Cigar Review: Partagas Serie D No. 4
This Partaga Serie D No. 4 was a farewell gift from a friend when Ashley and I left Cincinnati. In the months since this cigar has traveled with me from Cincinnati, Ohio to St. Paul, Minnesota to Dallas, Texas to Rockford, Illinois and now it's here with me in Boston. After nearly 3000 miles on the road, this cigar has held up.
The perfectly golden brown Cuban wrapper has a couple of cracks from the road, but the draw is smooth and the smoke is full of mild flavors.
Line: Serie D No. 4
Size: 5 x 50
After smoking about an inch of the Partagas Serie D No. 4, the flavors changed. They'd begun very mild and left almost no after taste.
However, toward the middle of the smoke, the flavors became more pronounced and hints of grass and spice showed up. The final third of the cigar is when things started going downhill. The cigar got hot, the mild flavors became a little bitter, and the wrapper developed a bulge due to the heat which cracked and split.
Over my years of enjoying cigars, I've had several Cubans, many of which were absolutely wonderful. However, this particular Partagas Serie D No. 4 wasn't one of them. Because I've had this cigar before and it was great, I'll keep this a CigarScore 3 instead of a 2 – perhaps this one was a fluke, or, perhaps it fell victim to my travels.