Cigar Aficionado

Partagás Culebra
39 39
Tasting Note
Twisted and crooked, this serpentine cigar draws well, starting floral and woody yet intensifying to show earth and black pepper spice.
Body Medium-Full
Size Odd
Ring Gauge 39
Length 5 3/4"
Filler Cuba
Binder Cuba
Wrapper Cuba
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Apr 01, 2018
Price £37.40
Box DateOctober 2014
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2009 | Score: 87

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.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: 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: Cigar Aficionado: 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: Cigar Insider: 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: Cigar Aficionado: 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.

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
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