They say that change is a good thing. But when you're Partagas and you have 165 years of proven success, why reinvent the wheel? Because you can't strike oil if you don't drill....and the new Partagas 1845 is a geyser of black gold.
Draped in a unique Ecuadorian Habano viso wrapper and generously filled with an intricate blend of long-fillers including Dominican Piloto Cubano ligero, Nicaraguan Guardian viso, Esteli seco, ASP seco, and a Connecticut Habano Broadleaf binder, Partagas 1845 was bred to deliver ample flavor. And deliver it does - this 5"x50 robusto is overflowing with hearty, rich tobacco notes, sweetness, coffee, pepper, and cedar. That hallmark Partagas smoothness remains, but the main core of flavors is a drastic departure. And that's a good thing. If you like robust, flavorful, boutique-style handmades, Partagas 1845 is calling your name.
The Partagas 1845 Robusto is my least favorite cigar that I have smoked. The draw was average, however the smoke output was minimal. Not to mention, it had virtually no flavor. Then, the most annoying part of the experience, the cigar continuously put itself out. It tunneled and went out. Will not buy again. However, I do leave the possibility that the 5 sticks I had were just part of a bad batch and that most others are quality smokes that people will enjoy. Good luck if you decide to pick these up.