Cigar Aficionado

Partagas Serie P No. 2
Serie P No. 2
95
points
Cuba
Cuba
52 52
Medium
Medium
Tasting Note
A slightly pressed torpedo that loads the palate with flavor from the first puff. Black pepper and coffee bean flavor transition into rich leather and a sweet cappuccino finish. Balanced and complex.
Body Medium
Size Figurado
Ring Gauge 52
Length 6 1/8"
Filler Cuba
Binder Cuba
Wrapper Cuba
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Dec 01, 2011
Price £18.06
Box DateJun. 2010
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2015 | Score: 93

Softly pressed with an oily colorado wrapper, this pyramid is bready and oaky, balanced by sweet notes of vanilla, marzipan and a touch of earthy coffee.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2013 | Score: 91

Woody and oaky, this pyramid takes on some complex leather and chocolate notes which culminate in a sweet and savory finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2011 | Score: 92

A dark torpedo with a notably uneven burn, but full of coffee bean and earth flavors balanced by touches of caramel and licorice. Medium to full bodied.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2008 | Score: 90

An oily torpedo that is a bit rough at the tip. A creamy, nutty smoke with pleasant touches of leather throughout and a toasty finish. Medium bodied and balanced.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2006 | Score: 90

An attractive torpedo with a good draw and burn. It shows an abundance of toasty, spicy flavors and a woody, creamy note. The finish is cedary.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Aug 08, 2006 | Score: 90

An attractive torpedo with a good draw and burn. It shows an abundance of toasty, spicy flavors and a woody, creamy note. The finish is cedary.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2005 | Score: 87

A good looking pyramid with a firm but good draw. It's woody and peppery, with a solid core of tobacco flavor and a pleasant finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jan 01, 1970 | Score: 94

That old adage of things getting better with age is perfectly suited to Cuba's Partagás Serie P No. 2. The cigar, originally called the Partagás Pirámide, was released in 2000, scoring in the high 80s in our publications. The popular smoke was made part of the regular Cuban cigar portfolio, and was renamed the Serie P No. 2, again scoring in the upper 80s. In recent years, however, these cigars have gone from good to great. Versions in 2006 scored 90 points, the scores crept up to 91 points by 2009, and last year the cigar scored even higher. In this tasting, it scored a near classic 94 points.The cigar shares the same dimensions as all of Cuba's pirámides, and the Partagás Serie P No. 2 is currently smoking better than all of them, even the legendary Montecristo No. 2. Brimming with black pepper, coffee bean, leather and sweet cappuccino notes, the cigars are powerful and complex, loaded with bold Cuban flavors. This Partagás smoke shows true evolution: it has been transformed into something incredible, a perfect example of the level of top-quality smokes that are being made in Cuba today.

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