Partagás Serie D No. 4 - Cuban Cigar Review
My second Video Cuban Cigar review puts the Partagas Serie D No. 4 in the spotlight, one of the most popular Robusto's on the market.Published: 21 July 2011
Written: Stephen Griffiths
Serie D No. 4
|Factory Name:||Robustos||Ring Gauge:||50||Length (mm):||124mm|
This evening's Cigar is possibly the most popular Cuban Robusto on the market. The Partagas Serie D No. 4 over the last ten years has gained a considerable fan base amongst Cigar Aficionados. Although one of my favourite Cigars, I have not smoked one for at least a year. Tonight.s review is to see how they stand currently in my eyes as a popular smoke.
I.m reviewing this Cigar indoors this time. Viewers of my last video review, the Bolivar Coronas Extra. The weather the last week or so has changed for the worst. Torrential rain showers have been a daily occurrence. Rain has been promised tonight again, therefore the best place is to be in the comfort of these four walls.
Pairing the Partagas Serie D No. 4 will be a Belgium Beer, the Grimbergen Blonde. I.ve never tried this Belgian Beer before, so breaking some new ground here. Before the video review started, I tasted the Grimbergen quickly to see how it tasted. It.s quite a clean Belgian Beer, light, with a good amount of carbonation. Doesn't coat the tongue that much, I think it will work well as a palate cleanser for the Partagas.
So, here it is, my second Cuban Cigar video review. Forgive some the amateurish qualities of the video. I wasn't expecting a cameo from the camera-lady and some bad lighting. I have also tried recording the review with my Smartphone this time. But unfortunately, although it was meant to record in 720, but it doesn't look like it has...
Some more thoughts regarded the Partagas have been added underneath the Video below. So I would suggest watching the video before reading further.
When I first started smoking Cigars in 2006 or 2007, the Partagas was my favourite stogie, period. I loved the complexity. There was leather, a little bit of cocoa all intermingled with some espresso notes. However, five years on, I don.t get the same amount of delight in flavour as I did back then.
This is why I have not smoked as many of these Cigars in the last two years as I did when I first started out. The quality just ain.t there.
In the video, I pointed out that this is possibly because the demand for the Partagas Serie D No. 4 has increased dramatically over the last few years. Therefore, the quality of each Cigar created will decrease because of the onus to produce more, and possibly the allocation of under skilled rollers.
Overall, I would still rate this Cigar around the 88 to 89 mark. It's a pretty good Cigar, but I'm finding myself moving away the Partagas when it comes to Robusto's and over to the Juan Lopez Seleccion No. 2 and El Rey de Mundo Choix Supreme.
As for my next review, I.m open to suggestions. I.m thinking of something light to medium body this time. Possibly a Hoyo de Monterrey. We'll see. Until next time....Final Score: