The 25 Best Cigars of the Year 2012
Partagás Serie E No. 2
Cuba’s best-selling premium cigar is a robusto, the Partagás Serie D No. 4, with its distinctive red and gold band. Embracing the worldwide trend toward fatter cigars, Cuba introduced a longer, plumped-up version of the D4 in late 2011 called the Partagás Serie E No. 2.
Not only is the E2 the fattest parejo in the Cuban Partagás line, it’s a dynamite cigar. Showing floral notes and a cedary sweetness, the cigars are balanced and elegant, with a long finish smacking of cocoa powder.