I had one of these from a sampler. And I must say it was lush. Didn't want to put it down. I would definitely recommend this for a beginner. I would say more of a light smoke. But still very enjoyable. Perfect draw. Lots of earthy notes come through. Just a enjoyable smoke during the day. To unwind from a busy day at work. I have to remember to buy some more and stock up these beauty's.
by Jacob on Wednesday 14 November, 2012
I found these to be a mixed bunch. I bought a 3pack in the airport having heard many a favorable review of the brand at a reasonable price. The first smoke was a beauty, even burn, fantastic draw and just the right sort of strength for me. However, the second smoke was awful, with looser wrapping and a really tight draw. The final one I found to be a mixture of the two, the wrapping was better but the draw was still a little tight. Could have been my fault though, I haven't yet mastered cutting the cigar at the sweet spot.
Gave 4 stars because that first smoke was so brilliant, and the last may well have been bar human error. In my experience so far, 2/3 good smokes is a reasonable ratio.
by Nicholas on Monday 05 September, 2011
I bought two of these in the West Hampstead shop having never tried them before as an option for a quick smoke. A real game of two halves. The first one was a tight draw, which I really don't like. Hard work. Flavour was nice, but hard to enjoy. The second one which I smoked the following evening, was a real pleasure. Not overly complex, but very, very pleasant, with a great draw and really smooth. So, go figure, I don't, know how to rate. For the first one 2*, for the second 4*. So I went for the middle.
by Glen on Saturday 23 April, 2011
I wasn't really pleased with this ciagr. I've been working my way through the merevas from the major brands and this was my least favorite. Construction was good, burn etc.. was all good. For me it was a very mild, a little bitter and did't really have any flavour to it.
by Marcus on Saturday 13 December, 2008
\"Fantastic!\" pretty much sums it up.
This exelent smoke is the perfect way to relax and unwind. The perfect blend of flavours makes this cigar my favorite. H. Upmann has proven them selves to be one of the best brands around. I have writen a review on the \"Partagas Petit corona Eseciales\" and found that the H. Upmann to be the superior \"Petit corona\" in many respects.