Partagas is a brand that is hit and miss with me, with more misses it seems then hits really. That could be due to a relatively large line, that I normally gravitate to the smaller cigars. The Partagas D4 is a must try, and legendary amongst Habanos smokers, and to be truthful, I think it sucks. I have never had an 8-9-8 that has blown my mind either. However, the shorts are an island smoke, and old Lusi is one of my favorite double corona, so I am always game to check out anything from Partagas as I never know if it will hit my palate right. Going in to the D5, I assume this is nothing more than a shorter D4. What I find odd is it tends to be a bit more expensive then the D4, which is probably why I have shied away from it. Class was only a few hours away in this instance, and my time slot to sneak one in was perfect, given my need to do some light reading this fine afternoon.