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Partagas Serie D No. 3 LE 2001

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Origin:CubaManufactured: Hand Made
Format:Corona GordaRing:46
Weight:11,41 gr.Score:8.4
Presentation: 2 Layers in a Box of 25

Partagas Serie D No. 3 LE 2001 Review:

The latest of the Special Edition offerings of 2001, this is certainly the best of the series to date by all accounts. Displaying a superior balance with loads of toast, deep spice and hints of nuts, this cigar starts off with earthy undertones similar to it's sister cigar, the Serie D No. 4 Robusto, but with richer spiciness. From there it just gets deeper, darker, richer and stronger - reminiscent of a Romeo Exhibicion #4, but ultimately with more longevity - gradually becoming a powerhouse typical of the higher-end Partagas lines. It's simply a fantastic cigar - a touch firmly packed, but well rounded and the perfect dimension - at 5.5 inches by a 46 ring gauge, the Corona Gorda is one of my favorite sizes of cigar. And this one smokes so well now, it's hard to imagine it's potential for greatness with a little ageing.

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Review #32: ---   Smoked one for my mothers birthday and after 16 years of rest and it's an outstanding cigar. Burned straight with a wonderful draw and nice sweet flavors. No harshness..what you expect of a 16 year old cigar with quality tobacco. Have 3 more...:{ - Submitted by jrubero on September 20, 2017

Review #31: APR 02 Smoked one yesterday to my mothers 80 birthday and after 16 years this cigar is very good. Good draw and great flavors with no hardnesh and razor straight burn to the nub. Only have 3 left and boy I wish I had more. This cigar truely aged very well. If you have them, smoke them they are perfect now.. - Submitted by jrubero on September 18, 2017

Review #30: AUG 02 Amazing cigar... After 13 years in my cabinet, and 16 years on the tobacco, these are crazy good... Starts out a bit muted, but after the 4th puff it comes alive. Bitter sweet chocolate, nuts and honey, with cinnamon on the retro hale. If you have been hoarding a box of these, smoke them now. 97/100 - Submitted by nightdiver on October 12, 2015

Review #29: I smoked another out of the same ARA 02 box from my last review below. Same great experience. These are right up there with the best cigars in my collection. No bitterness or harshness, the flavors are complex and deep like only a well aged cigar can produce. Definately one of the finest EL,s. Much more flavorful than the 2000 Partagas Piramides EL for my money. - Submitted by bjm on January 31, 2008

Review #28: I received this beautiful cigar about 6 months ago in a trade. I took it outside with a bit of rum and some cool water. It looked dark and rich, was nicely box pressed, and after clipping it the draw was just right, and I could taste a hint of spice. I had high hopes, based on many favorable reviews I have seen, that this cigar might live up to its reputation as one of the best ELs. I lit the cigar, and immediately noticed the strong peppery taste that is a hallmark of Partagas cigars, coupled with a taste of dark espresso. As I smoked further, I noticed bits of mocha sweetness, and interesting spice. But along with these tastes I encountered a disappointing harshness, a rough edge that surprised me in a cigar with at least 5 years of age on it. This rough edge reminded me of an RJ Cazadores, perhaps pleasant to some palates, but not appealing to me. As this cigar moved into its second part, I was looking for a change, but what I tasted was more of the same—pepper, espresso, and sweetness, but with an element of brute strength, not finesse, with a lingering aftertaste was unpleasant, that I tried to tame with a bit of rum. The final third of this cigar had raw power, the strength of a cigar that could have knocked me over if I had not eaten a good dinner. The peppery taste remained, along with hints of the mocha and espresso that I had noticed before, but I found myself disappointed. I thought that I would have far preferred to smoke a PSD4 or an RJ Exhibition #4, cigars with some of the same tastes, but with a better balance. Throughout, this cigar produced a lot of smoke, burned perfectly, and did not require any corrections or relighting. In summary, this was a good cigar, not a great cigar, not one that I would seek out again. Maybe this cigar is just not a good match for my tastes. For me, its taste did not match its reputation. - Submitted by Professor Twain on October 28, 2007

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