Review of Partagas Limited Reserve Decadas 2019 Cigar
By: Gary Manelski
Partagas Decadas is a limited edition cigar for 2019, available in only one size (5½ x 49) priced at $14.99 per cigar. They could be considered super premium cigars, even though they're priced less than $20 per stick. Partagas Decadas 2019 cigars were made with special hand selected Cameroon wrappers aged for 10 years, Honduran binders, and a proprietary blend of Dominican and Nicaraguan filler tobaccos. To find out more about these cigars, please see the press release.
The sample Partagas Decadas 2019 cigar began with a rich and extremely mellow tea-like flavor along with an enjoyable subtle sweetness. After a few puffs, hints of a nutty flavor joined the mix, and it was becoming more obvious that the Partagas Decadas was a superior cigar. The smoke was medium bodied and perfectly balanced. I enjoyed this cigar at least as much as any new cigar that I have smoked so far this year.
The cigar's burn was close to perfectly even, and no relights nor touch-ups were needed during the 55 minutes that it took me to smoke down to 1½ inches remaining. The cigar had a great draw and held a medium-long ash, which fell off by itself after an inch or so. The Cameroon wrapper really added to the cigar's enjoyable flavor, but these type of wrappers are very thin and can easily crack if not handled with care. A small crack in the sample developed while I was smoking, but it was not enough to affect the cigar's draw nor performance in any way (other than its appearance).
I enjoyed the Partagas Limited Reserve Decadas 2019 cigar enough to rate it with a superior 4.25 points on a 5-point scale. This is one of those cigars that would be hard to dislike, and it should appeal to a wide range of cigar smokers. However, how much you might actually enjoy any particular stogie is always a matter of personal taste.
Only a limited quantity of these cigars could be produced with the tobaccos available, but they still can be found online at an average price of $12 per stick when purchased in boxes of ten. It's time to get while the gettin's good!
Disclosure: Review samples were provided by the manufacturer.