Written by Puff Staff

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

User Rating: / 2

la aurorala aurora sublimes
partagaspartagas 1845 robusto

The flavor packed within the La Aurora Sublimes is pleasant. You will not find a ton of complexity here, but that is not to say that the cigar cannot be enjoyed. The first third starts off with sweetness and mild tobacco that were detected in the pre-light inspection. The second third switches things up with a transition to cedar, a touch of chocolate, and earth. The chocolate is quite tasty, and I wish there was more of it. The final third offers up a mix of sweetness, cedar, and more earth. I’d call the Sublimes very mild.

Over time, I have grown fond of the La Aurora brand. They have been around for a long time and have produced some quality smokes. The Sublimes is no different. It did not knock my socks off in terms of being impressive, but it was definitely solid all around. The cigar had an excellent appearance, solid burn, and tasty flavors. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a smooth, mild to medium-bodied smoke to enjoy with a nice cup of coffee in the morning. You can find the La Aurora Sublimes for around $6 per single. It is not cheap, but some of that probably has to do with its tubed presentation. Beginners should enjoy the Sublimes smoothness, and it would make a nice gift for anyone thanks to the tubed packaging.

The La Aurora Sublimes earns a rating of 3.5 out of four stars

Partagas 1845 Robusto


The Partagas 1845 is a newer release from General Cigar that celebrates the brand’s 167 years in the industry. Rather than sticking to tradition, however, the 1845 comes with a profile not usually found in Partagas selections. The cigar’s blenders began with approximately 50 different tobaccos until they came up with the perfect blend for the 1845. Benji Menendez, who served as an advisor on the project, called the Partagas 1845 “one of the most significant blends I have ever been involved in developing.” That is some pretty big praise from an industry legend, so I have high hopes for this Robusto that I am about to sample.

The Partagas 1845 Robusto measures 5 ½ x 49. It’s just one of four sizes in the line that includes the 4 ½ x 46 Corona Extra, 6 x 60 Gigante, and the 7 ¼ x 54 Double Corona. The cigar’s filler contains Dominican and Nicaraguan Ligero and Seco tobaccos. The Nicaraguan fillers are aged in Dominican rum barrels to intensify their aroma. The binder is of the Connecticut Habano variety, which serves to add sweetness to the blend. Last, but not least, is the Ecuadorian Habano wrapper. The cigar’s listed strength falls somewhere between medium and full-bodied.

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