The tobacco employed to make Padron cigars is grown in Nicaragua from Cuban seeds, aged and patiently hand-rolled. The pleasant and unique taste of these cigars does not prevent the prices from being very affordable. Padron cigars are often recognizable thanks to their square-pressed shape.
Excellent construction, and a medium-to-full profile. Starts off as a medium, then becomes more interesting around the second third with the addition of black pepper, then gets progressively darker and fuller, albeit not complex. Burned for about an hour and a half. 89 points
Excellent cigar. Perfect burn without need for constant touchups. 1.5 - 2 hour smoke. Amazing flavour. caramel, crisp fall air. not as harsh/strong/peppery as the anniversary series. perfect padron loose draw. high smoke output. exactly what you would expect from this manufacturer.bought a box a month ago and they are great without aging. highly recomend.
Hmmm...was expecting a laid-back, mild-med smoke but ended up being at the other end of the spectrum. Not that that's bad, just not what I was expecting based on the things I had read. Haphazard cap, which didn't affect the smoke, lovely oily wrapper, which I dug, and an even slow burn. Starts off peppery and the under current remains throughout the stick, though it mellows as the burn progresses. Had my first one on an empty stomach, and it caught me off guard. Easily a 45-60 min smoke, though you wouldn't expect it from it's size. Enjoyable under the right circumstances, with great smoke production...just don't expect it to be on the mild side.
The smoke was unreal, great flavor, perfect draw, and it was as good from first puff to last. The only problem was an ugly ash, but i hardly consider that a real problem. It began to tunnel a bit about halfway through but it was easily corrected. I found myself sipping my drink a little more than i usually do, but that just made it more enjoyable both the drink and cigar. This has been the best cigar I've smoked in my young career.