The latest edition of the Partagas Decadas series has headed to retailers and features a cape grown in Brazil from seeds from Cameroon, which is a first for the brand.
Grown in the Bahia region of Brazil, the wrapper wraps a Connecticut Habano binder and filler blend of Nicaraguan and Dominican tobaccos.
The Partagas Decadas 2021 is available in one size only, a Toro that measures 6 inches by 52 gauge ring. Packaged in boxes of 10, each Decadas comes in its own individual casket and has a suggested retail price of $ 17.99 per cigar.
The Partagas Decadas line started in 2005 with vintages of tobacco believed to come from a 1995 harvest. The idea was to release a cigar with 10 year old tobacco, like the word decades has been Spanish for “decades”. The production of Partagas Decadas was suspended for 10 years until its return in 2019 as a limited edition in one size. Since then the mixes and sizes have changed every year, but all Partagas Decadas cigars have one thing in common: Cameroon seed wraps.
The line was previously distributed by General Cigar Co., but is now managed by Forged Tobacco Co., a newly formed subsidiary of Scandinavian Tobacco Group, a European company that owns both entities. Like Partagas’ main non-Cuban line, Decadas is made in the Dominican Republic at the General Cigar Dominicana factory.
For an evaluation of the new size, see an upcoming issue of Cigar initiated.