To honor the extensive heritage of the Partagas brand, the Partagas Cifuentes Maduro Toro cigar was initially produced in 2004 and is manufactured in the illustrious legacy of Ramon Cifuentes.

The cigar features tastes of espresso, cedar, and spices and comes at a much-appreciated price drop. Its sleek Connecticut Havana Medio Tempo wrapper has been strengthened and given more richness, resulting in a medium to full-bodied cigar that is loaded with Dominican long fillers.

Wrapper Origin: ConnecticutShape: Toro
Length: 6Ring: 54
Wrapper: LigeroList Price: $47.78 (Pack of 5)
Origin: Dominican RepublicStrength: Medium

Appearance of Partagas Cifuentes Maduro Toro

There’s no denying that the Partagas Cifuentes Maduro Toro cigar is a short, big, and chunky stick. I adore the band, and the cigar itself is quite attractive. It has a metallic appearance while having extremely plain colors and a very simple design in gray, black, and white which significantly enhances the cigar’s overall appearance.

The word “Cifuentes” is written in a very clear typeface at the top of the cigar’s band, and the word “Partagas” is printed in the same legible font below. The logo is positioned between the two and is composed of a delicate gray tone and an attractive typography.

Very lovely black specks are scattered all over the wrapper’s dark brown color. It has a rustic appearance that immediately pops out at you. The veins are visible and the cigar is firm and well-packed.

Smoking Experience

The size of the Partagas Cifuentes Maduro Toro is the first thing I notice after lighting it; the ring gauge is quite large for my mouth and practically strains my jaw after only a few puffs. I find it challenging as well to draw in a lot of smoke. For the flavors, they  are not overpowering; rather, they are just your standard tobacco flavors, which are hard for me to identify. In fact, the first few tastes are fairly sparse. There is a very slight cedar undertone, and the flavor is dark and smokey. All of the tastes are present in the retro-hale, with the exception of a little spiciness.

The Partagas Cifuentes Maduro Toro’s smoke output for my first third was somewhat disappointing; the size makes it challenging for me to extract a lot of smoke. This time, there is a spice present in both the draw and retro-hale, albeit it is not a peppery spice. A small touch of coffee, more like espresso, is among the other flavors I can identify on the draw. Although the cedar is still there, I don’t believe the flavors go well together. It’s just different with the previous cigars that I’ve tried with the same flavor notes.

The cigar’s smoke production has slightly improved but is still far from ideal after my second third. The predominant taste I noticed on this part is still the cedar note, although it has been slightly amplified. The spice notes and coffee notes are present as well, and they are beginning to blend together to make the stick much more strong. Almost peppery in flavor, the spice on the retro-hale turned a little bit harsh. Although the smoke production has slightly increased, I believe the brand can still do more to address the issue.

The cigar’s taste profile for the final third was very stable; there was absolutely no improvement, which I found to be quite disappointing given that the smoke output was good for the second third and I had anticipated that the flavor profile would follow suit. The main flavor is really cedar and the only added component is its spice.


It’s a decent cigar all around, but it didn’t completely impress me. The Partagas Cifuentes Maduro Toro cigar has a really attractive appearance overall, however the tastes may be better. There were two things that bothered me: the burn and the smoke emission. Though not particularly flavorful, the cigar is merely acceptable.

There is a very faint, boring trace of espresso, a peppery aftertaste, and cedar flavors as well, none of which grew stronger as you smoked it. This cigar’s taste notes have been rather consistent. All in all, it’s a good cigar, but I won’t be purchasing it again.

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The Davidoff Aniversario No. 3 is a luxurious mild to medium-bodied cigar with an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper, Dominican Republic binder, and filler leaves. It offers a smooth, mellow taste with sweet tobacco flavors. However, during the smoking experience, the flavors of cedar, honey, and white pepper were subtle, with the pepper being slightly overpowering. The construction of the cigar had some issues, with a flaky ash and a burn that needed correcting. Despite these drawbacks, the Davidoff Aniversario No. 3 provided an excellent finish, rounding up the flavors well. The cigar might be a bit expensive, but it is still recommended for those who appreciate the quality and elegance that Davidoff is known for. This review of Davidoff Aniversario No. 3 gives an overall positive assessment, highlighting both the strengths and weaknesses of the cigar.

Davidoff Yamasa Petit Churchill

The Davidoff Yamasa Petit Churchill features a wrapper from the Dominican Republic’s Yamasa region and a blend of Dominican and Nicaraguan fillers. The smoking experience reveals a rich and complex flavor profile, with notes of spice, earthiness, cedar, and even a hint of milk chocolate. With its medium body and easy draw, this cigar is suitable for both new smokers and aficionados, providing a delightful smoke that lasts 45 minutes to an hour. Overall, the review of Davidoff Yamasa Petit Churchill concludes that this cigar is a top recommendation for a delicious and enjoyable smoking experience.

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Maria Morales

Maria Morales