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"DRC vs Org/Cal Pinot Noir"
First of the web page will not enter my stats correctly, but overall this is a 97 cigar.
I have read many complaints that more is expected out of this cigar for the price. These reviews sound similar to those from people used to drinking pinot noir from US vintners and then have a taste of a real wine from the Burgundy region of France, $600 a bottle for this? Well yes, to be sure, there are some very good cigars to be had for a lot less, but they are often overly complex/strong, just like there are fine wines from the US, but they too can be heavy handed when compared to the subtle and refined flavors of the wines from Domaine Romanee Conti. This cigar is well worth the money for its very subtle complexity and rewarding finish.
Brian in SoCal November 29, 2014
"that s it?"
Received several in a sampler pack and aged them in the hummi for several months. I usually stock enough in my 4 hummi s to allow for this aging. Anyway, the smoke was nice, I would say it was a very light med thru the entire stick. Nothing really complex about it. I would of gave it a solid 3 star rating out of 5 which is good coming from me ,, but at this price- NO WAY!!! and with an inventory of Oliva V series Melanio just absolute heaven , or the figardo s,,,La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor awesome! , Flor de las Antillas it s like smoking velvet! This is some of my 5 stars,,, 4 stars some -Nica rustica wow-wow! , Torano Exodus 1959 maduro box press, Perdomo 20th anniversary/ or the Champagne NIOR incredible-INCREDIBLE flavors , Alec Bradley Prensado just perfection ,Alec Bradly Tempus,, just to name some for the point. All these other cigars are over half the cost of the padron,, I had to dip back into the hummi for something of real value after smoking the padron. Yes, smooth, yes nice burn, yes, yes but severely LACKING any type of flavor..just a real-real light smoke. And if that s what I wanted, I could of pulled out one of my low cost Nica Libre s- AGED for 3 months Must age , better enjoyment all around for under three bucks!!.So to those out there that want a real test?.... smoke this padron, then follow up with an Oliva V melanio,, and then write your review. I m telling you, for the money, even try the perdomo 20th anniversary as a rating gauge!!! THEN, maybe you will see what 4-5 star cigars are like. You will forget the padron s!
gary in helena April 4, 2014
"oh my, wonderful"
oh my, what a smoke. the most smooth cigar i have ever had the pleasure of smokng. mild to the very end, a decent burn but could be better. draw was so easy.
L James in Vestal NY September 29, 2011
"Where's the flavor?"
I smoked a hard-to-find Padron 1964 robusto. It tasted mostly like straight tobacco with just a hint of spice at the end. I cannot understand why these are so unbelievably overrated. I'll spend my $14 on another brand next time.
Brad in September 25, 2011
"One of the Best"
Doesn't get much better....unless a 1926 Maduro
in April 5, 2010
"This is an awesome cigar!"
This cigar is just one of the most awesome cigars I have ever smoked.<-period
Michelle Keshel in Milwaukee, WI June 23, 2004
Not a great cigar... The draw was too tight and it burned a little uneven. I enjoy the CAO Cameroons much more and they cost about 1/3 less. These have a hint of cocoa, yes, but there is also some floral notes I don't care for. I think it needs a little ligero leaf to give it some kick. It needs more character. I feel this cigar is way too mild and lacks complexity for such a "super premium."
Dean in Eugene, OR April 1, 2002
"SIMPLY THE BEST"
IVE SMOKED THEM ALL. OPUS, DON CARLOS, HEMINGWAYS,
CUBANS. THIS IS THE GREATEST. SMOOTH AND TASTY FROM
BEGINING TO END. A LITTLE PRICY BUT IF YOU CAN FIND THEM DONT PASS
JOHN in LOS ANGELES, CA August 11, 1999