8 Oct 2011
Each Saturday and Sunday we’ll post a Quick Smoke: not quite a full review, just our brief verdict on a single cigar of “buy,” “hold,” or “sell.” The following is a Guest Quick Smoke, submitted by a StogieGuys.com reader. If you’d like to submit your own, please contact us.
The Partagas Serie D No. 5 was released as a limited edition in 2008 and, format-wise, it’s basically a shorter version of the bestselling Serie D No. 4. Rumor has it that it will be available as a regular release this year (although I haven’t seen it in B&Ms yet). Flavor-wise, however, it’s definitely a different blend. In 2009, I found it rather rough, whereas Patrick S was more than satisfied, giving it 4.5 stogies. Today, I am happy to report that the flavors on my samples have settled down a bit and, even though the cigar obviously has more room for aging, the Serie D No. 5 is ready to be enjoyed. Give it a try if you can.
Verdict = Buy.
-Submitted by Denis, a.k.a. Cigar Inspector
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