Origin : Nicaragua
Format : Robusto
Wrapper : Nicaragua
Filler : Nicaragua
Binder : Nicaragua
Size : 140 x 22 mm
Ring : 56
Price : ~$6/piece
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The Padron 5000 was just added to the inventory of my tobacco shop. Of course, I have to try all the new items first. When the owner opened the box it was love at first sight. I just knew that this was going to be a good cigar. I wasn't disappointed at all.
One of the deepest darkest shades of brown that I have ever had the honor of seeing in a cigar. There were veins, but they only added to the essence of this big old stogie.
Smooth draw with an excellent burn. No loose spots, yet a feel of firmness.
The first third was, what is the best word to describe it, "exciting!" A real woody earthy flavor with a spicy intenseness. It kind of worried me as when most cigars start like this, they are too strong by the second third to go any further. This was not the case. The second third had the same intensity, yet with a bit more pepper. The final third held that until the end.
This may be my new favorite cigar, particularly due to the price. It's affordable yet classy.
Overall Rating :
As I stated before, this one is a keeper. I'm going to put it in my humidor and see what happens after a couple of weeks, but as for the straight out of the box aspect, I am in love with it.
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