I’ve never been a big fan of Partagas. To be honest, the only one I’ve ever truly enjoyed has been the Serie D #4. Because of this, I was hoping the official release of the Cifuentes Seasonal Blends would be as good as those tasty samplers. Let me tell you, they are. Actually, I think they might be better. Loaded with rich, spicy flavors and backed by a punch that’ll knock you out cold if you’re not ready for it. This is my kind of smoke. A slightly pressed, densely packed cigar that’s dark, bulky, and burns like a dream. It’s too strong to become part of my ‘every day list’, but I can easily find time to smoke one once a week, preferably after a tough day or a big meal. I’d like to thank Daniel Nunez and Benji Menendez for creating a legal Partagas that’s right up my alley!
note: this Staff Review was written in November of 2005, when the Partagas Cifuentes was originally released.