January 19, 2019

Partagas Legend Toro Leyenda (6 1/4 x 54)

Video review HERE.

(Description taken from Cigar-Coop.com website)
At the 2018 IPCPR Trade Show, General Cigar Company formally introduced the Partagás Legend. It’s a cigar that pays homage to the rich history of the brand, but at the same time, it takes the brand forward by introducing the first Connecticut Broadleaf box-pressed offering into the brand.

In a press release, Andrés Maturén, brand manager of Partagás said, “Partagás Legend was developed by Jhonys Diaz, our master blender whose expertise was honed by learning firsthand from the forefathers of the brand. To honor the tobacco men who raised him in the business, Jhonys selected tobaccos from Connecticut, the Dominican Republic and Honduras, all of which have historical significance to the legends of Partagás.”

Specifically, the blend utilizes a Honduran Olancho San Agustin binder over a blend that includes Dominican Piloto Cubano Leaves. The cigars are available in three sizes, each packaged in three contemporary looking white lacquer boxes. Each of the boxes pays homage to one the “forefathers” of the Partagás brand including Don Jaime Partagás, Ramon Cifuentes, Sr. and Ramon Cifuentes, Jr.

Blend Profile
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Binder: Honduran Olancho San Agustin
Filler: Dominican Piloto Cubano
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic (General Cigar Dominicana)

Vitolas Available
Corona Extra Leyenda: 5.1/4 x 44 (SRP $11.49/cigar)
Fabuloso Leyenda: 6 1/2” x 48 (SRP $12.49/cigar)
Toro Leyenda: 6 1/4 x 54); (SRP $14.49/cigar) REVIEWED TODAY

The cigar is very dark and contrasts nicely with the all white band. It has a pretty good feel in the hand

The test draw after cutting the cap was good. The initial flavors were dark chocolate, very light brown sugar, light leather, and black coffee. There was black pepper which I rated at 7. There is not a lot of sweetness in this cigar right now. 

About 1 inch in the flavors settled down a little. They are now cedar, light caramel, light brown sugar, leather, unsweetened dark chocolate, and black coffee. 

At the first third (31 minutes) I started to get a citrus peel type flavor rather than cedar. There is still light caramel, light leather, dark chocolate, and black coffee. The black pepper is still pretty good and at least where it was at the start, perhaps a tick better. The flavors aren't bad in the cigar but it lacks sweetness. The finish is unsweetened dark chocolate and light raw almonds with a nice amount of lingering black pepper. The cigar is medium to full bodied. I rated the first third at 84.

At the second third (1 hour 4 minutes) nothing has changed. You still have the same flavors and lack of significant sweetness. The overall flavors are nice but if the cigar had more sweetness it would be much better. The cigar is still medium to full bodied. I am holding the score of 84.

The cigar lasted 1 hour 30 minutes, which is a pretty good burn time. Unfortunately I lost a significant amount of the already low sweetness in the final third. The cigar reached a low grade full bodied. The finish was still one of dark chocolate but it had light amounts of caramel and the lingering black pepper remained good. This cigar was a miss for me due to the lack of significant sweetness on the first two thirds and a greater loss in the final third. I rated the final third at 81. Although this cigar was not for me you can give them a try for yourself by going HERE.

Overall Score: 83

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