Padilla Cazadores Robusto

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1 review for Padilla Cazadores Robusto

  1. Ed

    Padilla Cazadores Robusto

    Origin : Honduras
    Format : Robusto
    Size : 6 x 50
    Wrapper : Ecuadorian Habano
    Binder : Nicaragua
    Filler : Nicaragua
    Price : $24 / 5-pack

    The Padilla family has been a cornerstone in the cigar industry for many years. The family history has been featured in many write-ups and websites. From their factories in Miami and Nicaragua, they have created great cigars such as the Signature 1932, the Serie 68, the Miami 9/11, and today’s featured cigar the Padilla Cazadores. This review will focus on the Cazadores Robusto.

    Appearance : [rating:4/5]
    The Cazadores Robusto features an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper which looks like milk chocolate in color. The cigar is very soft to the touch, and it has an oily feel to the touch. No oily sheen is observed. The wrapper had a fresh hay and sweet scent to it; the foot of the cigar had a noticeable fresh hay smell.

    The band was fairly ornate done using red, gold, and black colors; two seals featuring the “P” which is the trademark of the Padilla cigar were part of the band. One of the Ps was larger than the other one. One issue with the band was that the smaller seal was right on top of the seam of the band which made it difficult to remove without tearing the band.

    Construction : [rating:3/5]
    Three large veins were observed running the length of the cigar. Three soft spots were also noticed: two towards the middle of the cigar and one right on top of the big “P.”

    Once lighted up, the cigar had an uneven burn, and once the ash got to the second third of the cigar, a large hole was observed in the ash (see picture). Either the cigar was rolled improperly, or not enough filler tobacco was used in the construction of the cigar.

    The dark-grey ash got to about an inch before it had to be tapped off. The ash seemed fairly loose, and towards the last third of the cigar, it became fairly flaky.

    The draw was very easy; I think a bit too easy which may be the result of not enough filler tobacco.

    Padilla Cazadores Robusto

    Flavor : [rating:3.5/5]
    On pre-light, the cigar tasted spicy to the tongue, and it featured a fresh hay/barn taste on the draw.

    After lighting the cigar, the cigar had a woody and sweet notes on the retrohale which were very pleasant. Towards the second third of the cigar, leathery notes were perceived. The cigar also had a fairly long finish.

    The smoke was abundant, and it seemed to linger for a while.

    Unfortunately, towards the last third of the cigar, a hint of ammonia was detected. The cigar was dry-purged to see if the ammonia taste could be removed, but it did not help. The ammonia was not unbearable, but it was definitely a part of the flavor profile.

    Value : [rating:4/5]
    For less than $5.00/cigar, this is not a bad purchase. However, the cigar had some quality issues which diminished the value of the cigar. In this price range, there are a significant number of cigars that would be a better value with less flaws. Even with the flaws, this cigar is priced appropriately.

    Overall Rating : [rating:3.5/5]
    From the flavor’s point of view, the cigar had a very nice earthy and sweet flavor profile except towards the end where the ammonia was noticed. From the construction’s perspective, there was the issue with the soft spots and the hole towards the second third of the cigar.

    To me, this was not the best Padilla cigar that I have smoked. Would I recommend it? Yes, since this could be just one bad cigar out of the bunch. Would I smoke it again? Sure. Just on the Padilla name alone, I know that the next Cazadores Robusto will be better than the one I just had – hopefully.

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    • Adam

      My review of the Padilla Cazadores

      Appearance & Construction: The Padilla Cazadores is a nice looking cigar. A chocolate brown wrapper covers this cigar and it has only a few small veins. The cigar is very light in the hand and almost seems like its under filled. The roll looks great with nice even seam lines. The band is a gorgeous gold on black with nice red accents.

      Padilla Cazadores Review

      Smoking Characteristics: The Cazadores has a very light draw and is very free. The draw produces a ton of smoke which proved great for blowing smoke rings. The burn was a little off but nothing too bad. The ash was pretty gnarly and had a heavy amount of flaking. The body of this cigar is mild to medium which is a definite departure from most Padilla cigars. The strength was average, or medium.

      Flavor: The flavor of the Padilla Cazadores is quite different from most Padilla cigars. The primary flavors are a cedary, amondy, floral combination that also shows heavy amount honey sweetness. The second third was much of the same but a noticeable spice showed up in the final third.

      Final Thoughts: Overall I thought this was a decent cigar however the sweetness was a bit over the top for me. Generally I prefer a moderate amount of sweetness in cigars however I think this would be a great cigar for those who crave their smokes sweet.

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      Yeah, the Miami is a very nice smoke, both the old and the new blends.
      Great review.

    • Ed

      Thanks, everyone. These are some nice comments. I definitely would like to try the Miami 9/11 from Padilla; I heard it is a great smoke.


    • Johnny Brooke – The Weekly Cigar

      Nice review! I’m interviewing Ernesto next week, can’t wait to try one of these.

    • DJ

      Keep up the good work!

    • Stephen P

      Wow that’s a huge soft spot. You were pretty generous in your review. Thanks for the review!

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Cigar Region Honduras
Filler Nicaragua
Wrapper Ecuadorian Habano
Binder Nicaragua
Length 5
Ring Gauge 50
Vitola Robusto
Construction Hand Made