Despite its name this was the second of the Maduro Linea to be released in the UK. The dark wrappers add a slight sweetness as a top taste and helps create an innovative cigar of depth and character that still remains true to the classic Partagas taste.
VITOLA: Maduro No.3 RING GAUGE: 50 LENGTH: 4 3/4 inches - 145 mm FLAVOUR: Full
As one would expect from a brand that is named after such a powerful figure, this cigar is full bodied. Bolivar is simply one of the richest and most commanding brands within the Habanos portfolio. Although not for the novice, these traits are what make it one of the most sought-after names amongst more experienced cigar smokers.
The full gauge of the Belicoso Fino, combined with the tapered end of this Campana shape, which means “bell” in Spanish, creates the ideal format for a robust blend of leaves. The Belicoso Fino is presented either in labelled boxes or Cabinet Selection bundles of 25 cigars. The cigars in bundles are now banded.
In 2007 Cigar Aficionado described this cigar as “A gorgeous torpedo gleaming with oils. It has a near perfect draw that imparts a luxuriously textured smoke rich with profound wood and tobacco flavours”. Then, when revisiting the cigar in 2010 went on to say “The smoke has a velvety texture and is full of toast, earth and cedary flavours that cohere to a floral, herbaceous finish”. They also scored it an impressive 92 out of 100.
Min Ron NEE, in ‘An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Post Revolution Havana Cigars’ describes the Belicosos Finos as a ‘Suave Bolivar’ with ‘earthy, subtle “tangy” fruity flavours’. He goes on to add ‘Bolivar is one of my favourite brands. If I was condemned to smoke only one brand, I have no hesitation that Bolivar would be the choice’.
Commercial Name: Belicosos Finos Factory Name: Campana Dimensions: 5½” (140mm) x 52 ring gauge Flavour category: Full Production method: Totally handmade using long filler with all leaves sourced from the Vuelta Abajo region of Cuba Presentations: 25-cigar Cabinet (SLB)
Simply the most popular individual handmade cigar in the world. Its rich, tangy, medium to full flavour acts as the benchmark for most smokers embarking on the journey to find their preferred Habano. Many return to it.
VITOLA: Mareva RING GAUGE: 42 LENGTH: 5 1/8 inches - 129 mm FLAVOUR: Medium to Full
This is an entirely new size within the Habanos SA portfolio. It is very similar to the Montecristo Edmundo but a fraction wider. A light bodied, easy going and thoroughly modern Havana that is packed full of Gallic charm.
VITOLA: Edmundo Grueso RING GAUGE: 54 LENGTH: 5 1/3 inches - 135 mm FLAVOUR: Light
Named after Alexandre Dumas’ hero Edmundo Dantes in ‘The Count of Montecristo’, the Edmundo was one of the first extra heavy gauge, parejo sizes produced in Cuba in the 21st century. Big and rewarding.
VITOLA: Edmundo RING GAUGE: 52 LENGTH: 5 1/3 inches - 135 mm FLAVOUR: Medium to Full
Le Hoyo de Rio Seco is the second recent introduction to the "le Hoyo Series", following the 2015 release of Le Hoyo de San Juan. These cigars only use Seco and Ligero leaves grown in San Juan y Martinez, a small town in Vuelta Abajo, a world-famous tobacco growing zone in Cuba
VITOLA: Aromosos RING GAUGE: 56 LENGTH: 5 1/2 inches - 140 mm FLAVOUR: Light
The 'Centrofinos' or 'Centro Fino' is a classification for the leaves of the sun-grown tobacco plant harvested from around mid-way up the plant. The Centrofinos is a unique size within the Habanos portfolio, the largest of the three Vegueros cigars. It is presented in a tin of 16 cigars.
VITOLA: Centrofinos RING GAUGE: 50 LENGTH: 5 1/8 inches - 130 mm FLAVOUR: Medium to Full
For too long there was no robusto in Romeo’s range, so the arrival of the Short Churchill in 2006 proved most welcome. It was the first medium flavoured cigar from Cuba in this popular vitola. Hardly surprising, then that it has been a huge success.
VITOLA: Robusto RING GAUGE: 50 LENGTH: 4 7/8 inches - 124 mm FLAVOUR: Medium
A wonderfully versatile small cigar with a delicious elegance to its taste. Perfect to accompany a pre-dinner glass of champagne or to keep with you for those brief occasions when there’s only just time for a good cigar. Light to medium, aromatic
VITOLA: Minuto RING GAUGE: 42 LENGTH: 4 3/8 inches - 110 mm FLAVOUR: Light to Medium
The largest, if not the longest Trinidad in the range this wonderful, modern Havana cigar provides at least an hour of charming and rewarding company. An instant classic upon release, this cigar already has a dedicated following among aficionados.
VITOLA: Dinora RING GAUGE: 53 LENGTH: 5 3/4 inches - 145 mm FLAVOUR: Medium
As its name - Founder - suggests, this was the pioneer size of Trinidad launched all on its own in 1998. Widely welcomed for its innovative medium bodied fragrant blend created by master blender Raul Valladares at El Laguito.
VITOLA: Laguito Especial RING GAUGE: 40 LENGTH: 7 1/2 inches - 192 mm FLAVOUR: Medium
Presented in Semi Boite Nature (SBN) boxes of 12 cigars, each dressed with a signature pigtail cap, this is unique size within the Habanos portfolio. Perfect with a glass of champagne or a classic mojito
VITOLA: Marinas RING GAUGE: 50 LENGTH: 4 1/2 inches - 155 mm FLAVOUR: Medium
A super, small cigar offering the classic taste of Cuban leaf in an aromatic, fragrant, medium bodied style that offers immense versatility particular for matching with pre-dinner drinks. An important all rounder.
VITOLA: Reyes RING GAUGE: 40 LENGTH: 4 3/8 inches - 110 mm FLAVOUR: Medium
Although only 3 ½” (90mm) long this cigar has all the hallmarks of the Partagas brand. It is as rich, earthy, peppery and powerful as you would expect from Havana’s most popular full flavoured cigar brand.
VITOLA: D No.6 RING GAUGE: 50 LENGTH: 3 1/2 Inches / 90mm FLAVOUR: Full
Piloted as one of the highly successful 2005 Edicion Limitadas, the Magnum 50 entered the range as a standard size in 2008. A big cigar, just over six inches in length, that delivers a rounded, mellow flavour and aroma.
VITOLA: Magnum 50 RING GAUGE: 50 LENGTH: 6 1/4 inches - 161 mm FLAVOUR: Light to Medium
As one would expect from a cigar that is named after such a powerful figure, this cigar is rich a full bodied. It is simply one of the richest and commanding brands within the Habanos portfolio. Although this is certainly not a cigar for the novice, these traits are what make it one of the most sought-after marques among the more experienced cigar smokers.
In 2007 Cigar Aficionado described Bolivar as having “a luxuriously textured smoke rich with profound wood and tobacco flavours”.
Min Ron NEE, in ‘An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Post Revolution Havana Cigars’ says ‘Heavy “earthiness” is the hallmark of this brand. “Tangy flavours, fruity sweetness and strong toasted tobacco taste are also present in abundance’. He goes on to add ‘Bolivar is one of my favourite brands. If I was condemned to smoke only one brand, I have no hesitation that Bolivar would be the choice’.
Commercial Name: Tubos Number 3 Vitola: Placeras Dimensions: 5” (125mm) x 34 ring gauge Flavour category: Full Production method: Totally handmade using long filler with all leaves sourced from the Vuelta Abajo region of Cuba
The shortest but also the widest of the three sizes in a Maduro series, this cigar also has the distinction of being the only figurado. A short but powerful cigar ideally suited for after a hearty meal.
VITOLA: Short Pirmides RING GAUGE: 55 LENGTH: 4 3/4 inches - 120 mm FLAVOUR: Full
Following the success of a limited edition version of this size in 2008 the Serie D No.5 joined the ranks of Partagas’s standard sizes in 2011. Its tobacco leaves are selected and aged according to the normal criteria for the brand.
VITOLA: D No.5 RING GAUGE: 50 LENGTH: 4 3/8 inches - 110 mm FLAVOUR: Full
Although cigars of this shape are now often overlooked in favour of something wider, anyone picking up a Montecarlos will discover an elegant and chic, light to medium bodied smoke full of subtlety and nuance. For the discriminating smoker
VITOLA: Deliciosos RING GAUGE: 33 LENGTH: 6 1/4 inches - 159 mm FLAVOUR: Light to Medium