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PARTAGÁS LUSITANIA

PARTAGÁS LUSITANIA

SCORE
93
points
LENGTH
length
7 5/8"
GAUGE
49 49
STRENGTH
Size
Medium

Tasting Note

The Partagás Lusitania has been around long enough to be considered one of Cuba's iconic and classic cigars. In 2017, it was one of the finest cigars we smoked. But double coronas like the Lusitania require a particularly large, pristine tobacco leaf to fully cover all seven and a half inches of the cigar. Inconsistent crops and poor weather in the last few years have created a bit of a shortage of large, high-quality wrapper leaf in Cuba. This did not stop Cuba from producing fantastic Lusitanias. Our samples came from a 10-count box with a December 2016 box code, so somehow these lovely smokes have not been plucked up by aficionados in the know. These Lusitanias begin floral and sweet before imparting layers of leather, cedar and almonds.

Details

Size: Double Corona


Filler: Cuba


Binder: Cuba


Wrapper: Cuba


Country: Cuba


Price: £30.90


Box Date: Dec. 2016


Issue: Cigar Aficionado – Jan 01, 2018


Designation: Top 25 of 2017 | Rank: 11