Friday, May 4, 2012

Partagas 1845 Black Label

A quick note for those who might be interested.  Beach Cigar, the ones responsible for Gurkha cigars has changed their name to Gurkha Cigar Group.  A reasonable name change seeing how Gurkha is recognized by all cigar people but say, Beach Cigar Co. and no one would have a clue who they were.
Turtle Lake at sunset.
Sarah Jean

As with most of the Partagas cigars I have tried, this one is top notch in construction with a good solid cap and no soft spots.
The deep dark, oily, medio tiempo sun grown wrapper is wonderful to feel in the hand.  Pre light draw was easy and brought out flavors of barn yard and leather.
Once lit I was getting black pepper and toast.  Not heavy on the toast, but the black pepper was right up there where you have got to be a fan of black pepper, as I am.
Burn was even and long.
About mid point the flavors switched to coffee.  Dark coffee.  And that ever present barn yard taste that I love.
This was one fine cigar.  I'm glad I got a few of them in on my last shipment.  These will rest a bit longer in the humidor before I have another one.  They will only get better.  And they are great now.

"The Scream" by Munch sold for almost 120 million dollars the other day.  Have you taken a close look at it?  it looks like it was done by a third grader using crayons.
I don't get it.  It is a piece of crap.  The artsy fartsy group can argue all they want, attempting to make a case for it, but it is a piece of crap that took two minutes to make as a joke.
Sometimes this arsty farsty world just goes off the deep end.  This is one of those cases and there is no water in the pool, people.

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