Friday, February 17, 2006

My love/hate relationship with Partagas D4

In my endless quest for the best robusto (part 1 & part 2), I have to admit that I have a very special relationship with the Partagas D4. I very often find it too strong. For instance, I cannot stand it in the afternoon.
I often argue that the D4 is the most expectable cigar, and lacks subtlety. Actually many people who do not know anything about cigars love the D4, because it somehow embodies the cliché of the Havanos : strong smell, strong taste, thick gauge, etc.
But every once in a while, after a solid dinner, and while sipping a good glass of Rhum (like this evening), I end up ordering a D4... Precisely for the same reasons why I criticized this cigar ! I love and hate the D4 because it is so rich and powerful. The same cigar gave me some of my worst experiences, and probably some of my best...
I do not see our relationship changing in the future... No way I can deal with a cigar that arrogant !



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