Length: 5 1/8"
Ring Gauge: 42
Flavour: Medium to Strong
Smoking Time: 25 Mins
Rating by Surrey Cigars - 92/100
A lovely tin of 5 Cigars, the Capitols have all of the character and full-bodied intensity for which the brand is famed and have been made using a careful selection of leaves drawn from the finest plantation in the Vuelta Abajo area of Pinar del Rio, Cuba. If there is one particularly famous cigar factory in Havana, it is Partagas. The factory was opened in 1845 by Don Jaime Partagas and it has been making the cigars that bear his name ever since.
The cigars are packaged in tins cases of five cigars – a throwback to the originals that apparently ceased production during the 1980’s, although not officially discontinued until 2001.
Partagas is immediately recognisable by its deep, earthly flavour. The character of its blend springs from a selection of filler and binder tobaccos grown in the Vuelta Abajo zone and chosen for their unmistakable richness of flavour and aroma.
Like the Club Kings, the Capitols are Mareva sized cigars (5 1/8″ (129mm) x 42 ring gauge) and are presented in a 1970s retro tin with a pressure pop-up lid. The design and style of the tin was inspired by the pocket cigar cases that were much in vogue during that decade and includes retro branding which many today associate with the iconic sign that hangs outside the world famous factory in Havana.