February 19, 2017

Partagas Serie D no. 6 (3 1/2 x 50)

Video review HERE.

(From the Habanos.com website)
Serie D only includes vitolas with a 50 ring gauge and, with the introduction of the Serie D No. 6, will comprise three vitolas.

Partagás Serie D No. 6 (ring gauge 50 x 90 mm length, Vitola de Galera -Factory Name- D No. 6), showcases the Partagás character, but concentrated into an even shorter format, allowing its aromas to be released and its intense flavoured enjoyed in a shorter format, with a smoking time of around 15 minutes, which is ideal for the modern situations affecting smokers all over the world.

Like all the Partagás Series, it includes the characteristic red and gold band, which has become a reference in the Partagás brand and also across all Habanos brands.

This new Serie D also includes two innovative types of presentations:

SBN (Semi Boîte Nature) branded box, but with 20 units and with all the Habanos in a spectacular double layer.

An attractive and practical special 5-unit box in the colours of the Series.

Another image innovation is the visible sticker with the Serie D colours, which will be extended to the other 2 vitolas in the Serie D No. 4 and Serie D No. 5 . Also included on this box for the first time by Serie D is an external papeleta -rectangular seal on the short side of the box- that will make the brand’s wooden boxes more readily identifiable, similar to the one introduced at one stage by Serie E.he 

The cigar is a lighter medium brown in color. It is visibly short; much shorter than a usual robusto cigar. The cigar has a light feel in the hand due to it's short length.

The test draw after cutting the cap was very good. The initial flavors were a dry cedar and a slightly buttery brown sugar. There was a nice black pepper rated at an 8. There was also a nice black coffee base but the black pepper pretty much disguises it. 

At, or near the midpoint (20 minutes) there is a noticeable cinnamon. It actually appeared shortly after my initial impressions. The cedar is moving away from the dry cedar and it's more of a standard sweet cedar. There are still flashes of dry cedar here and there, however. The cigar is medium bodied by American standards. The finish is a light cream with some nice lingering black pepper. 

The cigar ended at 35 minutes. The flavors pretty much continued to the end. The cigar never moved much past medium bodied. The cedar continued to move back and forth between a dry cedar and a sweet cedar. The lightly buttered brown sugar and cinnamon notes continued, as well as the black coffee. The black pepper was very good in this cigar on both the front end and the finish, which continued to be a light cream. This was a good, short cigar. Perhaps the Nicaraguan, Dominican, and Honduran cigar manufacturers should think about producing some short cigars for today's fast paced world. I picked up this cigar at the Cancun LCDH in December. It was an enjoyable, short cigar.

Score: 92

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