The Padron 1926 No.9 is a wide-ring Robusto with an oily natural Nicaraguan wrapper that surrounds a hearty, full-bodied blend of five-year-aged Nicaraguan Ligero tobaccos. These cigars are highly-sought for their bold, spicy flavor and thick, heady smoke. (Geared for the more experienced smoker.)
I have smoked many different brands, series and sizes. I have been disappointed by most so called ultra premium cigars. In my humble opinion very few Gurkhas, for example, stand above a regular Montecristo, Punch or Macanudo though they are extremely high priced. The Padron Serie 1926 #9 along with Davidoff Millenium and Opus X are each unique and full flavored without being harsh. Smooth blends that are a real treat to smoke, they are worth setting aside for a special occasion when you have the time to thoroughly enjoy them and maybe treat someone who loves a great cigar. I'm not great at breaking down all the nuances of flavor but I love the richness of what seems like expresso and almonds to me. The burn and draw are close to perfect. The strength was satisfying without being overpowering, just a great smoke.
I bought a box of the 1926 #9 naturals. It is one powerful cigar. The draw maybe slightly too easy but every other aspect of this cigar makes up for that. Initally, I was expecting more complexity but they are getting better and better with each day they lie in my humidor.
Bought a box to celebrate and boy what a let down. Awful burn and marginal taste. More work than pleasure. What a ripoff.