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 very well made cigar with a thick wrapper that stays together and delivers good taste throughout.