Origin : Nicaragua
Format : Corona
Size : 5.5 x 42
Price : ~$3.00
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The Padron Londres Maduro is a 5.5 x 42 Nicaraguan Puro with a nice dark oily wrapper and good construction. This cigar is a medium to full body stick, slow burning, offering a plentiful volume of smoke for about an hour which makes it a great afternoon or evening smoke. They are good to go right off the truck but do get even better with age. I think the thinner ring gauge enhances the flavor of the maduro wrapper which I personally prefer over the natural. Even though my comfort zone is around a 50 RG these smokes really hit home and at the price point they just can’t be beat. At just under $3 a stick at my local B&M, I always pick up a few when I’m there to have them on hand!
The cigar once lit, opens right up with a rich maybe dark roast or espresso coffee flavor complimented with a nice cocoa overtone. The smoke is very smooth and easy on the retrohale in which I sometimes detect a slight nutty flavor, usually in the first third.
Entering the second third, the cigar picks up a little adding some more cocoa to the mix along with a rich dark tobacco undertone. The retrohale starts to introduce a just little spice at this point but it’s pleasant and not the least overpowering. The ash is a light to medium gray and holds on fairly firm revealing a nice conical shaped cherry when tapped off.
The final third reveals more of the same never getting hot or harsh right down to the very nub. The cigar burns well from start to finish and I never felt the need to touch one up. The draw is typically perfect from stick to stick. This cigar is one that is very consistent, really delivers and at this price point I don’t see my humidor ever being without them. I hope this review qualifies because I wouldn’t call this a cheap cigar but rather a top notch cigar that is inexpensive!