|Padron 1926 Serie|
There are limited hands involved in making these cigars, and the fact that tobacco that goes into these cigars is over five years old shows how important they are. The number of these cigars produced annually is very limited, only 300 daily, and they come in boxes of eight. The cigar is a perfecto grande, and measures 6 3/4" with a 54 ring gauge. The cigar is available, like all Padron Cigars, in a sun-grown natural or maduro wrapper, and I decided to go with the sun-grown natural wrapper. Like all Padron Cigars the cigar is a Nicaraguan puro, and as I said earlier, made with tobacco that has been rested for over five years. The cigar is beautiful in hand and very smooth to touch. There are no oils present on the cigar, or major veins, but a gorgeous leaf. It is slightly firm to touch and I am getting an aroma of leather, nuts, wood and spices.
When I get into the second third of the cigar the flavors of aged tobacco and creamy notes begin to pop out more than ever. I am still getting those core flavors of toast and nuts, but they have become convoluted with the creamy flavor profile. Convoluted is appropriate but I wanted to go with making up a word like complexified. The spicy notes are there on the finish, though soft, and it is a great cigar. The strength level of the cigar is still between medium and medium full in body and it an afternoon cigar for me as a smoker. The burn line on the cigar is still terrific and providing a beautiful ash on the cigar that is holding on firmly. Overall this is a great smoke.
The Padron Family knows how to make high quality cigars and this is no exception. While I prefer the Maduro version to the Natural this is an incredible cigar. I feel that with the Maduro you get a little bit more complexities and a little more strength as well. This cigar showed a terrific core flavor profile and did so with a strength level that is just below medium full. Construction is top notch on this cigar, and it is just a terrific box pressed figurado. If you are not a Maduro guy, and have not smoked this cigar I would pick this one up for sure. It is a special occasion cigar,there is no doubt about that, but it is just a terrific cigar at that. Not that it matters, but when you smoke this cigar others look at you with some respect. I give the cigar a solid 93 and found the wood, nutty and creamy flavor profiles to be oh so enjoyable.
|1926 Serie 80th Anniversary Natural|