Partagas Certified Vintage 1998 Cigars

In 1998, when square-pressed cigars were popping up for sale all over the place, the makers of Partagas decided to try their luck with a Cuban-style, square-pressed one of their own. Frankly, making a square-pressed, 43-ring-gauge cigar wasn’t the best way to get started, and the experiment went over like a lead balloon. But, 10 long years of storage will do a lot for a cigar—especially when you start off with a great product like these African Cameroon wrapped No. 1s.