So I had picked up a Partagas 1845 in a cool t00b a few weeks ago form a local, before my life really took a turn for the worse. Nothing to really worry about just the crappy economy of a recent divorce finally reared its ugly head. So, I had a few friends over and we were sitting around having adult beverages. So I fired it up.
Man, I just love the dark oily look of the wrapper. The band is a work of art by itself in my opinion. I use the punch method after light. I just use my dual purpose vector lighter my girlfriend (not the reason for my divorce) got me for my birthday. So the first draw on this stick is a blast of cayenne pepper, not a blast, maybe a shot. Then Mexican Chocolate like you would have on a cold south Texas day, maybe when its gets down to a chilly oh 85 degrees you know around Christmas time. It pretty much is like that during the first third. Then it gets kinda bland for a minute. And like a transition phase goes all earthy, leathery and a little nutty during the 2ND third. The spice came back for during the final third, but was more like black pepper instead cayenne. The Chocolate was more like a dark chocolate flavor and not quite as sweet. I was getting ready to settle in and nub this one and it went and got horribly bitter on me, just all of a sudden.
I'm guessing it could use about a year to maybe 2 of rest before it's at it's best. I needed this cigar last nite to put things in prospective. It did it's job. So, now I can can get back to putting my affairs in order. Don't go all sappy on my Brothers and Sisters I just needed to vent about some and man I feel great.
Hey y'all Have a great day Hug someone ya love....for that matter hug someone ya don't love might do ya both some good.