Havana – Partagas Lusitanias Gran Reserva And Other Beauties

15 Mar


nfc capI didn’t attend any official events of the XV Festival del Habano except for the Welcome Night, so I cannot possibly have many official souvenir cigars that were passed around at official events or pictures smoking next to Boris Becker or Danny Glover at the Gala Dinner.

But, alas, some nice coffins from precisely that Dinner found their way into my hands while still in Havana.

Along with the box from the Welcome Night they made a nice backdrop in the garden of my Casa one lazy afternoon.

I specially loved the retro Cubana ashtray I used there – celebrating 50 yrs of the airline in 1979 … I was 4 yrs into Lufthansa then. Memories.

Anyway, enjoy the pictures as much as I enjoyed the Partagas Lusitania GR Cosecha 2007.

In fact, it was we, that is my friend Frank and I, who enjoyed it, as I also managed to get some un-banded sticks from a trusted source and we smoked the cigar way before its presentation.

I can say that we enjoyed it a lot – next to the MC 520 last year, the Partagas Lusitania GR is a revelation in creaminess and smoothness, as it should be, but : I will let Frank do a serious review on this one. The cigar certainly deserves it.

In fact, so much did I like it, that I went out of my way to find a few bundles of original production un-banded and un-boxed Partagas Lusitanias GR which also made their way to rest and mature in my cellar.


7 Responses to “Havana – Partagas Lusitanias Gran Reserva And Other Beauties”

  1. Frank 15/03/2013 at 17:03 #

    Oh this brings back memories. Will do a review shortly amigo.

  2. Trent0341 15/03/2013 at 20:25 #

    Thanks Nino for the pictures. I have two of the GRs on the way although sadly that box didn’t make it. Looking forward to the review by Frank… will that be here? or FoH maybe?

    • Frank 15/03/2013 at 21:52 #

      I’ll do it here Trento341. May take a few days.

  3. Keith 17/03/2013 at 22:07 #

    I should have followed through on looking for these last trip, if they were even available then yet. I’m really enamoured with the Cohiba and Montecristo GR releases – great stuff.

  4. Luca Mambriani 29/12/2013 at 19:01 #

    Dove posso comprare il box da due partagas lusitania gran reserva cosecha ?

    • Nino Munoz 29/12/2013 at 19:36 #

      Ciao Luca,

      no es posible comprar este estuche de dos Partagas GR – fue un obsequio – regalo – de la Cena de Gala del XV Festival.

      It is not possible to buy this 2 cigar coffin, it was a present at the Gala dinner of the XV Festival.


      • Luca Mambriani 30/12/2013 at 13:42 #

        Peccato ! Mi faceva una gran gola !