Origin : Nicaragua
Format : Long Panatela
Size : 175 x 14 mm
Ring : 36
Weight : N/A
Price : ~$75.00 for a box of 25
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Very nice smoke, particularly for the price. Having recently tried the Padron # 6000, and enjoyed it, I decided to go out on a limb and see what else Padron had to offer. I'm very impressed.
The looks are good, nice oily texture in the appearance. Very smooth to the touch and pleasing to the eyes.
Not overall a bad construction. It had a good feel about it, but I experienced the same issue that I had with the # 6000, and that was a run. This time in was in the final third, so it wasn't as distracting.
The first third was all spice and wood, not so much that I didn't enjoy it mind you, just enough though that I was concerned about the intensity further up the stick. The second third had more of an even moderate flavor to it, which greatly surprised me. The peppery taste calmed down. The final third was all espresso. Very very good tasting smoke.
The taste to price comparison is very pleasing. For 5.00 a smoke, you can't beat this one.
Overall Rating :
A very good cigar for the most part. I just wish that I could find one that didn't have one uneven burn in it at some point or another. The flavor is the clincher though. Having tried two Padrons of different formats, I have to say that these people put a lot of effort in creating the best tasting cigar possible. A toast to Padron.