Issue: Nov 01, 2002
Score: 87
A rough, coiled cigar. It lights and draws well, despite its shape, yet burns slightly off. It's rough and woody, with earthy notes. Mild to medium bodied.

Issue: Mar 01, 1997
Score: 87
An unusual cigar in the marketplace, the three-cigar braid. It has a sweet woody character and decent construction. It's just odd-looking.

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