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REVIEW | Partagas 8-9-8 Varnished
8-9-8 Varnished
91
points
Cuba
Cuba
43
43
Medium-Full
Medium-Full
8-9-8 Varnished

Tasting Note: A nicely constructed Lonsdale with a firm draw that eventually opens up. Earthy, coffee flavors are balanced by an array of citrus, cedar and vanilla notes.

  • Body: Medium-Full
  • Size: Lonsdale
  • Ring Gauge: 43
  • Length: 6 3/4"

  • Filler: Cuba
  • Binder: Cuba
  • Wrapper: Cuba
  • Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Apr 01, 2011
  • Price: £15.99
  • Box Date: Oct. 09


More Reviews of This Cigar

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Aug 01, 2008
Score: 93
An oily cigar with model construction. It is a panoply of rich, well-balanced flavors ranging from leather and earth to coffee and spice. The finish is long and toasty.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Dec 01, 2007
Score: 90
This good-looking cigar has fine oils and lovely color. It’s leathery and toasty, with a touch of wheaty flavor. A medium-bodied smoke that’s very pleasant.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Feb 01, 2006
Score: 89
An attractive cigar that has an inconsistent burn and draw. It’s cedary, with a touch of cocoa on the palate.

Issue: Cigar Insider, Jul 12, 2005
Score: 90
Oily and dark, this well-made and attractive cigar is chewy and bready, with big leather and cedar notes. The finish is long and lightly spiced.

Cigar Aficionado's 100-Point Scale
  • Classic: 95-100
  • Outstanding: 90-94
  • Very good to excellent: 80-89
  • Average to good commercial quality: 70-79
  • Don't waste your money: 0-69
100-Point Scale

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