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The Ash Diaries: Partagas Serie P2 and Bolivar Royal Corona

The Partagas P2 is a masterpiece of cigar craftsmanship, an opus that must be savored slowly and deliberately, like a fine work of art.


From its initial appearance, this cigar commands attention with its perfect presentation, dark and oily wrapper, and my personal favourite, a flawless torpedo shape. But it is not until the first draw, when the smoke gently envelops the senses, that one begins to appreciate the true depth of the P2's complexity.


Partagas Serie P2


The flavor profile of the P2 is a masterclass in the subtlety power and balance. A rich, earthy flavor dominates the initial draw, followed by notes of cedar and leather that dance on the tongue. As the smoke progresses, a subtle spiciness emerges, gradually growing in intensity until it reaches a crescendo in the final third, where hints of coffee and a stronger pepper flavor are expertly interwoven.


But it is not only the flavor that sets the P2 apart. The construction of this cigar is nothing short of impeccable, a testament to the skill and dedication of the craftsmen who bring it to life. The wrapper is smooth and oily, with a uniform color and texture that bespeaks the finest tobacco. The draw is smooth and effortless, delivering a perfect amount of smoke with each puff. The burn is even and consistent, and the ash holds tight for an impressively long time.


Partagas Serie P2


Then there is the aroma. The pre-light scent is a subtle and complex bouquet, with notes of sweetness, cedar, and earth that entice the nose. When lit, the P2 releases a rich, aromatic smoke that fills the air with the unmistakable fragrance of premium tobacco. The aroma is woody and spicy, perfectly complementing the flavor profile and creating a sensory experience that is unmatched.


For those who appreciate the finer things in life, the P2 is worth every penny. This is a cigar to be savored slowly, in a moment of quiet reflection and appreciation for the artistry that has gone into its creation. It is a testament to the enduring power of craftsmanship, and a fitting tribute to the Cuban cigar-making tradition that has inspired so many.


On to the next.


The Bolivar Royal Corona is a cigar that defies expectation, a blend of power and finesse that must be experienced to be fully appreciated. From its first appearance, this cigar commands attention, with a bold and muscular look that suggests the full-bodied smoking experience that awaits.


Bolivar Royal Corona


The flavor profile of the Bolivar Royal Corona is complex and layered, with a range of bold and nuanced notes that dance across the palate. The initial draw is strong and robust, with an earthy, spicy flavor that sets the tone for what is to come. As the smoke progresses, a subtle sweetness emerges, balanced by a powerful woody flavor that hints at the cigar's strength. In the final third, the spice intensifies, building to a powerful, peppery finish that lingers on the tongue long after the smoke has dissipated.


But the Bolivar Royal Corona is not simply a cigar of brute force. The construction is precise and meticulous, a testament to the skill and dedication of the craftsmen who bring it to life. The wrapper is dark and oily, with a texture that bespeaks the finest tobacco. The draw is smooth and effortless, delivering a perfect amount of smoke with each puff. The burn is even and consistent, and the ash holds tight for an impressively long time.



Bolivar Royal Corona


And then there is the aroma. The pre-light scent is a rich and complex bouquet, with notes of sweetness, leather, and spice that entice the nose. When lit, the Bolivar Royal Corona releases a rich, aromatic smoke that fills the air with the unmistakable fragrance of premium tobacco. The aroma is powerful and heady, perfectly complementing the flavor profile and creating a sensory experience that is truly unmatched.


It seems as though that the Bolivar Belicoso Fino seems to be the more popular smoke from the Bolivar portfolio but I prefer the finesse this smoke provides, in fact, it has become a favourite of mine to reach in to the humidor, light up and be assured I will spend 45 minutes in pure bliss.

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vinnycaalat
02 de mar. de 2023

For me, most cigar reviews I read are too technical, I really don't understand what the different leaves from different regions do or are meant to taste like and to be real, I don't really care. But youre reviews make me excited to try what you are writing about without making me feel too stupid hahaha!

Curtir

jarredmanning
02 de mar. de 2023

Love the podcast and love the blog. You guys in the UK are lucky to have all these cubans, that P2 looks good enough to eat.

Curtir
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