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"good, not great"
Great flavor, nice appearance, but they burn fast like a cheap cigar. I find that when I want to relax and enjoy a slow burn, I look elsewhere in my humidor, and that is disappointing. I will only buy these in packs of five in the future, not worth the price.
Robert in Charleston SC March 22, 2014
Most of the cigars in my rotation are Habanos, but the Padron Anniversary maduro models, especially the Monarca gran corona, is up there with the best. Bittersweet cocoa, cedar, and floral notes dominate. I keep these in my cellar at least a few years before I start to smoke them - they age extremely well. The construction is beautiful, the draw easy and generous, and the ash is so perfectly taut it is scarcely necessary to remove the ash more than three or four times from start to finish. A gem.
chambolle in Bainbridge Island, Washington May 11, 2013
So, in my quest for good cigars, I again tried the Padron premium line. I picked this cigar based on the rating. It was a big disappointment. The burn was uneven, the ash was irregular and the taste was mediocre. In reality, the regular padron line (3000/6000), although it has declined in quality over the years, is better
Dave in Virginia June 11, 2010
"simply the best"
these are my all-time favorite maduros. just an absolute pleasure to smoke. nice easy draw, very tasty, full-bodied, and oh so creamy. the construction can be a bit inconsistent, but that's a very small criticism. i also like the diplomaticos, but i keep coming back to the monarcas.
~t in berkeley, ca January 9, 2010
Best cigar I ever smoked. Great taste very relaxing . Blows everyother cigar away.Going to fill my high end humidor with Padron Anniversary only.
Steven Feldman in NY January 17, 2007
"Makes you want to have a humidor for Padrons only"
I was introduced to a Padron 1964 Monarca at a card game and every cigar I have smoked since does not compare. Beautifully made, perfect ash, burns evenly, tastes good before, during and after. The box pressed cigars are heaven on earth. Compliments port, malts andd sherries.
Anthony Romero in New York City January 29, 2005
"Smooth and tasty!"
These are far and away the best cigars in the world. The draw is perfect. The favor is wonderful. They are very consistant, each cigar smokes and tastes perfect. The appearance of these beauties is also a sight to behold, nice wrapper with a cuban style box press.
Mark in West Palm Beach July 27, 2001