Padron 1964 Anniversary Natural A
The Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series line was introduced in 1994 to commemorate the company's 30th anniversary. Sought for their flawless construction, mouthwatering wrappers and robust, dark tobacco flavor with traces of cocoa and coffee bean, these rare, box-pressed, puros made with 4 year-aged tobaccos, rank among the top of the world's best cigars. A specially designed double band features an individually numbered label to guard against counterfeiting. In a word: AWESOME!
I personally enjoyed this cigar. The burn was razor sharp and the draw was perfect. I was especially surprised at that since it is such a long smoke. There are a variety of flavors within the cigar. You can't really taste all of it at once and each puff will bring you a brand new taste from time to time. What stood out was the pepper. It is also earthy, leathery, and sweet in some parts. I enjoyed how smooth the smoke was and how creamy the cigar was. Not worth the price to me though, I'd probably grab a nice Opus X over one of these. Still a very good smoke if you like something milder with a lot of flavors!
I recently picked up 1 of these and also a Series A maduro. Both were absolute rubbish. Terrible construction and quality control issues such as a large rip in the wrapper that was partially 'patched' by the roller. Worst of all both cigars were disgustingly bitter. Tasted like they had spent a week or two in the trunk of a car in a Las Vegas parking lot in July. Trust the low rating and avoid. Try the 1926 80 or the Family Reserve 45 which are similar in price and both incredible sticks.