Tasting the Rare Partagas Salomon

It isn’t easy to roll a salomon.

Crafting this storied cigar vitola is a task often relegated to the most experienced and capable torcedores, or rollers, thanks to its unique shape that tapers at both ends of the stick.

Indeed, even Habanos says these figurados are “at the peak of the roller’s cigar-making art.”

Even more difficult? Actually finding one.

That’s why it was a unique privilege to recently find a Partagas Salomon, a La Casa del Habano edition that isn’t even in most LCDH cigar shops.

This very rare Partagas, which first launched in 2008, is a 57 ring gauge by 184mm work of art.

It’s got a wonderful, nutty aroma of leather, pepper, toffee and cinnamon, with earthy flavors of cacao and wood, with a hint of honey.

The draw is remarkably smooth, a testament to this pinnacle of the art of cigar rolling.

It isn’t easy to roll, and it isn’t easy to find. But it sure is easy to enjoy.

– Alexander Britell

Tasting the Rare Partagas Salomon was last modified: July 12th, 2017 by Cuba Journal