First off, I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas. One in which you got twice as many cigars as you had hoped for and Santa even threw in a dependable lighter and a sharp cigar cutter. Oh, and maybe some liquor too if you were really good this year.
Full disclosure: I received this cigar from Cigars Direct. All reviews are my own.
Wrapper: Nicaragua | Binder: Nicaragua | Filler: Nicaragua
Vitola: Robusto (robusto – 5″x50) | Price: App. $6.oo/cigar
0/3: This is one Padilla I do not have a lot of experience with. I love the Dominus, the 1932 and the Miami. It looks like a well made cigar and it has a waxy feel to it. Lots of veins and it has a triple cap. Well and evenly packed.
1/3: One of the things that I like about those three cigars I talked about above is that they are like the cigar versions of a recently broken wild horse. They’re awesome that way. This one, on the other hand, is a different type of cigar altogether. It doesn’t have that same reckless allure that the other cigars have; it’s more refined than that.
The flavors during the first third center around a grassy core that is tinged with spice on the inhale and the finish of the retrohale.
2/3: The second third is basically a continuation of the preceding third. There is a little bit of mint and the occasional wood note as well. The draw is good, maybe a shade too tight, and the burn is perfect. Medium bodied cigar.
3/3: Entering the final third and I am just not excited about this cigar anymore. I like the half-mad Padillas; maybe they aren’t as refined but this one just doesn’t have the same soul as those others. The big difference with this third is that the grassy flavor has disappeared and has left a mixture of wood and earth.
4/3: I have read some other reviews that rate this cigar very well. Personally, it isn’t in my flavor wheelhouse. Perfectly fine cigar but it does not do enough to excite me.
3 points – Try this sampler and compare the ’68 to the 1932 and the Miami. Tell me which is better.