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"A classic Maduro"
An outstanding cigar for the price. Started as medium, became a full cigar around the midpoint, and then it tamed down again at the end of the last third becoming a mild-to-medium. Mostly one-dimensional in terms of flavor, showing very dark chocolate flavors I m talking about a 90% dark chocolate bar, not your average 70% , cedar, and some faint wood. If anything, complexity is reached here through variations in intensity. Around the midpoint it also showed very strong effervescence akin to baking soda particularly on the retrohale, which died down toward the end of the last third but picked up again at the nub.
Outstanding burn that didn't go out on me when I left it hanging for 5+ minutes at various times, other than when it got to the band and the intensity also decreased.
Burned for about 80 minutes, and it turned hot at the nub, possibly also due to it being squished in my mouth and to the inclement weather.
Overall, I found the dark cocoa overwhelming for the most part; would pair great with a full-bodied red wine.
90 points 89 points for the flavor, 95 points for the construction
Stefan in City by the Bay February 8, 2014
Padron 2000 4 Pack
Upon buying a box of the Padron Palma Naturals, Unwrapping them from the cellophane you can smell the quality of the cigars. At first, it comes off as spicy, strong coffee scent. Out the factory sealed box, smoking these were very rough on the throat. Flavor was rough. Very harsh. I am writing this review about a month after aging this box separated from other stock in my seasoned humidor at a consistant 72% humidity its snowing in NJ as I write this review . Now they are spectacular. The wrapper is still thick and very oily, the draw very smooth, ash strong and light grey and stayed even as it burns. This a Lonsdale size so it is not overpowering like the bigger gauge cigars. Once and a while during this smoke I would look at the wrapper as I took a pull and there would be some crackle and or sparks off the wrapper to accompany the sweet flavor. Flavor is extremely smooth off the palate, leather, spice, coffee and touch of sweetness off the palate. Drink of choice was a Malbec . Savored the whole stogie took a good hour. Great smoke, will buy a box again, I recommend at least a month in a well maintained humidor to settle before lighting.
Edward in USA January 22, 2014
First Full bodied cigar since becoming a cigar fanatic. Appearance is nice. Chocolate wrapper with medium veins. Tightly wrapped but not hindering the draw. After clipping I notice a nice dark filler. First ten minutes in the flavor was bold, peppery after taste that lingers nicely. Nice habenero flavor, chocolate filler stands out into the 30 min mark. Down to the nub the burn is excellent thus far. Flavors remain bold but become slightly over bearing toward the end. Very nice cigar, will purchase again very soon.
Vance in Hampton Virginia January 9, 2014
Padron Corticos (6)
I am not a full body smoker but I love these
Alexis Santiago in Bronx ny January 3, 2014
"Not what I expected"
I bought a tin of these over the weekend at a local cigar shop and was excited to try these. The person working there told me it was a sweeter smoke, although I like the more rich flavor for a cigar I decided to try them anyway. The flavor tasted like a machine rolled swisher sweet you would get from a convenience store, and while I was smoking it the outer leaf unraveled. I was not impressed with this and will not purchase these again. The appearance of the packaging is nice and they smell very good, they also burn nicely but the construction of it was less than satisfactory. Overall I would give this cigar a 5/10.
Kevin in New Jersey December 9, 2013
In a country far removed from the source and at $30 a stick, this was not my first choice. But after two hours of total enjoyment why take second best ever again. Well done. A challenge now to find anything that compares
Dion in NSW, Australia November 24, 2013
"An all around bad experience"
Harsh, unpleasant smoke. Poor construction. An all around bad experience.
teeka in stroudsburg October 26, 2013
"full, rich flavor and aroma"
I like a smaller cigar for ease in carrying it in my handbag, I am a petite woman and only smoke full size cigars at home. This is the perfect cigar for having on hand and great quality!!
Anita in Tarpon Springs, FL October 21, 2013
"My Go-To Smoke"
After reading a magazine article about smaller diameter cigars being top manufacturer's favorites I found these to be the perfect balance of flavor and price. You literally can't beat them for the price.
Cigar Guy in Oklahoma July 30, 2013
"Well balanced cigar for that price"
Perfect balance for medium size cigar, excent test great experience
Horacio in Virginia USA July 28, 2013