Partegas De Bronce Corona Gorda
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo
Filler: Secco Corojo, Viso Dulce, Ligero Medio Tiempo
This week we got a new cigar by Partegas which is a limited edition Nicaraguan Puro that was blended by Scandinavian Tobacco groups’ Justin Andrews and Sandy Cobas from El Titan De Bronze in Miami Florida.
As you know Partegas is a well known brand in the cigar industry so this limited edition cigar is a modern take on a classic brand to help move it into the future. There are only 5,000 10 count boxes made of this cigar so it is extremely limited. Excitement for a brand is good, however, limited edition could be a good or a bad thing. Let’s light it up and see how it is!
When I lit this cigar up I immediately got hints of citrus and cedar with oaky and earthy notes. The citrus is the most prevalent flavor note with the other notes being in the background. As I got more into the first part of the smoke I started to get some earthy flavors along with charred notes. The charred notes started to turn floral after a few minutes and suddenly turned into baking spice and leather not long after. This is certainly a unique cigar, probably the most unique cigar that I have smoked in a while. After those transitions I started to taste red pepper notes and Graham cracker notes in the background. The Red pepper then turned into black pepper and this cigar really started to get good! I wish it would have gotten this good a little sooner but nonetheless the enjoyment level jumped from a 5 to a 10 at this point in the cigar. It could possibly be the point where the ligero is most prevalent in the blend because now I can feel the medium bodied strength in the smoke. The smoke then transitioned to hints of cinnamon which enhanced the smoking experience the most for me. This cigar ends on a sweet note bringing back hints of Graham Cracker and introducing baking spices into the mix.
Next time you come in ask about the new partegas De Bronce and see for yourself how this cigar is. It is definitely worth a try to see if it suits your palette. Let us know what you think about it when you come in and smoke it!
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