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Partagas is one of the oldest of the Havana brands, started in 1845 by Don Jaime Partagas.
The name is well known, not least because Partagas cigars are produced in large quantities: there are no fewer than 40 types available world-wide. There is also a Dominican version of the brand made with Cameroon wrappers grown from Havana seed.
In general the brand has a rich, earthy and full flavour, which is particularly noticeable on the heavier ring gauge sizes like the Series D No 4 (Robusto). There are two sizes in an 8-9-8 packing, one is a Corona Grande (6 inches x 42) and the other a Dalia (65/8 inches x 43). Ernest Lopez, the factory's director considers the Dalia as the flagship size.