Padron Serie 1926 No. 1 (Maduro)

Padron Serie 1926 No. 1

Origin : NicaraguaPadron
Format : Double Corona
Wrapper : Nicaragua
Filler : Nicaragua
Binder : Nicaragua
Size : 6.75 x 54
Ring : 54
Hand-Made
Price : ~$20 each

The 1926 series were released to celebrate Jose Padron’s 75th anniversary and they are all box-pressed. Padron Serie 1926 No. 1 is a luxurious cigar that must be resting in the humidor for special occasions. It boasts a strikingly beautiful wrapper and one of the most complex flavors I have ever experienced.

Appearance : Rating: ★★★★★
I wonder how they do these night-black maduro wrappers. It has some prominent veins, no defects though. The band makes the stick look expensive (which it is…).

Construction : Rating: ★★★★★
The cigar is very hard to the touch (probably due to the fact that it is box-pressed). Surprisingly, the pre-draw/draw is very easy and the amount of smoke is impressive. There are no construction issues to mention.

Flavor : Rating: ★★★★★
Flavor-wise, the Padron Serie 1926 No. 1 is extremely complex. Forgive me for not describing it perfectly but I failed to capture all the elements that are present in this cigar. I only can say that the beginning is quite soft, with mostly coffee and chocolate notes. The cigar keeps on getting more and more powerful and progressively develops spicy and earthy notes. At the end of the second third, this double corona is simply outstanding. Towards the end, peppery flavors dominate.

Value : Rating: ★★★★☆
That’s a very expensive cigar, but we can afford smoking one when there’s something to celebrate and we need a special cigar.

Overall Rating : Overall Rating: ★★★★★
This is one of my favorite cigars among the expensive sticks. It can easily equal the most famous Cuban DCs. Try it out and you’ll remember this experience for a long time.