Cigar Aficionado

Partagás Short
42 42
Tasting Note
Toasty and woody at first, this little smoke gets strong quickly, loading the palate with heavy notes of nutty marzipan, espresso beans and a ground red pepper spice.
Body Full
Size Petit Corona
Ring Gauge 42
Length 4 3/8"
Filler Cuba
Binder Cuba
Wrapper Cuba
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Feb 01, 2019
Price £12.57
Box DateMarch 2017
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2017 | Score: 91

The dense smoke of this small cigar imparts a a strong, complex core of woody notes ranging from oak rum barrels to hickory and cedar while an earthy, coffee bean quality accentuates each puff.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2014 | Score: 91

Strikingly rich color to this gleaming little cigar, which is rich with earth, walnuts and leathery notes. The draw is even and full.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2013 | Score: 90

This attractive little smoke is slightly firm on the draw, but imparts lot of cappuccino character balanced by earthy and nutmeg flavors.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2012 | Score: 91

A delicious little smoke that offers an abundance of coffee bean and nutmeg flavors from the first puff. Subtle salty notes also emerge.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2009 | Score: 92

A handsome petit corona with an expertly crafted 3-seam cap. The leathery flavor core is framed by coffee bean, walnut notes and a fresh tobacco finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2007 | Score: 88

An attractive petit corona with a good cap and fine draw. There is a dusty woodiness to the smoke. Light spice and wood notes also come through. The finish is leathery with a citrus note.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Apr 01, 2004 | Score: 87

This stout petit is strong for its size. Its flavors include cedar and black pepper. Some bitterness was noted.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2004 | Score: 91

Beautiful, with a fine burn and draw. The smoke has sweet leather and cocoa bean notes, with a toasty character. Medium to full bodied.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Nov 01, 2002 | Score: 89

This tiny smoke features a rich, toasty aroma. The burn and draw are balanced. Flavors consist of nuts and leather, with hints of wood and slight sawdust.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2002 | Score: 82

Toothy, veiny and extremely rough. This small cigar has draw problems. The smoke is charry and papery, with a very flat finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider: May 01, 2000 | Score: 89

This well-made cigar has great color and shine. It draws easily, filling the mouth with earthy, toasty smoke with hints of leather and cedar.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Mar 01, 2000 | Score: 89

This dark, rugged petit corona has a reddish-brown wrapper. It's a rich flavor bomb, with earthy, ashy flavors and a chalky finish. The cigar should be even better with age. Powerful.

Issue: Cigar Insider: May 01, 1996 | Score: 89

A small cigar with an oily wrapper. The draw is fine, but the burn is uneven. It is surprisingly full-flavored, with touches of pepper, leather and nuts. It has a buttery, cedary finish.

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