Thursday, March 18, 2010

Jar-Mania


It seems like it is en vogue to hit the market with a ceramic jar....

It started last year with the Upmann Jar, which was a limited release for Germany and Switzerland... others are planned like the Partagas P1, the LGC hit the market at this year's festival.

A special jar was released this year too (and to be honest: quality is much better than all the other jars)... it's the Portmann 40th Anniversary Jar... limited release of 200 jars filled with 25 Custom Rolled Robustos. 40 years in business.... longer than I'm on this earth...







I got my personal one a while ago and it is deep in my cabinett to rest for a long time period. But happily I had some single cigars, one has been smoked and reviewed lately...

Review of the Portmann 40th Anniversary Robusto:

Light colorado colored wrapper, matt and good rolled. A bit wet imho, I likem more on the dry side....
The cold smell is leather, cedar and tobacco... surprisingly no ammonia....
The first third starts with an intensive cedar note, added by some cinnamon and dark roasted coffee... it's hard at the limit to get bitter, but always staying good.
The second third gets really strong: tar (like a heavy peated Whisky) and leather... seems to be a men's cigar.
The last third brings back the dark roasted coffee beans, joined by some dark chocolate. Tannic and earthy aromas coming up.
Smoking time was 90 minutes, had a very good smoke volume over the whole time... big'n'fat smoke....
I like this cigar, they will be great for sure after aging some years in the jar...



2 comments:

  1. Sehr fein! Freu mich schon sehr darauf meine Singles und den Jar in der swiss zu holen :-) Schönes tasting Heiko.

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  2. Beautiful Jar, excellent cigars.

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