Released in 2011 as a new addition to the Partagás brand, the Serie E No. 2, is a cigar that you can say attracts modern day smokers. Recently we have been seeing that Habanos S.A. has been releasing newer cigar vitolas to the market that are more attractive to smokers, and halting production on older vitolas. The new smokes share one thing in common, and that is that they have larger ring gauges than older production cigars. There were actually two new releases to the Partagás brand, and they were categorized as a Petit Robusto, and a Robusto Extra. The Serie E No. 2 is the Robusto Extra vitola, and it measures 5.5” with a 54 ring gauge. Myself and others have looked at it as a larger Serie D No. 4, and if that is the case I am sure it will be as flavorful and enjoyable, just a longer smoke.
Like all cigars coming out of Cuba, the cigar is a Cuban puro, and this particular smoke is rolled in the Partagás Factory in downtown Habana. The cigar features a great triple cap and this particular smoke features a lighter wrapper. I find Habanos cigars to vary in cigar coloring between being dark and light, but they typically show that standard flavor profile. The wrapper is a little oily, not major, and it has some veins present throughout. It is very firm in hand, and has a lovely coloring that is almost Natural like. There are hints of Colorado coloring with the cigar, but very light. Holding the foot of the cigar to my nose I pick up those great Cuban and Partagás aromas, and there are some light spices, wood, cherry notes, and even some barnyard earthy notes.
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