Ive been a Partagas fan for years. Love them on the patio with some good bourbon, on the golf course or with the morning coffee. These 1845s are great! Good flavor, not hot, but full of body. All have a good draw, a lot of rich smoke, down to the nub. A little spice to them, but smooth. The wrapper is a dark, toothy, oily texture and makes the cigar. I also smoke expensive Cohiba gigantes, which I also love, but the 1845s are tastier and a more complex mix of flavors. Reasonable price for my everyday, go to cigar. I like them a lot!