A rich, oily, naturally sweet wrapper surrounds this full-flavored Nicaraguan puro from Padron cigars in a hefty 5½ x 52 Robusto shape. Teeming with robust flavor, thick, creamy smoke, and Padron's signature notes of coffee and cocoa on the finish, the 3000 is a real cigar lover's delight.
This is my first cigar review and I just had to because this cigar sets the bar for me. Its construction is quite sturdy but it looks and feels great at the same time. As soon as I lit it up it delivered with thick smoke and a powerful flavor. Tingles the taste-buds but doesn't overpower them, you can still taste many different notes. It burned for a very long time, I lit it up on _three_ separate occasions. The draw is smooth and easy but the cigar is still pretty dense. If I were to force myself to say something that could have been better, it burned unevenly at around the 30% mark. But that's probably because I puffing on it too fast. I smoked it down to about half an inch! HIGHLY recommended.
Fantastic flavor. Now I see why the flavor ratings on Padrons are so high. This is as smooth as a mild cigar and yet rich, creamy, earthy flavor with a special distinctive note. Nice aroma to non-smokers. Very easy draw with even burn. It is even better than the Londres and in a dead heat with Cuban Montecristo #4 (which is a lot more expensive and rare.)
A superb smoke for the money. Smoked the last onedown to the end. A must try!!
At first glance the cigar looked messy, roll wasnt quite even, but the maduro wrapper had a good oily sheen, draw was great, burn was even. pre light scent reminded me of a horse stall... meaning hickory wood and hay. the taste was of coffee bean and coacoa it was smooth and held 3" of ash before falling off, the construction of the 5000 is much better so if your not concerned with a good looking cigar go for the 3000, or 2000 siries, because the tobacco for the maduros is exclent, rivals cigars cossting 3x the 3 dollar price tag.