JC Newman

August 27, 2023

Partagas de Bronce Corona Gorda (6.25” x 46)

Video review HERE.

(Description provided by Forged Cigar Co.)

Partagas released its first collaboration in April with Partagas de Bronce, an exceptional cigar handcrafted in Miami by the Cuban expatriate rollers of the famed El Titán de Bronze Cigar Factory.

The cigar’s name calls upon the Spanish spelling of “bronce” in tribute to the origins of Partagas and El Titan de Bronze.

Partagas de Bronce was blended by STG’s Justin Andrews, with Sandy Cobas and the blending team at El Titán de Bronze. Made with a Corojo wrapper, Partagas de Bronce is a medium- bodied Nicaraguan puro that brims with nuances. Cocoa, earth, wood, hints of citrus and an intriguing creaminess deliver a cigar that highlights the heritage of Partagas with the artistry of El Titán de Bronze.

John Hakim, brand manager of Partagas said, “For a venerable brand like Partagas, collaborating with a legend like Sandy Cobas and creating a special, limited edition cigar at her family-owned factory marks an important step in Partagas’ evolution. Partagas de Bronce highlights Partagas’ devotion to old-world cigarmaking techniques, and its commitment to marching the brand forward through innovation. We look forward to sharing this exceptional blend with cigar lovers across the country.”

Partagas de Bronce will be released in April, when 5,000 boxes, each signed by the El Titán de Bronze cigarmaker who crafted them, will ship to retailers. Each box contains ten cigars.

Partagas de Bronce Corona Gorda (6.25” x 46) – SRP per cigar $22.99

Factory: El Titan de Bronze

Wrapper: Nicaragua (Corojo)

Binder: Nicaragua

Filler: Nicaragua

The cigar is well made and has an average feel in the hand.

The test draw after cutting the cap was good. The initial flavors at light up were a very nice citrus, brown sugar, and cinnamon, floral notes, and light leather. There was black pepper rated at 7 1/2. The sweet notes are very typical of Nicaraguan tobacco. The floral notes are just that; think flowers. Very nice start.

At the first third (28 minutes) the cigar is much like it started but there are less floral aspects. The citrus, brown sugar, and cinnamon are still very nice. There is now a little nutmeg to go along with the light leather. The cigar is medium bodied. The finish is light leather with average lingering black pepper. The front end flavors are very nice and are right up my alley. I rated the first third 95.

As I moved through the second third (52 minutes) there were small changes. The leather is up, there is a touch of citrus peel, the black pepper has ticked up a little, and while the finish is still leather the lingering black pepper is now good. So, some pluses and some minuses. The cigar is still quite sweet though. Being critical I rated the second third 94. Still a very good cigar.

The cigar lasted 1 hour 16 minutes. The final third had a little something to say. The citrus, brown sugar, and cinnamon are up quite a bit. The citrus peel wasn't a factor. The black pepper is now at 8. There's a nice leather base that is not intrusive. The cigar is medium to full bodied. The finish is leather with hints of citrus and very good lingering black pepper. The cigar had some nice improvements. I think the cigar is sweeter now than it was in the first third. I rated the final third 96. This is a great cigar. While pricey, it should be on your list of must try's this year. 

Overall Score: 95

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