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partagas charlottes...fpg ousu(aug'98)35x5 5/8

an odd sized cigar but a box of dark brown beauties.
got these at the LCDH on 63rd in vadadero in '02 and have allowed them a year of rest.wont mention the price but it was the old '98 price and less than that listed by freddy's.god i love shopping for smokes in cuba.

had some friends over last weekend(viesturs and divineright both posters here) and did some serious cigar smoken and rum drinking...idea was to clear some room in my "open boxes"cooler...and get to open more boxes.tried these so that mrs viesturs would have a smaller smoke to try...i had to try one also.well this one is the 3rd one and i dont hold out much hope for these lasting another year.

anyhoo on with the review.

appearance ...dark brown and heavily in bloom.the wrapper is perfect
...role is uniform and straight with no hard spots.no prelight
smell to speak of.
(would be concerned if this wasnt the 3rd smoke from the
box).

flavour...ahhh..classic partagas...sweet and sour...lovely tobbacco
taste with faint spice cedar .yet a strong acidy twangy taste
that is partagas.

burn...perfectly straight like all habanos should but it seems to take a
few years before they do.slow burn from a heavily packed
cigar...tho the draw was perfect to a little firm.

overall...i like smaller cigars yet i found this one a bit on the thin
side.that being said i would not hesitate to put up another
box should i find more '98s.final rating 90/100

final thoughts...glad i keep some of the odd sizes around that i dont smoke regularily..always keep a few churchills dc's torpedos on hand also, for someone who wants a "mans"cigar and some smaller ring smokes for the ladies.

whew
derrek :)
 

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thanks for the review... never heard of partagas charlottes either... i was wondering why you selected those from among the choices you had? also, what is the lcdh in varadero like... small or large? i tried to visit many lcdhs in havana but supposedly missed the biggest one on 5th ave in miramar- we stopped there but it was closed.
 

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dipteran...mrs viesturs is the only lady i know that smokes cigars(she can herf with the best of us)regularily.lots will try an ryj panetela or upmann petite upmann if you got em.

robmcd...if you ask in the lcdh what they have for "older"smokes(and its not too busy)they usually have a seperate selection they will show you.

like going into a casino i enter an lcdh with a limit.had already gotten a box of('96 or '97)upmann super coronas .so was going to get one more box...came down to the partagas charlottes or slr lonsdales(also '98)...ended up with the partagas.

of the three smoke shops i frequent in vadadero(39th and 1st...63rd and 1st...plaza america)the one on 63rd is the largest with a large groundfloor and good selection. coffee shop ,smoking lounge and rum store upstairs.it is larger than the partagas factory store but smaller than the one on 5th and 16th in miramar.

no matter how hard i look , dont seem to be able to find cohibas with more than about 6months on em...but i keep looking.other smokes i have my eye open for bolivar especiales(i can only dream) and trinidad diplomaticos(fat chance but i always ask) and la flor de cano coronas(did get one of these last year).

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Women herfers

Definitely an unusual bunch of people, female herfers, but my wife has just started.

She is a lifelong cigarette smoker and knows that she can not continue on front of the children so she has taken up smoking little Davidoff (or any other make for that matter) cheroots. The reason she smokes these is that she can only smoke them with a drink and we only really drink at the weekend, so that keep her consumption riht down.

The only problem is that she inhales them like she would a cigarette and boy, once she gets started.....
 

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old threads...bookends.

got to reading steves old "isoms are a pain ..." thread...then snooping around old posts...then found this one.

thing is i have found quite a few "fpg --su" charlottes over the years(not lately tho) and have smoked 3 more of those boxes...and would still post just about the same review.

great cigars then...better now.

derrek
 

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Never smoked one never smoked any machine made Partagas for that matter.
Nice review thanks!
 

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tony

not machine made...a very slim yet reasonable length smoke.

derrek
Thanks bro i always was under the impression that they were machine made silly me. Must be hard to find they have been discontinued for a decade.
 

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partagas charlottes...fpg ousu(aug'98)35x5 5/8

an odd sized cigar but a box of dark brown beauties.
got these at the LCDH on 63rd in vadadero in '02 and have allowed them a year of rest.wont mention the price but it was the old '98 price and less than that listed by freddy's.god i love shopping for smokes in cuba.

had some friends over last weekend(viesturs and divineright both posters here) and did some serious cigar smoken and rum drinking...idea was to clear some room in my "open boxes"cooler...and get to open more boxes.tried these so that mrs viesturs would have a smaller smoke to try...i had to try one also.well this one is the 3rd one and i dont hold out much hope for these lasting another year.

anyhoo on with the review.

appearance ...dark brown and heavily in bloom.the wrapper is perfect
...role is uniform and straight with no hard spots.no prelight
smell to speak of.
(would be concerned if this wasnt the 3rd smoke from the
box).

flavour...ahhh..classic partagas...sweet and sour...lovely tobbacco
taste with faint spice cedar .yet a strong acidy twangy taste
that is partagas.

burn...perfectly straight like all habanos should but it seems to take a
few years before they do.slow burn from a heavily packed
cigar...tho the draw was perfect to a little firm.

overall...i like smaller cigars yet i found this one a bit on the thin
side.that being said i would not hesitate to put up another
box should i find more '98s.final rating 90/100

final thoughts...glad i keep some of the odd sizes around that i dont smoke regularily..always keep a few churchills dc's torpedos on hand also, for someone who wants a "mans"cigar and some smaller ring smokes for the ladies.

whew
derrek :)
Wow your review remains constant even many years later. I am smoking one that you sent. Every inch a Partagas after all this time. Sweet sour spicy Twangy Earthy Tenacious!
:peace::dude::beerchug:
 
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