Maduro wrapper with a slight sheen of oils. The construction looks perfect. This should be a good cigar. I am having Maker’s Mark and a Cherry Coke with this cigar.
Length: 5 1/2″
Ring Gauge: 50
Wrapper: USA/Connecticut Broad Leaf
Filler: Honduras, Nicaragua
I basically told you yesterday what I thought about this cigar. It just wasn’t that good. Which was weird because I thought the pyramid version of this cigar was excellent. Anyways, here is my review of the Partagas Black Label Magnifico:
Tons of oil. Jet black cigar. Perfect construction. There seems to be nothing wrong with the construction of this cigar. I am drinking Maker’s Mark and a glass bottle of Coke with this cigar.
Ring Gauge: 54
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dom Rep, Nicarauga
I’m watching a great show, Scrubs, while smoking this cigar so I am in a good mood. Right off the bat I am getting chocolate and earthy notes. It’s like a sweet earthiness though. Not sure that I like it all that much.
The draw is great but the burn is awful. I know I will have to fix it soon. This cigar would be a lot better if there was a strong bitterness to it so that it could cut the sweet earthiness. As it stands a quarter of the way through the cigar the major flavor I’m getting is sweet grass.
About halfway through the chocolate flavors take over. It is just barely a full bodied cigar. Even though the earthiness has mostly vanished I still cannot say that I like this cigar.
What started out as a subtle sour taste has only gotten worse. I don’t know what’s wrong with this cigar but it’s just bad. The sourness kills any good feelings I had for this cigar.
Maybe I am being a little too harsh about the sourness. It’s only an intermittent flavor. In between the sour flavors the cigar is fairly good. Unfortunately, for me at least, I cannot get past the sourness – it ruins the cigar.
[Editor’s Note: type in www.sulcubano.com and you get redirected to cigar.com’s website. Does this mean that cigar.com owns the brand? I don’t know.]
Ring Gauge: 47
Binder & Filler: Nicaragua and Honduras
Approximate Price: $5.75
Decent construction – there are a couple of stretch marks on the cigar which makes me worry about how well the cigar will draw because, if a cigar is rolled too tightly there is an increased chance that the draw will be tight. There are also some raised veins and the color of the cigar is medium brown.