The second batch of the Partagas Anejo is set to head to stores next Monday, October 3.

The line debuted in March 2022 and was described as being a seasonal release, though the timing for future releases was not announced at that time. Its blend features a dual wrapper in a barber pole design; the most prominent is a Cameroon wrapper from the 1998 crop, while a Connecticut shade leaf from the 2013 crop provides a contrasting strip of lighter tobacco. Under those wrappers sits a Dominican binder and fillers from Mexico and the Dominican Republic. A press release describes the cigar as starting out mellow and evolving to become medium-bodied with notes of wood, leather and earth.

This second batch of the Partagas Anejo features the same two sizes as the original, and at the same MSRPs:

  • Partagas Añejo Petit Robusto (4 1/2 x 49) — $6.99 (Box of 25, $174.75)
  • Partagas Añejo Esplendido (4 1/2 x 60) — $7.49 (Box of 25, $187.25)

The short sizes of the cigars was necessitated by the sizes of the wrapper leaves that were available for the project.

“This special blend provides the opportunity for cigar lovers to experience the mystique of a Cameroon wrapper in the context of masterful blending,” said John Hakim, brand manager of Partagas, in a press release. “The initial release earlier this year was met with a tremendous response, and we anticipate that the second allotment will sell out quickly.”

Partagas Añejo is scheduled to become a twice-a-year release going forward, with production handled by General Cigar Dominicana. Production numbers for the release have not been disclosed.

Partagas is distributed by Forged Cigar Co.

Images courtesy of STG/Forged Cigar Co.

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