The 25 Best Cigars of the Year 2009
German cigar merchant Christopher Wolters resurrected this classy, highly artisanal shape from the Partagas factory in 1996, when he asked the fabrica to make him 100 special humidors of 50 cigars, and they took a place among the most sought-after collectible boxes ever made. Twelve years later the big figurado became commercially produced as an exclusive for La Casa del Habano cigar stores. The smoke delivers wonderfully spicy and opulent aromas and flavors, and is ultra-cool with its large girth and substantial length. This is a cigar to take your time with, preferably in a Havana bar with a glass of rum, buoyant salsa and the right company.