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Very remotely wine related TN!

by Otto » Thu Jun 22, 2006 5:40 pm

The nose is lovely: vegetal, slightly green reminding me of Chapoutier's wines. There is a touch of spice and chocolate also, but the prevailing scents are earthy - dark and brooding even. The palate is rather tannic but balanced by a fruity spiciness great body and persistency. The progression was a wonderful crescendo: starting out with all the flavours, a bit hazy and indistinct, powerful yet elegant. It slowly gained focus and became truly magisterial. Very intellectual stuff; a work of art even.

This is not wine, but is a cigar that is certainly very wine-like in its aromas: Partagas Lusitanias. I've had lots of problems with this cigar. Some have had a very tight draw. Others have not stayed lit. But this one showed me why some consider this to be among the greatest cigars made.

The slight cigar notes of the Bojo I was drinking made me want to smoke again. I must admit that I haven't smoked actively during the past half year - my girlfriend doesn't really like it :( But as she's away for two weeks at an archaeological dig, I decided to indulge myself. :)

Robin, if this isn't wine related enough, do remove it!
I don't drink wine because of religious reasons ... only for other reasons.
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Re: Very remotely wine related TN!

by Robin Garr » Thu Jun 22, 2006 6:11 pm

Otto Nieminen wrote:Robin, if this isn't wine related enough, do remove it!


It's fine, Otto! Close enough for folk music. :)

So where is this cigar made? Cuba? Or ...
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Re: Very remotely wine related TN!

by Neil Courtney » Thu Jun 22, 2006 6:33 pm

Cheers,
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Re: Very remotely wine related TN!

by Dave Erickson » Thu Jun 22, 2006 8:26 pm

So Robin, you gonna be the next Marvin Shanken?
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Re: Very remotely wine related TN!

by wrcstl » Thu Jun 22, 2006 9:48 pm

Dave Erickson wrote:So Robin, you gonna be the next Marvin Shanken?


Put Robin in a black tie and he looks exactly like an Irish Marvin, amazing!!!

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Re: Very remotely wine related TN!

by Robin Garr » Thu Jun 22, 2006 11:40 pm

Some damfool wrote:an Irish Marvin, amazing!!!


Particularly since I'm not Irish!
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Re: Very remotely wine related TN!

by Robin Garr » Thu Jun 22, 2006 11:41 pm

Dave Erickson wrote:So Robin, you gonna be the next Marvin Shanken?


I've always heard that Marvin wants to be the next Robin Garr ...
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Re: Very remotely wine related TN!

by Dave Erickson » Fri Jun 23, 2006 9:33 am

Robin Garr wrote:
Dave Erickson wrote:So Robin, you gonna be the next Marvin Shanken?


I've always heard that Marvin wants to be the next Robin Garr ...


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