Review of Partagas Legend Cigars
By: Gary Manelski
Partagas Legend cigars are made by General Cigar in Dominican Republic with deeply aged Dominican fillers, Honduran binders, and Connecticut Broadleaf wrappers. The cigars were released in July 2018, and are available in three box pressed sizes, including a Toro (6¼ x 54) priced at $14.49 per stick, which was sampled for this review. For more information about these cigars, please check out the press release.
The Partagas Legend Toro Leyenda began as a medium bodied and smooth cigar having very good natural tobacco flavors along with some subtle spices. No other obvious flavors jumped out at me, as this cigar was more about the texture of the smoke, which was smooth as silk. After about 20 minutes, I detected a mild tea-like flavor, but again, not really any full nor easily distinguishable in-your-face flavors, other than the natural tobacco tastes. The smoke was elegant and sophisticated, and there were never any traces of sourness nor bitterness, and no bad aftertastes. I cannot imagine anyone finding anything to dislike about this cigar, although the flavors may not be appreciable enough to actually delight some discriminating connoisseurs. However, the Partagas Legend would be a very good celebratory cigar for most mainstream cigar smokers, and would go very well with a nice glass of champagne.
The Partagas Legend Toro had a very good draw, held a nice long ash, and had an even burn. I did apply one minor touch-up light to keep the burn perfectly even, at about the 50-minute mark. It took me approximately 90 minutes to smoke these Toro sized cigars down to two inches remaining.
After initially considering giving this cigar a lower rating, I eventually realized as I continued smoking that the Partagas Legend was actually a very good cigar made with top quality tobaccos. What the smoke may have lacked in its degree of discernible flavors was made up for by its very smooth texture that is worthy of recognition. All considered, I rate the Partagas Legend with a very good 4 points on a 5-point scale.
Disclosure: Review samples were provided by the manufacturer.