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Partagas Black Label

An attractive sun-grown beauty unlike any other Partagas cigar blend.

Partagas Black is an enticing full-bodied cigar, full and rich. Partagas' gorgeous, oily, medio tiempo sun-grown wrappers and large rings (54-60) are the perfect vehicles to deliver the powerful blend of Nicaraguan and Cuban-seed ligero fillers. Excellent construction, a gentle draw, and rich, robust character make this a bold and enticing cigar.

Partagas Black Label received a well-deserved 90-rating noting: "This alluring cigar has an herbal flavor. It develops a rich, earthy character and fills out with a nutty taste."

Pack In Stock MSRP Price Qty Cart
Bravo (Robusto) (4.5"x54)
BOX OF 20 In Stock $130.00 $96.04
Bravo (Robusto) (4.5"x54)
5-PACK In Stock $31.50 $25.00
Clasico (Robusto) (5.2"x54)
BOX OF 20 In Stock $140.00 $103.60
Clasico (Robusto) (5.2"x54)
5-PACK In Stock $34.50 $27.00
Colossal (Gordo) (5.0"x60)
BOX OF 20 In Stock $158.00 $117.02
Colossal (Gordo) (5.0"x60)
5-PACK In Stock $38.50 $30.50
Crystal Tubo (Robusto) (5.5"x50)
BOX OF 8 In Stock $64.00 $47.40
EdC Gran Gigante (Gordo) (6.5"x64)
BOX OF 18 In Stock $145.62 $106.30
EdC Gran Gigante (Gordo) (6.5"x64)
5-PACK In Stock $40.45 $33.00
Gigante (Gordo) (6.0"x60)
BOX OF 20 In Stock $164.00 $121.66
Gigante (Gordo) (6.0"x60)
5-PACK In Stock $40.00 $32.00
Magnifico (Toro) (6.0"x54)
BOX OF 20 In Stock $150.00 $111.17
Magnifico (Toro) (6.0"x54)
5-PACK In Stock $36.50 $29.00
Maximo Tubos (Toro) (6.0"x50)
BOX OF 20 In Stock $156.00 $115.56
Maximo Tubos (Toro) (6.0"x50)
5-PACK In Stock $38.00 $30.00
Piramide (Pyramid) (6.0"x60)
BOX OF 20 In Stock $170.00 $125.08
Piramide (Pyramid) (6.0"x60)
5-PACK In Stock $41.50 $33.00
Pronto (Cigarillos) (4.2"x36)
BRICK OF 30 In Stock $74.40 $55.04
Pronto (Cigarillos) (4.2"x36)
TIN OF 6 In Stock $14.88 $10.99
Puritos (Cigarillos) (4.2"x32)
BRICK OF 72 In Stock $129.60 $95.21
Puritos (Cigarillos) (4.2"x32)
TIN OF 8 In Stock $14.40 $13.50
Overall Rating 4.53 out of 5 Based on 59 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Partagas Black Label”

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4 out of 5
Black Classico
Above average dark full cigar. Like it but I wouldn't buy it if I didn't enjoy it.
5 out of 5
Black label Puritos
Uneven rolling, poor draw and inconsistent draw. Would not buy again nor would I recommend anyone buy them.
4 out of 5
Good Cigar but does seem to unravel sometimes
I really liked the 5.5" version so I upgraded to the Colossal with mixed results. The cigar does not seem to be as tightly wrapped as the smaller one and as a result tends to unravel a bit as you smoke it. Taste is great and a good smoke.
2 out of 5
Poor quality
Cigars are hard and unsmokable at this time. Going into humidor for another day!
5 out of 5
Great Cigars
They are a great full bodied cigar. Same smoke but longer. Will purchase again.
4 out of 5
Partages Black Label
Really enjoyed this cigar. Very good flavor. Only complaint is the tight draw.
5 out of 5
I don't get to have
I don't get to have these often, so it's always a great treat! . Partagas Black rocks. A great full bodied smoke!
5 out of 5
My go to cigar
My favorite cigar plain and simple Full bodied real man cigar
4 out of 5
Jaerastaman Thoughts
Very smooth and even burning. Like the Clasico very much. Price was on point.
5 out of 5
Best sma;;
Best sma;;
5 out of 5
A cigar with an excellent aroma Great natural taste and still my favorite cigar yet
5 out of 5
No big deal
Just an ok stick, not a lot of flavor or pressence, glad I didn't buy a box or I'd be sending them back. that the post office is charging the same or more as Fedex I'm much more careful of buying a full box of cigars.
5 out of 5
Bad lighters
You have sent me three lighters as promos and they last about a week and puke out. What's up with that. I use high end filtered fluid and always turn to 0 to fill.
5 out of 5
Great cigar!!!!
I've had a few boxes of these and haven't had a bad stick yet. Every one has had an even burn, smooth draw, and great taste. The Maduro wrapper really makes them perfect. My favorite cigar by far.
5 out of 5
Great smoke
Women like the smell
5 out of 5
Good little cigar
The pronto is a good strong short smoke. Overall construction about 85%. Some are a bit tight, and too damp. Tastes just like their big brothers.
4 out of 5
Partagas black label Maximo tubos
Love this cigar, strong but smooth, great with after dinner scotch
5 out of 5
Great Cigar
My husbands new favorite!!
4 out of 5
Smooth Full-Bodied Maduro
A pleasing change of pace for Full-bodied cigar smokers.
5 out of 5
Best Maduro made!! (when you get one made right)
I've smoked the pronto daily for about 6 years. The black label in general is my absolute favorite. My only complaint is that occasionally (1 out of 10), regardless of ring gauge or shape, you will run across a smoke that is impossible to smoke due to a tight draw. I have salvaged about 50% of these by letting them season a bit longer in the humidor. But any smoke at this price you have to toss is a crime. I've found that I have less of a problem with the pyramid. As far as satisfaction... Incredible complexity, peppery with a dark, bold nutty flavor. When you get one that burns slow and even with a great draw, there is not a better smoke around.
5 out of 5
Nice Cigar
i like the bigger size cigars, and full bodied, this fits my needs
4 out of 5
Good Smoke
5 out of 5
CI International
Very happy with the great selection and information on each cigar before purchasing
4 out of 5
Good smoke but draw is a bit tight.
Overall, the cigar is quite impressive. I ordered the 4"X30 and the flavor is all there for the size and does justice to its larger scale brethren. I'd only give it 4 stars because the draw is a little harder than I'd like, but not unpleasantly so. Collectively, I'll probably order another small pack for the winter smoking season!
5 out of 5
Cold weather smoothness.
This is great cigar to enjoy out in cold weather. Smooth smoke and great taste.
5 out of 5
Cold weather smoothness.
This is great cigar to enjoy out in cold weather. Smooth smoke and great taste.
5 out of 5
Partagas Black Label
Partagas Black are one of my very favorite cigars! Rich flavor, excellent Maduro.
5 out of 5
Good service and fast shipping
easy to buy and received order fast.
5 out of 5
Fantastic Smoke
For those who like a rich full smoke, try the Portagas Black Label Piramide, it will not disappoint you.
1 out of 5
Over packed!
These little guys were packed with enough filler for a much larger cigar. Impossible to smoke (all 8). I have had these before and there were no issues but this last round was a bit much.
5 out of 5
Partagas review
These are my favorites.
5 out of 5
Partagas Black Label Colossal: an excellent smoking experience
As described in the title, this was a great smoke. Slow-burning and strong in flavor. Very pleasant, indeed! I only wish I could afford to smoke them everyday.
5 out of 5
Partagas black
Grate cigar injoyed it to the very end
5 out of 5
Always great
I've never had a bad experience with CI thank you!
5 out of 5
I have tried other brands. Several to my satisfaction and a few not so. I always come back to my favorite Partagas Giante Black
I just love the shape, feel and strength of the cigar. It has basically a black wrapper thus Partagas Black Label. It is a bit strong but that is my taste buds like a glove. I really like the length and ring gauge. I usually smoke the Giante but when in a time bind or it is cold outside I resort to the smaller lengths. Maybe my order history from CI would speak about my favorite cigar.
5 out of 5
Quick and easy
Quick and easy
5 out of 5
Great smoke better buy.
5 out of 5
my goto smoke
these black prontos smoke like a big full flavored maduro. If you can let them sit for 2 weeks .
5 out of 5
Partagas Definetly Top of The Line
Never had a bad cigar. Love the smell and taste. Burns evenly all the way through. Just the right size for me, don't waste a lot.
5 out of 5
Great service, great smoke.
I've been ordering from CI for at least 5 years and the price, order fulfillment, and variety has always been first-rate. I usually get a box of the Partagas Black Gigantes - they are my favorite smoke, and no matter what else I stock the humidor with, these 60-gauge chimneys always treat me right. I've smoked more expensive cigars, but really, none I've enjoyed more. Maybe as much, but not more. Well-made, even-burning, and with a strong aromatic taste, you'll know you've had a cigar after one of these Partagas Blacks, and you'll recall the experience fondly. -dale
5 out of 5
smooth, rich, nice draw
smooth, rich, nice draw
5 out of 5
Black Partigas
A fantastic cigar.
1 out of 5
Partagas Cigarillos - not good
Had an issue with these. They are packed too tight to smoke. They first half is barely able to be pulled form and does not become smoke-able till you pass the half way point. First issue I have had. The rest of the cigars are a treat. The order was in great shape. Will order again but not the Partagas Cigarillos.
5 out of 5
Meaty? Beefy? Great!
Delicious. Had an interesting profile that I can only describe as salty or meaty. Weird, but it was a perfect compliment to the rest of the cigar profile. Creamy smooth with hints of sweetness through the draw.
5 out of 5
Partagas Black Label Prontos
Nice quick smoke and definitely worth the value
2 out of 5
Review of Partagas Black Label Gigante
This last batch had over half of the cigars had plugs. Very had to smoke and many times having to cut the cigar in half to smoke. In previous batches there would be an occasional plug but the last batch was horrible. Also the wrapper had a bitter taste and not the smooth sweet silky wrapper of previous batches. I will order again to see if they improve. Thanks, Ross
5 out of 5
Doing it right!
Cigars international provides excellent quality, reasonable prices, fast delivery, and a user friendly website. My most recent purchase also exceeded my expectations. I ordered Partagas Black Label Prontos. They are delicious. My taste leans towards dark wrappers and bold flavors. The Prontos are the best kept little secret I've had. They pack so much flavor and complexity, while providing a consistent experience every single time. I enjoy a big ring gauge occasionally, but the Prontos are my daily driver.
5 out of 5
Awsome smoke
Just a realy good smoke lots of flavor nice and strong
5 out of 5
Partagas note
The Partagas Pronto is an excellent quick little smoke. Filled with flavor, this is a great fill in smoke for when time doesn't allow for a full size cigar.
5 out of 5
Great service as usual
Great service as usual
5 out of 5
Lives up to Partagas standards
Super cigars always the same. Strong, excellent qualituy
5 out of 5
Partagas Black Label Maximo Tubos
An excellent smoke ! Well constructed, good draw, hints of pepper that become creamy about 5 mins in.
5 out of 5
Wonderful little smoke
Perfect for those times you don't have an hour to sit and enjoy but want a good puff. Partagas puts as much into these gems as their biggest, best seller.
4 out of 5
A great smoke!
I stumbled across the Colossal size a few months back at my local Tobacconist and have feel in love with them. Very nice draw, even burn, and full flavored.
2 out of 5
Um... Meh
Good overall flavor, but (for me) very hard to light correctly often times burning a full inch down one third of the exterior. Also, perhaps I just had a bad batch, but this is the only cigar I cannot finish as it gives me nausea/the spins. Never experienced it with any other cigar.
5 out of 5
A wonderful, heavy, flavorful, solid smoke. This is why you took up cigar smoking!
This has been my favorite smoke for several years now. I have tried many Maduros but i always come back to this one. Full rich flavor that gets better and more satisfying as you smoke it. The first third is a treat. The second third sneaks up and really begins to kick. The last of the cigar is the most satisfying with a great burn, heavy hitting, head lightening flavor and effect. Take at least 30-45 minutes. Do not rush this one. Have a full stomach. Best after a big meal. Have a drink in hand. A big, comfortable chair and enjoy. Wonderful outdoors, by the water or in the back yard. You will love this cigar. Again, do NOT rush this. It is worth the time.
4 out of 5
Partagas Prontos
While Partagas Black is my absolutely my favorite cigars, lately the prontos seem to be very dry and hard to smoke. I have to use my cigar "poker" to put a hole all the way thru the cigars to get them to smoke without sucking on them as hard as I can to get the smoke moving. Like I said, I love the Partagas Blacks, but these are becoming to difficult to enjoy properly. And the boxes of 20 can get very expensive at times for a guy on SSDI. Thank You for soliciting my feed back. You are my one source for cigar purchases because of the ease and convenience in variety and price.
4 out of 5
Partagas Black Label Classico
Bold but not overpowering, smooth and almost slightly sweet. On occasion one or two in the box of 20 will be a little too tight and it won't draw as well as the rest.
5 out of 5
inconsistant draw. Some throwaways. Not as expected.
Customer Testimonials
As my friend who introduced me to Partagas Black said, they have "a delightfully fecal quality." These taste like dark rich earth. Some of my favorites. The piramides are a fun shape to smoke.
3/5 = Average. The dark oscuro wrapper was very attractive, but this cigar fell short in flavor. Completely medium, not med-full+ Could have been a bad sample, but not going back for another run.
This a bold powerhouse cigar that is truly a full-bodied smoke. It has a tons of complex flavors and a proximate maple syrup sweetness. This is a maduro that puts all others on notice.
Awesome cigar, love the rich oily wrapper, my new favorite!!!
DS is right. They require too many re-lightings, and I've even considered poking a wire the length of the cigar to make it draw easier. However, the flavor is great. I read the CI review and enjoyed it. However, my response is much simpler: the flavor is great! I'm sure there are all the nuances he mentions, but from my very simple viewpoint, the flavor is great.
A dark, delicious treat! Amazing maduro flavor and an almost meaty quality. Worth every penny. I have gotten the occasional sour stick, but they could be more due to where I purchased them vs. the quality of the cigar. Great great stick. Should always keep a couple on hand.
Review date 10/28/14 - This was the 1st full-flavored cigar I ever tried. (And I'm enjoying one as I write this.) It was at the recommendation of an aficionado in a big cigar store in NC. Being a newbie, I asked about full flavor and he said, "Give this one a sniff." I pulled it out of the tube and marveled at the deep, peppered espresso-like aroma. I only smoke these periodically because they command so much attention. Meaning, you don't really smoke this cigar mindlessly. It is a powerful aesthetic experience. Haven't yet put any down for a nap, but I may before long. Larger gauge does smoke more easily. And it is, as some have stated, a damn fine accompaniment to your whiskey.
A beautiful cigar! My new favorite cigar. Great draw, puts off good smoke. Has a great chocolate leather taste. I smoked the maximo.
I've enjoyed the Black Labels for a long time. If you like a full cigar with plenty of smoke, they are a good choice. I must warn, however, if you are looking for a small cigar, I have tried the prontos and puritos, and the draw can be very hit or miss. I recently purchased a brick of the puritos, and am on the third tin and only one cigar has been smokable. Other bricks have been fine. The larger sizes, though, are always an excellent choice! The smaller sizes are also excellent - if you're the gambling type.
Completely unique cigar. A flavor which can best be described as dark. It is a good smoke, but will surprise you with its flavor. A little bit harsh but it calms down as it burns. A couple months in the humidor does this cigar right!
I've smoked around 100 of these and never had a draw problem. I smoke the gigantes and the crystal tubos. I love these cigars! Very flavorful and nice with little bite. I don't find them to strong, their just right. Partagas have always been my go to cigar, just love them, always in my rotation!
Half of these cigars I smoked had an extremely difficult draw rendering them unsmokeable. I enjoyed the remaining cigars very much. They make lots of smoke and have a smooth flavor.
I am down to my last Partagas Black Label Gigante out of a box of twenty. I really like the flavor of this cigar but in my opinion they aren't worth the trouble. Out of twenty cigars only four had a draw that allowed me to appreciate the flavor. Smoking most of these was like trying to suck a golf ball through ten feet of garden hose. I doubt that I will buy them again.
Prontos over the past year have had the consistency of draw & quality drop way off. I love the rich taste of these little cigars but have to throw every 6th one away as I don't want cramps in my cheeks trying to draw on it. Many of them also unravel after being clipped....
I smoked one literally minutes ago and was severely disappointed. It looked great but the draw was incredibly tight. So tight that I can't even tell you what it tasted like. I spent my whole time trying to loosen it up but it didn't work. I ended up throwing half of it away.
Partagas quality wrapped in a smaller package. This is by far the best jr size cigar I have ever enjoyed. These cigars have almost as much body as the larger partagas black label cigars, and thanks to their small size , these cigars are perfect for a short half hour smoke session.
A while back I was searching for a cigarillo that had the full flavor that a large ring stick offers. After several disappointment, I discovered the Partagas Black Pronto. My search ended there!! These little beauties have everything I was looking for, flavor, punch(be careful) and a nice even burn. When I don't have the time for a full size cigar the Partagas Black Pronto and Cohiba Black Dot Pequenos fill the bill!!
The one and ONLY cigar that makes me have to just sit on the couch after I smoke it... Strong, but very flavorful, easy on the eyes as well, very well constructed.
I've tried these when first introduced, off and on for 7 to 8 months, buying 5 at a time. It is a great tasting cigar, but very inconsistent. I never knew, if the draw would be normal or difficult. Also, the burn was a hit or miss. Sometimes just great, other times, it either canoed or burnt down to a nasty plug. I've since moved on. There are many other premium brands out there that deliver the consistency you pay for.
I've wanted to try Partigas Black Label for a while, and I'm glad I did. I first purchased a sampler with them and loved them so much a few days later I purchased a case of them. Gentlemen this a genuine cigar.
Okay. I'm hooked. I've smoked 4 so far, will get a box. For those who complain about the tight draw, roll it firmly between your palms. That loosens it just right. The flavor is rich, of a deep, dark chocolate and espresso mixture. The wrapper is supple, to the point you can rip off part of the wrapper, crumple it up and straighten it out again. It won't crack, flake or crumble. We all love an oily wrapper with a nice sheen. On this, the resin actually beaded up into tiny droplets that you can wipe off with your finger. Now smell your finger, it smells like a dark bittersweet chocolate. For a full body, nothing has surpassed this beauty. Thick skin, a solid cap that can stand up to a punch and not cave in. Superb workmanship, giving a completely even burn and a tight,white ash. Billows of sweet smoke greet you from the first puff down to your burnt fingers.
If you like a full cigar, packs a punch, and is a great price, you'll love this one!
A good 'kick in your pants' cigar, I like the Prontos for a quick, hearty smoke. The bigger sizes seem to just be too overpowering.
What a wonderful cigar, just about perfect all around smoke. The apperance is strikingly beautiful. Super black in color, oily wrapper with just a little tooth to it. Even burn from start to finish. Burn time for the toro was an hour and half, and the wrapper was so rich with oil my fingers actually became slightly sticky. I think this was a little less than full but definitely not medium. Wonderful flavor with nice white smoke and ash. Not complex in my opinion but balanced all over. Highly recommended cigar and I will have them in my humidor.
MAN-OH-MAN Do I love this cigar! I am smoking the 6x60 and boy I sure don't want to sit her down at all, but I have to refill my Brandy glass,
One of the best cigars on the market a (spiritual awakening of your senses), a marvel, a Partagas! Thanks CI.
What can you even say about Partagas Blackies that has not already been said? They are consistently awesome! Good, clean full-bodied smoke. Always rolled right to produce a perfect ash. They even taste good after you set them down, let them go out, and come back awhile later for a re-light! Without a doubt my favorite smoke. Everytime I try a "substitute", I am always disappointed! I AM a Partagas Black man!
Just smoked one. CI gives this a 90 rating...too low. Wonderful wonderful flavors, excellent construction. I cannot believe these are so cheap. Don't judge this cigar by its price, I'd say these are easily worth 12 or 13 each, not the 6 or 7 they individually sell for. Give it a shot, try it and you'll love it too.
This the best cigar I have ever tried. I give it an A after you try one of these you will be hooked. I tried many other cigars but nothing can be compare to this. These are so good you want to eat them. Best of the best
Absolutly love this cigar. There are others that I buy in ones or twos but this is the ONLY one that I buy by the box.
Love the comments about this cigar. One of my very favorites and had to laugh at the review that said tasted like Peat Moss. Not to me... pure heaven. Others said it well... pair with a good Scotch or microbrew, sit back and relax. Every stick has had a great burn, consistent quality. Rich smoke, long ash, and fine taste. Slightly sweet, deep chocolate tones, and great earthy tobacco flavors. I classify this as a medium-full. I thought the Perdomo Champagne Noir was fuller - that set me back. But if you smoke this too fast, you had better be sitting - with that Scotch of course.
I see alot of draw problems mentioned. Im stuck on the Gigante, no problems with draw, an absolute joy of a smoke, maybe the big ring helps. But not a smoke for the faint of heart, better be sitting when you light this one up!
Pair a Partagas Black Classico with a good single malt scotch, and it's a great day. Full of flavor and easy draw make for an awsome smoke that won't drain your wallet. And when time is tight Prontos are a great way to spend 20 minutes.
i cry every time i light up one of these, it's very emotional & beautiful. . . .thank you Partagas, thank you ~
Partagas Black-Classico is one heckuva a cigar,1-Hour of pure heaven,try one you'll like it.
I've been smoking cigars about 6 years now and this is the one of a few kinds of cigars that I always keep in my humidor.This(Bravo size of Partagas Black) used to be my go-to cigar for some time.It is not super complex smoke by all means,but it's got what I usually look for in cigars.A rich,semi-sweet chocolatey flaver with some peppers and some salt.A slow burn and an easy draw.I hope CI will do Joe's one day deal of these soon! I will be all over it..!
This cigar came to me as part of a Maduro Sampler. Outstanding cigar from beginning to end!. The only cigar out of the group I made sure I bought a box of.
I picked up one of these because of the multitude of comments around the web referring to Partagas as chocolatey, etc. It just sounded so enticing based on description. I have to say I was definitely disappointed. I can't deny the truth that this is no doubt a unique and full bodied cigar. Very strong, and unlike any other I have yet to smoke. It was alot of work with this one, lots of hard puffing. And there is no doubt in my mind that start to finish the flavor was one thing and one thing only - Peat Moss. If you want to smoke peat moss rolled up, this is your cigar. Not my thing. Smelled like moss, tasted like moss, and was a troublesome thing to keep lit, like fresh moist moss would be. Very, very earthy. For me, there are things I like to smell as far as smoke, like campfire, barbeque, and lots of different cigar smells. And then there is a world of other things that I like to taste in a cigar, as well as things I never want to taste. Moss is one of them, and this is just about as mossy as a cigar can get. Could definitely be a cigar that would benefit from resting and mellowing, but I can't say anything about that as I didn't do it.
The only, yes the only cigar I smoke & probably ever will ~ once I tried this cigar it feels so frightenly perfect. A special tip is to over humidify this cigar so it is incredibly moist ~ like a moist log on a fire. For example put a wet paper towel over the top layer in the box & let set a couple days so the cigars can absorb the moisture. The burn is much slower & the aroma is much sweeter. Once I tried to really moisten these the aroma is much superior to a dry smoke that will be experienced if smoked out of the box. I've learned this is a beautiful way to extend the time of a smoke & improve the aroma ~ same concept of a moist piece of wood over a fire ~ your gonna get more sweet aroma than from a dried out log. Incredible masterpiece of an aroma ~ thank you Partagas 5 stars
I love a good dark cigar, but this one was too much for me. She's a powerhouse so be ready. Heavy, oily, strong, and tight on the draw. Better have your big boy pants on for this one!
The best cigar I have ever smoked. Thats all I can say.
There like smoking a stack of maple pancakes. perfect draw all the way through.
Partagas are my favorite cigar hands down , while this one tasted fine it was like trying to drink from a broken straw. lots of effort for little smoke. I only bought 5 but all were this way. Im gonna just spend a bit more and get a red label.
This is what fine cigars are all about. A beautifully crafted cigar that smokes cool and long and burns perfectly, yet loaded with flavor.
Great smoke with good flavor but the draw just about laid me out. I had to shove a golf tee through the cap several times to get a draw. Hopfully some time in the humi will fix that.
i love this one. nice peppery flavour. smoothe even draw, and very potent. if you have a couple hours to kill, i recommend this cigar!!!
This cigar has very strong in flavor. Plenty of leather, spice and maduro caramelization. The tobacco content seems rather high (I could feel more of a buzz). This must be from the filler as the wrapper seems a little thin and is probably not ligero. The aroma was great. It was one of the more salty cigars I have smoked. Its if the roller's sweat was rolled into the cigar. However this cigar goes out very quickly and has some serious draw problems. Have a lighter on hand because you'll need to re-light often.
I need to echo some of the same sentiments as already being expressed. First of all the cigar is a beauty, and feels great in the hand. It has a very nice first aroma and a nice flavor from the get go. Mine also did have draw problems. I thought it might have been because I just did add some demin to my humidor a few days before and the readings were a bit high, but none of my other recent smokes have been coming across as too moist. I huffed through it (good slow burner) and really enjoyed the rich flavors, but wished I wasn't having to pull so hard on the draw.
got mine in a five pack,finally took one out after about a week or so and damned near wore myself out trying to draw on it i even poked it,but i finally gave up and threw away about 2 thirds of it. i have sequestered the other four for awhile'and i will check back in a couple of months.
I LOVE this cigar and the flavor is GREAT! HOWEVER, lately I have been experiencing a LOT of draw problems with it. I purchase this smoke (Mostly the Magnifico) on a regular basis and out of the last 80 cigars I've lit, I've had maybe 5 that was an easy draw. The rest of 'em were too much of an effort to keep lit. Is anyone else out there experiencing this problem? CI, PLEASE tell someone at the factory about this! I'm getting more and more disappointed as time goes on as I haven't really been able to fully enjoy one in quite a while; it's also getting a little costly to toss the the better part of a box because of this problem.
I think all Partagas cigars are good, but the Black Clasico is the ne plus ultra. Plenty strong but without a single harsh note. Slow, even burn with an excellent draw. Even at the full retail price its not a particularly expensive cigar, but the CI prices are very attractive.
A rich and very tasty smoke (Partagas Black Label). This cigar is a full flavored smoke with a well defined taste of leather and pepper. I'm surprised they don't give them a nicer box, they taste so good.
I tried one of the (Partagas Black Label) maximo tubes and was completely surprised at how it starts out sooo spicy/peppery and mellows out towards the middle of the stick. A great cigar
What a tempting cigar to try (Partagas Black Label)! Great name and a dark rich wrap that leaves your mouth watering if you love full flavored maduros. Not to mention that this make has many positive reviews. I tried the smaller pronto tin of six as I do with most brands to get a taste of what the maker has to offer. As stated earlier, Partagas is a well trusted name in the business and their creation looks beautiful. Upon lighting, I was displeased to see the cigar burn unevenly and hot. The hotness was due to the filler burning beneath the wrap and really distroying the great flavor of the smooth tasting tobacco. This has happened on three different occasions despite being cured properly in my humidor. My palate has a hard time recovering from the harsh ashtray aftertaste left after the cigar evens out. I truly like the deep, rich maduro flavor with a hint of spice, but this little guy burns horrible. I recommend trying some larger gauges in 5 packs before investing in this line from Partagas.
I am fortunate enough to be in driving distance of the CI Super Store in Pa. On the way back from a gun show in Allentown this weekend, I stopped in to look around. I picked up a few maduros and the Partagas 1846 Black Label was one of them. After a devine homemade Italian spaghetti dinner, I went out to the deck with a glass of Merlot and lit it up. Outstanding ! It is quite bold at first, but it quickly melted into a very smooth and mellow smoke. The ash is crisp and gray and it burns very evenly. The wrapper is dark, firm and leathery. And, when smoked, it doesn't leave a bite on the tongue. It is one of the few cigars I've smoked down to the nub ! Even my wife commented on the cigars pleasing aroma ! A great cigar and as always, the great CI staff - a true winning combination !
This is the one cigar that i always keep in my humidor (Partagas Black). Very consistent in taste; ive been smoking this one for three years and it hasnt changed a bit. pre light draw gives you a nice peppery zing. Great taste, very smooth and complex. be carefull though...its very potent! I smoke maduros all the time..i love full bodied but let me tell ya, this cigar seems not as strong as it looks at first but its the ONLY cigar that ever layed me out on the couch! Make sure you eat something or drink a glass of milk first ....whole milk no less ;)
This cigar is amazing (Partagas Black). Due to price I usually smoke the Prontos. I have given them to friends who are newbies & to guys who really know their smokes; all have been amazed! In fact, more than one have made it their favorite. It's in my rotation. Take your time & enjoy.
I have been smoking Partagas Black for a while now. The line has become my cigar of choice. This is a full-bodied cigar with a great draw and a nice oily finish. During my free time I choose the Maximo and when my time is limited between clients or after lunch I choose the Bravo
I've been hooked on these (Partagas Black) ever since I decied to blindly purchase a box about 4-5 years ago maybe more. I've been buying a box now and then ever since. I'd like to keep a supply of them on hand but I can't seem to keep them in stock. I have a new box on the way as we speak. No other cigar can rival the full flavor and smoothness of this line.
I first tried one (Partagas Black) about a year ago, I bought a box that was on special, (wish I had bought 1 more boxes)boy I did not know what I was in for. I tried one about month after I bought them. This is one cigar, the only one, that I almost did not smoke because it so powerful. But it mellowed out. It has a unique aroma, perfect construction, ash is firm and white almost, I never had an issue with any of them. The draw is easy with volumes of smoke, just the way I like a cigar. Do yourself a favor and save some money, this is the powerhouse you have been searching for, it satisfies everytime, all the time. Hey compare the cost of this to the other Partagas, or an Opus X.
The Partagas “Black” label is a cigar that made my cabinet of daily smokes some time ago. This is complex cigar of a singular character. It has that classic Honduran boldness… but smoothed out by a trademark Dominican sweetness and smooth character. I really love the taste of this stick it has a sultry aroma, and a sexy oily wrapper that begs to be cut and burned back. Bold in way – but its real call is a medium bodied cigar with a bolt of fuergo.. lol! I smoke the Pyramide it is a world-class smoke, truly. Moderately priced, it is worth every puff. My rate this stick: 90
The Partagas black label is a hands-down winner. Strong yet smooth, rich yet graceful. Like a good woman, you can take this with you to the outdoors or an elegant night out. Doesnt matter cause this one will shine in any situation. Props Partagas. Major props.
I have not smoked a cigar in years, and a friend of mine offered me one of these (Partagas Black) while I was at his place. I found it to be a full bodied cigar with a pleasing taste and an easy draw. Although I will try others cigars, I will continue to smoke Paratagas Black because of its taste, draw and looks.
Frankly... I liked it (Partagas Black Label)...good smoke but it is overated. There are better cigars at lower prices. I like Partagas, I have smoked many of them, no complaints. Again I liked this one but it is over-rated. Sorry Partagas
This is a wonderful cigar (Partagas Black Label). Beautiful oscuro wrapper. Smooth easy draw. Thick smoke that breaths quite effortlessly. Not to mention that taste with hints of chocolate and espresso. The initial smell hits you and you know this thing is going to be big, but this is one great cigar. Hats off to partagas.
Maximo Tubos (Partagas Black Label) should be in everyones Humidor. Iam a lone time cigar smoker and sure enjoy this one. Smoke 3-4 a week. Have afew other top brands but this is just great.
To me, the Partagas Black Label Clasico cigar is the finest cigar I have ever smoked. It's full, rich, flavor is long lasting and powerful yet very, very smooth. Everyone I have given this cigar to becomes an instant convert, be they a newbie or longtime cigar smoker. I've been smoking for 20 years and it tastes like no other cigar that I know of and is currently the only one I smoke.
The Partagas Black Label Magnifico is one of those cigars you smoke to celebrate something. The special Medio Tempo wrapper is positively delicious, and handsome in a dark, earthy rugged way. The singles I bought all functioned well. The strength is there - I doubt anyone would rate this as anything less than a "full strength" cigar, and that strength quadruples about 1/4" short of the band. However the strength and the Ligero taste are very smooth throughout the smoke and almost always the smoke volume is ample and rich. If you enjoy Maduro I think you will appreciate the extra care in this stick with its' delicious wrapper and excellent balance.

Partagas Black

Brandon S

I must say, it’s been some time since I’ve last enjoyed the wonder that is the Partagas Black and I owe it all to an email I received from Angela who requested that I provide some thoughts on this blend. I think we all have tendency to write reviews on cigars we enjoy on a regular basis so when I received this request to review the Partagas Black, I was all too happy to oblige! For my review I choose to smoke the 6X54 Magnifico size. Generally speaking, I prefer cigars with ample ring gauges to those with thinner rings because the smoke is typically cooler which allows more of the nuances and flavors to present themselves. This is doubly important in my opinion with a cigar that is as full-bodied as the Partagas Black.

As is usual procedure, I scampered into CI’s cavernous humidor and nabbed myself a 5’er of the Magnifico. Arriving back at my desk I opened the bag and pulled all 5 samples to compare them for construction. What I found was pretty typical of many cigars produced by General Cigar. Each stick was solid yet not overfilled and gave slightly with a little pressure from my fingers. I couldn’t find any “knots” that would indicate an issue with the draw so I cut two of them and found both to draw well. I grabbed my trusty torch, lightly toasted the foot and was greeted by a pleasant aroma followed by a slight peppery sensation in my nose. Upon lighting the cigar I found the flavors to be quite smooth and almost buttery in texture. At approximately the one inch mark I noticed a distinct change in the overall character of the cigar. The smooth and buttery texture that was so pronounced in the first few draws gave way to a more robust flavor that was accented by a slightly peppery finish. No doubt this is attributable to the sungrown wrapper and generous helping of Cuban-seed ligero filler! At the half-way mark the cigar has graduated entirely from smooth and buttery to a full-bodied and spicy powerhouse that almost leaves your eyes tearing and your head dizzy with delight! The Partagas Black may not fit the bill for your first smoke of the day but, after a good dinner or accompanied by a stiff drink it has all the makings of a very enjoyable experience. For those of you who slobber all over yourself when you see or hear mention of the fabled and overrated Opus X, I urge you to give the Partagas Black its due diligence. I think the Black is a very comparable alternative and is readily available to you at an affordable everyday price. Sure it may not have a colorful or ornate a band as the Opus but then again, it doesn’t have that ridiculous price tag that accompanies that band either.

Bottom Line – Bang for the buck the Partagas Black will deliver by the truckload. General Cigar has been in the cigar game for a very long time and is a company that prides itself on quality and its ability to produce consistent and well-constructed cigars year after year. As a side note – if you fall in love with the Partagas Black, make sure you try the 5 Vegas Series ‘A’. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed!