While Partagas’ major release for 2017 was introduced earlier this year with the vintage-inspired Partagas Heritage, the brand was not without updates for IPCPR 2017. Instead of simply focusing on Partagas Heritage, the brand opted to feature an overhaul of their Partagas 1845 collection.

Partagas 1845 was originally introduced in 2012, marking General Cigar Company’s largest-ever cigar launch at the time—made to offer a more rich and modernized experience, compared to the traditional Partagas cigars. The cigars used a recreation of a vintage Partagas band, circa 1900 and touted a unique experience from the inclusion of tobaccos aged in Dominican rum barrels. In 2014, the 1845 line received two followup blends, which were both geared for fuller-bodied experiences—one intended for brick & mortar sales (Extra Fuerte) and the other being offered online and in catalogues (Extra Oscuro).

For 2017, all three cigars have been updated for a more modern look and feel, including a reworking of all three blends for the modern smoker. The new look is most evident in the cigar’s packaging, which now features matte-black, paper-wrapped boxes with subtle, black-on-black highlights of gloss black, as well as contrasting foils of gold, silver, or purple, to distinguish each blend. The new look is actually quite similar to Plasencia 1865’s new Alma Fuerte cigar boxes. For the reworked blends, all three cigars feature the same basic filler components, offering variety between the three blends by altering each cigar’s binder and wrapper leaves.

Like all the individual booths held within parent company General Cigar Co.’s large compound, Partagas displayed a simple and clear-cut display. This consisted of a large Partagas 1845 backdrop and a shelf displaying the three updated Partagas 1845 cigars.

Partagas 1845 cigars IPCPR 2017

Partagas 1845 Clásico

Partagas 1845 (gold label) has been re-named to Partagas 1845 Clásico to distinguish it from the other two blends. The cigars appear to utilize the same basic gold bands, with the biggest changes coming in the box presentation (moving from a natural wood box to a more clean, matte black) and blend. All three cigars in the series use the same basic filler components, which are centered around Nicaraguan tobaccos of the Estelí region and Piloto Cubano Dominican tobaccos. Clásico also uses a Connecticut Broadleaf binder and an Ecuadoran Sumatra wrapper leaf that has been aged for three months in whiskey barrels. This blend is described as having sweet and creamy flavors and a medium body—recommended as a morning or early afternoon cigar.

The original Partagas 1845 blend used a Nicaraguan and Dominican filler blend (with the Dominican tobaccos being aged in Dominican rum barrels), a Connecticut Habano binder, and an Ecuadoran Habano Viso wrapper.

Partagas 1845 Clásico cigars IPCPR 2017



  • Wrapper: Ecuadoran Sumatra
  • Binder: Connecticut Broadleaf
  • Filler: Nicaragua (Estelí) | Dominican Republic (Piloto Cubano)
  • Factory: General Cigar Dominicana (Dominican Republic)
  • Production: Regular Production
  • Packaging: 25-ct boxes
  • Vitolas: 4
  • Price: $6.29 – $7.49
  • Release: Mid-August, 2017
  • Robusto: 5″ x 50 | $6.29 (MSRP)
  • Toro: 6″ x 52 | $6.89 (MSRP)
  • Churchill: 7″ x 49 | $7.19 (MSRP)
  • Gigante: 6″ x 60 | $7.49 (MSRP)

Partagas 1845 Extra Fuerte

As the name implies, Partagas 1845 Extra Fuerte is geared towards strength. As such, the blend features ligero primings throughout, including a Connecticut Habano ligero binder and Olancho San Agustin (Honduras) ligero wrapper. The blend is full-bodied and is comparable to an espresso, with bitter and earthy characteristics.

The original Extra Fuerte blend used Dominican and Nicaraguan (of three regions) tobaccos in the filler, a Connecticut Habano binder, and an Ecuadorian Habano ligero wrapper.

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  • Wrapper: Olancho San Agustin
  • Binder: Connecticut Habano
  • Filler: Nicaragua (Estelí) | Dominican Republic (Piloto Cubano)
  • Factory: General Cigar Dominicana (Dominican Republic)
  • Production: Regular Production
  • Packaging: 25-ct boxes
  • Vitolas: 4
  • Price: $6.49 – $7.69
  • Release: Mid-August, 2017
  • Robusto: 5½” x 50 | $6.49 (MSRP)
  • Toro: 6½” x 45 | $6.99 (MSRP)
  • Churchill: 7″ x 49 | $7.39 (MSRP)
  • Gigante: 6″ x 60 | $7.69 (MSRP)

Partagas 1845 Extra Oscuro

Partagas 1845 Extra Oscuro includes the same basic filler blend as the other two cigars, but adds a touch of Honduran tobacco from the Jamastran Valley. This was said to have been done to increase the bitterness, in an attempt to contrast the sweeter characteristics of the cigar’s Broadleaf tobaccos—which make up both the wrapper and binder. Partagas 1845 Extra Oscuro is a sweet, dessert-like smoke; it is billed as full-bodied and, in coffee terms, is described as being the “Cuban coffee” of the three blends (where Clásico is the cappuccino and Extra Fuerte is the espresso).

The original Extra Oscuro blend used Dominican, Honduran and Nicaraguan tobaccos in the filler, a Dominican binder, and a Connecticut Havano Oscuro wrapper.

Partagas 1845 Extra Oscuro cigar packaging IPCPR 2017

  • Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
  • Binder: Connecticut Broadleaf
  • Filler: Nicaragua (Estelí) | Dominican Republic (Piloto Cubano) | Honduras (Jamastran Valley)
  • Factory: General Cigar Dominicana (Dominican Republic)
  • Production: Regular Production
  • Packaging: 20-ct boxes
  • Vitolas: 4
  • Price: $6.29 – $7.39
  • Release: Mid-August, 2017
  • Rothschild: 5.63″ x 46 | $6.29 (MSRP)
  • Robusto: 5¼” x 50 | $6.49 (MSRP)
  • Toro: 6.12″ x 50 | $6.99 (MSRP)
  • Churchill: 7¼” x 54 | $7.39 (MSRP)