Rafael Gonzalez Panetelas Extra - 25 cigars

Rafael Gonzales 200002

Availability: In stock

$79.00

Quick Overview

The Rafael Gonzalez Panetelas Extra is a hidden gem, a medium Short Panetela, 5’ (127mm) long, of 36 ring gauge, and comes in a 25 cigars box. This cigar has been around since the 1930’s, and like other cigars from Rafael Gonzalez it is very smooth and mild, using only tobacco from the Vuelta Abajo region. Medium body at its peak, its delivers mostly smooth aromas of chocolate, coffee and of amazing tobacco. There are also notes of almond, earth, wood, bread and some floral characteristics. Its amazing construction allows an excellent draw throughout the entire cigar and a memorable smoking experience. Minimum ageing recommended is 3 years.

Rafael Gonzalez Panatelas Extra - 25 cigars

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Rafael Gonzalez Panetelas Extra - 25 cigars [5" x 36]

The Rafael Gonzalez Panetelas Extra is a great and cheap cigar that is perfect for beginners or newcomers to Cuban cigars.

  • • Medium smoke with smooth flavors, a lot of chocolate, some coffee, nice floral notes and much more.
  • • Very good potential for ageing. Gets even more delicious after 5 years.

This cigar provides a great Cuban experience at a lesser cost.

Presentation

The Rafael Gonzalez Panetelas Extra - 25 Cigars comes in a dress box with Habanos Packing Code CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25

Dimensions:

Length: 127 mm

Diameter: 14.29 mm

Ring gauge: 36

Shape: Short Panetelas / Vegueritos Mano

Appearance:

The cigar has a rustic look but great nevertheless; the wrapper has a nice sheen of oil on the wrapper, a small amount of fine veins and a dark brown chocolaty color. It is smooth to the touch; the squeeze test reveals a firm cigar with just the right amount of give.

Smoking Notes:

Before lighting up

The wrapper smells of tobacco and hay.

Burn/ Draw

Once cut, the cold draw gives some clear tobacco aromas, with some hints of hay. The draw is amazing. The head of the cigar cuts clean off, and the foot gets lighten very easily. Once lit, the first draws give mostly Cuban tobacco, with hints of grassiness; and also some creamy notes such as some sweet popcorn. The burn line is even, and the cigar builds up a beautiful white ash.

Initial third:

The first third of the cigar is very smooth in terms of flavors, greets you with some wood, tasty tobacco, and some amazing notes of chocolate. There are also some coffee, some floral notes, some hay, some nuts and some bread. There is also a bit of bitterness, not too bitter though, with some earthy flavors. Overall, the cigar is easy to smoke, the draw is great and the body is between mild to medium.

Middle third:

In the middle third, the dominant flavors are similar, only more intense, more of delicious tobacco, more cocoa or bitter chocolate. There are still some nutty characteristics, some bread, some spices and beautiful floral notes. There are also some hints of milky coffee and toasted fruits. The cigar is still burning very evenly, and the body is medium.

Final third:

In the final third, the cigar remains excellent throughout the entire length and can be smoked until the nub. The flavor profile remains in the same area, with still lots of cocoa and lots of milk coffee. The flavors soften; but we can still get some almond and tobacco. It is never too harsh; it is still burning very well, producing a generous amount of smoke.

In summary, this is a splendid cigar that gives excellent flavors. It also ages very well.

Smoking time:

30 – 50 Minutes

Additional Information

Brand Rafael Gonzales
Box of 25
Length 5.0 inches (127mm)
Ring Gauge 36
Shape Short Panetela
Strength Mild - Medium
Packing Code CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25

Reviews

Nice Panetela , 8/2/2020
By Tom
What a pleasant surprise this cigar happened to be. Very mild, and with my coffee in the late morning and afternoon the cigar was a beautiful smoke. Very mild from beginning to end, and just wished the cigar lasted longer.
Excellent Price Point! , 7/12/2020
By Jerry
As usual, the box of these cigars arrived with a Boveda pack to control humidity- very professional of Cigar Terminal to do this.
I find this cigar to be mild and creamy, with the "typical" Cuban aroma, slightly less sweet; however with little nicotine. Burn time for me is about an hour. Draw is outstanding for a cigar with this ring gauge. I like alternating between smoking Cuban and non-Cuban cigars to get different flavors, and to save some money. However, at the price point of these cigars, I'm ordering two more boxes before they are sold out.
Small Beauties , 7/10/2020
By Austin
The box and the cigars are absolutely beautiful. They pair well with my morning coffee and are worthy of being an everyday smoke. Best yet, they only took ten days to arrive.
Everybody loves chocolate , 5/8/2019
By Robert
Good cigar. I started smoking these and almost forgot about the others I ordered. I paired it with a small cup of black coffee. Great flavor, burns evenly. And Everybody loves chocolate.
Winner in the cheap and cheerful category , 11/22/2017
By Miguel
Update to an earlier review. This cigar is a winner in my book for this price point. Making it my everyday go-to, age it a few years and it really shines. The box I purchased was from June 2014. Buy now while available!
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