Cigar Aficionado

Partagas 8-9-8 Varnished
8-9-8 Varnished
43 43
Tasting Note
A nicely constructed Lonsdale with a firm draw that eventually opens up. Earthy, coffee flavors are balanced by an array of citrus, cedar and vanilla notes.
Body Medium-Full
Size Lonsdale
Ring Gauge 43
Length 6 3/4"
Filler Cuba
Binder Cuba
Wrapper Cuba
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Apr 01, 2011
Price £15.99
Box DateOct. 09
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2008 | Score: 93

An oily cigar with model construction. It is a panoply of rich, well-balanced flavors ranging from leather and earth to coffee and spice. The finish is long and toasty.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2007 | Score: 90

This good-looking cigar has fine oils and lovely color. It’s leathery and toasty, with a touch of wheaty flavor. A medium-bodied smoke that’s very pleasant.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2006 | Score: 89

An attractive cigar that has an inconsistent burn and draw. It’s cedary, with a touch of cocoa on the palate.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jul 12, 2005 | Score: 90

Oily and dark, this well-made and attractive cigar is chewy and bready, with big leather and cedar notes. The finish is long and lightly spiced.

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