Partagas 8-9-8 Varnished Cabinet - 25 cigars

Partagas 30002

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Quick Overview

The Partagas 8-9-8 is a strong and delicate medium-full Lonsdale, 6.7” (170mm) long, of 43 ring gauge, and comes in a varnished cabinet of 25 cigars. This Partagas is named after the number of Habanos placed on each layer of the cabinet, there are 8 cigars on the top and bottom row and 9 in the middle one. This is a great cigar that is medium-to-full body, which will better suit a Cuban cigar aficionado rather than a newcomer to Habanos. Thanks to its almost perfect construction, it offers an amazing draw, and burns beautifully throughout the entire cigar, while a luxurious ash builds up at the foot. The 8-9-8 provides typical Partagas flavors, lots of charred aromas, musty earth, wood, cocoa, leather. These are strong flavors, as expected, mixed with some fruity notes, some nuts, some pepper, and some Asian spice. This is definitely not an everyday smoke, but a very tasty and complex cigar that worth keeping in the humidor. It also has a great potential for ageing.

Partagas 8-9-8 Varnished Cabinet - 25 cigars

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Partagas 8-9-8 Varnished Cabinet - 25 cigars [6.7" x 43]

The Partagas 8-9-8 is a great option for a rather strong cigar and when the time is not an issue. Goes perfectly along with liquor or after a good meal.

  • • Complex cigar, with lots of creamy flavors, dominated by wood, earth, leather and cocoa.
  • • A great cigar for an experienced smoker or aficionados of small ring gauge cigars.

This is a classic Partagas, which delivers that typical Partagas punch.


The Partagas 8-9-8 - 25 Cigars comes in a wooden vanished cabinet of 25 cigars with Habanos Packing Code 898-VW-SR-8,9,8-n-25


Length: 170 mm

Diameter: 17.07 mm

Ring gauge: 43

Shape: Lonsdale / Dalia


The cigar is looking amazing; it is very long and feels great in hand. The cigar is smooth to the touch and tightly packed all the way. It has a nice dark chocolate color; the wrapper is pretty shiny due to the sheer layer of oil on its surface. There are almost no veins and no bumps.

Smoking Notes:

Before lighting up

The wrapper smells of barnyard and leather. There are also notes of cedar, spices, coffee, earth and cacao.

Burn/ Draw

Once cut, the cold draw is great, just tight enough. The first puffs reveal rather strong musty flavors, earth, and leather, all very thick and syrupy. The finish is long and on the same notes. The burn line is great right from the start.

Initial third:

The first third of the cigar is full of those musky flavors, lots of wood, earth, fungus, leather and charcoal. There is also a good amount of spices, Asian spices, some soft pepper and cinnamon, also some very subtle touches of stone fruit. The cigar is very creamy, very smooth, but the body is definitely strong, sitting as medium-to-full body. On the finish, some cocoa, coffee and charcoal. Overall the cigar smokes beautifully, generates a generous amount of smoke and the draw opened up just a bit. The ashes are holding on beautifully and there is a beautiful charcoal at the foot of the cigar.

Middle third:

In the middle third, the flavors are subtly evolving rather than changing completely. The musty earth is moving a bit towards the background, leaving more space to a creamy wood note. There are also plenty of cocoa, tobacco and dark coffee. The finish is still long and full with a spicy zing. This third of the cigar is not as strong as the first third, between a medium to medium-to-full body cigar. All the aromas and flavors work perfectly together, and the draw is very cool. The smoke is still perfect, the burn line is sharp and the ash is holding on firmly.

Final third:

In the final third, the dominant flavors are similar to those in the previous third, still lots of earth, wood, cocoa, tobacco. There are still some notes of stone fruit, and a good amount of Asian spices on the finish. Overall it is still a very creamy smoke, very enjoyable, very complex. The strength level hasn’t evolved much, maybe tapered down a bit towards the end. It is still generating a generous amount of smoke, the burn did not need any touchup after the first third, and the ashes hold on beautifully.

In summary, the Partagas 8-9-8 is a great go-to cigar for an experienced smoker; it delivers great Partagas flavors with a near perfect construction.

Smoking time:

60 – 80 Minutes

Additional Information

Brand Partagas
Box of 25
Length 6.7 inches (170mm)
Ring Gauge 43
Shape Lonsdale
Strength Medium - Full
Packing Code 898-VW-SR-8,9,8-n-25


Elegant , 2/2/2021
By John
An elegant vitola that feels great in your hand an exemplifies partagas in every way.
Partagas 898 , 3/22/2016
By Michael
Very first Partagas cigar ever and I was not disappointed very nice presentation in the varnished box and a little stronger than I expected with flavors of leather and cocoa would not hesitate buying these again and thanks again to Ken & Mary for their outstanding service and quick delivery
Another great Partagas , 3/21/2016
By Edward
The 8-9-8 is simply an outstanding cigar! I actually prefer them over the Lusitania (which is an excellent cigar when you have 2 hours to enjoy.) The construction is excellent. They certainly benefit from some "humidor time" but it proves difficult to let them sit.
More age? , 10/14/2015
By George
I recently purchased a box of these cigars. I have to be honest, I wasn't very impressed by them. They look excellent in the 8-9-8 box but as a smoker appearance is secondary. I found the draw very tight, but the flavours are excellent.

Hopefully with a bit of time these cigars will vastly improve.
Excellent , 9/17/2015
By Michael
I love this cigar. It is a shorter version of one of my favorites, the Partagas Lusitania. It should disappoint no one.
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