Origin : Nicaragua
Format : Robusto
Size : 4 3/4 x 50
Ring : 50
Wrapper : Nicaragua
Binder : Nicaragua
Filler : Nicaragua
Price : ~$12 each
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First things first. I’d like to thank Cigar Inspector and Tex Cigars for this fine smoke. I won a contest and this was included in the package. As a meager thank you, I’ve decided to do a review on each cigar I received. Now let’s cut to the chase. The envelope please. Drum roll please. And the winner is: Padron Serie 1926 #6 Natural. The 1926 line premiered in 2002 commemorating the birth year of Jose O. Padron. All tobaccos used in the cigar have been aged five years. Production is limited to 100,000 cigars a year.
This is a beautiful little cigar. It has a nice light brown wrapper with a nice serialized double band. It has a smooth wrapper with a couple of small veins running the length of the cigar.
This is a very solid box pressed cigar. I detected no soft spots at all. I expected the draw to be tighter due to the firmness of the smoke, but it has an effortless draw. I did notice that with the easy draw comes the inevitable hot burn, but I don’t think it’s a construction issue. It’s an experience issue with this stick. It gives off plumes of thick white smoke that I was very surprised to see coming out of such a small cigar. It had a straight burn throughout with no touchups required.
Where to begin? Well at the beginning, of course. It started off with a chocolate, leather, and wood combo with a wonderful spicy aftertaste. After the first third it picks up a sweet, fruity flavor that I can’t place. The sweet taste disappears midway through the second third and a coffee flavor joins the party. The spicy aftertaste picks up at this point, but not enough to irritate the throat. This cigar builds in strength throughout the smoke. To me this is a deceptively strong cigar.
I’m not big on dishing out over $10 for many cigars, but this is definitely worth it. The variety of flavor and exquisite construction make this cigar hard to beat. So, is it worth roughly $12 - $15 per stick? You better believe it.
Overall Rating :
I have to give this cigar a perfect 5 rating. Sure, it’s expensive, but there aren’t many cigars that I know of that can beat this flavor and construction at a price any lower. This is definitely a special occasion cigar.