Performs consistently. Mellow wood and hay flavors throughout, sweet on the finish, and showing soft white pepper on the retrohale. Would have preferred a little more creaminess on the body, but this is solid. Like it seems to be the case with most Padillas I've tried, this is ready to go and doesn t need aging in fact, one stick performed less stellar after I removed the cellophane and let it hang in the humidor . Could be a little more tightly packed, but the burn is excellent and the draw is perfect through a punch hole.
Stefan in City by thr Bay December 18, 2013