Padron Londres Reviews
Really like them. I have been smoking the Corticos but Londres are a Cortico 1.5 They are like the bigger brother. Totally recommend. Great taste, burn, and flavor.
Fantastic flavor (check the ratings.) Now I see why. This is as smooth as a mild cigar and yet rich, creamy, earthy flavor. Nice, if thick, aroma to non-smokers, even ash, even burn, easy draw. It has vaulted to the top of my list, in a dead heat with Cuban Montecristo #4. Furthermore, it's even more consistent and one heck of a lot easier to get!
My first experience with Padron has been a good one. I found the the Londres natural to have a nice draw, and a fairly even burn. It was on the mildish side of a mendium tasting cigar, at least to me. No bad aftertaste. I was down to about 1 1/2" before the taste started getting a bit too sharp. I compare this cigar favorably to Punch Elite and H. Upmann coronas.
I have tried to love the Padron. I have tried many different ones but always get the same result. They are harsh and leave a taste in my mouth that truly can only be described by the word filthy. I am sorry that I can hop on the bandwagon, but I feel that this cigar is a piece of mulch.
I don't smoke these all the time, but when I do I always ask myself, "Why don't I smoke these all the time?" The Londres probably has to be my favorite of the regular Padron line. Packed with great flavors this classic corona is a great change up to the Domincans I tend to usually favor. Construction is always top-notch, burn is always excellent, ash it always extremely firm and taste is very consistent. Just can't say anything bad about this little stogie. If you like a lot of flavor in your smoke you'll love the Padron Londres.
This cigar has a nice dark wrapper, and is well-constructed. The ash was a bit on the grayish side, and the cigar started out a bit harsh. But the next two thirds were pure joy! A flavourful cigar that rivals sticks 3 to 4 times its price and lives up to its Padron pedigree.