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Stogie Reviews: Partagas 150

5 Apr 2007

Partagas 150This cigar is one about which you could write almost endlessly or say nearly nothing at all, having been left speechless. It is a superb, sublime smoke that lives up to the stellar reputation earned since the 1995 release.

Mine was a gift, so I don’t know what it cost. (I have to confess I also don’t know whether it was an A or B because I didn’t realize before smoking it that there was more than one size.) As a reference, they’re listed in Thompson’s catalog at $788 for a box of the As (6.75 inches by 43 ring gauge) and $950 a box for the B (6.5 inches by 47 ring gauge). Even with their current 15 percent off sale, that’s no small price.

Perhaps the only surprise was the nearly nonexistent prelight aroma. On just about any other measure, though, it was excellent. The abundant smoke was rich and smooth from the first draw. The white ash was nearly as solid as unburned tobacco.

The tastes were extraordinary, with “subtle” coming often to mind. Take that aged Cameroon wrapper, for example. While it has the spice often common with Cameroon, it is gentler and mixed more with the tobacco flavors. From beginning to end, the 150 is a complex, evolving stick.

I’ll be surprised if I get the chance to enjoy another of these. I feel fortunate to have gotten one.

This fantastic cigar earns a flawless rating of five out of five stogies.

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George E

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19 Responses to “Stogie Reviews: Partagas 150”

  1. Patrick S Wednesday, April 4, 2007 at 8:16 pm #

    George-

    A great review for a great cigar. This one just got bumped up a few spots on my "must try" list.

  2. Cigar Jack Thursday, April 5, 2007 at 3:33 am #

    I'm a big fan of Partagas cigars especially the Black, but I must confess I have yet to try the 150. I will definitely have to find one of these.

  3. Jerry @ Stogie Revie Thursday, April 5, 2007 at 3:36 am #

    George expect to pay around $20-22 a stick.

  4. Padronnie Thursday, April 5, 2007 at 10:31 am #

    $20-22 a stick… Thats pretty damn pricey!

  5. ER Doc Thursday, April 5, 2007 at 9:15 pm #

    I won a box of these back in January and I am SO looking forward to having one. The problem is – I just can't decide what occasion is considered special enough to open the seal. After reading this review, I'm thinking a nice Easter cigar would do!

  6. Cigar Jack Friday, April 6, 2007 at 3:33 pm #

    Yikes… I just saw that price tag. I'm trying to convince myself that I have a special enough occasion coming up that I can purchase one. ER Doc you are a lucky man to have won a box of those!

  7. ER Doc Saturday, April 7, 2007 at 11:31 am #

    I am very lucky, indeed. All courtesy of a Thompson Sweepstakes (humidor plus cigars). Thank you, Thompson Cigar Co!

  8. Cigar Corner Tuesday, April 10, 2007 at 6:24 pm #

    I happen to be lucky enough to have one of these which was given to me at Xmas time. I really want to light this up, but damn this cigar is 12 years old. I just hope it is better than the 160. I did not care for that as much. Who knows, time will only tell.

    Great site fellas.Keep up the excellent work.

  9. Ian Thursday, April 12, 2007 at 7:18 pm #

    I was fortunate enough to have stumbled onto two partial boxes of 150's; the "A's" are a really nice cigar. However…the "B", is a cigar for the ages. The cigar is not only beautiful to look at, but a true experience to simply hold in your hands. To smoke one is to know what cigar smoking pleasure is really about.

    And yes, the toughest part of owning some of these beauties is having to decide exactly when to send one off to the big cigar bar in the sky…

  10. joey smith Thursday, April 19, 2007 at 5:07 pm #

    I have about 20 partagas 150 cigiars. Bought when they were released in 1996 in Nashville. I like to sell them. Don

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  12. David B Monday, July 28, 2008 at 7:38 am #

    I am one of the fortunate ones to have shared a purchase of this truly wonderful cigar when they first came out. I still have one box un-opened and part of the second left. I don't smoke these often, but when I do, all I can say is WOW! If you ever get a chance, get one to try!

  13. tobacmon Saturday, March 7, 2009 at 3:51 pm #

    I was also recently gifted one of these cigars that was on my wish list by a truly Awesome BOTL SJ. If your around the forums those initials speak for itself–He thought it would be nice for me to have something nice for my upcoming Birthday in May!

    Thanks brother I’m truly humbled by your generosity—

  14. Anonymous Monday, July 27, 2009 at 5:39 am #

    Благодарю. Давно такое искал 🙂

  15. Frank B Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 9:36 am #

    I have a Box of the partagas 150 AA I will sell. All 50 are in box.

  16. Tony Monday, June 28, 2010 at 4:52 pm #

    News flash, Best Cigar Prices, just scored some boxes of Partagas 150 seconds, that have been sitting in the aging room at the factory. According to them they are seconds only because they have some minor flaws. The price is around $4.50 a stick if bought by the box. At this price, could it hurt to try and see if they are the real deal? Food for thought. I know I ordered a box of 20.

  17. Doug Sunday, February 5, 2012 at 12:35 am #

    Smoked my way through a good number of these. Good, but for the money, I'd take the Padron anniversary series or the Ashton VSGs any day…ANY day!

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