Padron Family Reserve No. 85 was originally the 47 Years release for 2011, but was renamed No. 85 in honor of Orlando Padron's birthday. Complex is an understatement. A blend of all-Nicaraguan tobaccos is encased in Nicaraguan Maduro wrappers. Yet another homerun in the Family Reserve series.
Absolutely without question the best cigar I have ever smoked. I remember the first one I smoked and thought to myself no cigar could ever be so complex containing a multitude of distinct well blended flavors. It must have been a mistake, so I bought another one and discovered to my amazement the same mistake had been made twice. I was blessed with how the first one was the last of a box and the second one came from the next box opened to refill the empty box on display. So I bought two boxes. Since then I have smoked over 160 of the 85 year Family Reserve, each was a precise duplication of the previous one enjoyed. The tobacco in these cigars is already over 10 years old and no further aging is required BUT if your cigar shop is not on top of their humidor then do give them enough time in your humidor to stabilize at 67% to 68% before smoking them.
The thing about a Padron Reserve is that you already know how good it's going to be but half the fun is just knowing what kind of cigar you are smoking on.... Everything about this is perfect the draw, burn,taste, and style.
Another CLASSIC in the line ! Worth every penny. Enjoy it with friends and family !