Friday, October 21, 2011

Padron Family Reserve 85th Maduro


Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Nicaragua
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua
Vitola: Robusto(ish)
Length: 5 ¼ inches
Ring Gage: 50
Strength: Medium to Full

Every year, in September, the Padron family releases a new blend.  The first year was the 45th, last year was the 46th, and this year was supposed to be the 47th.  But Jorge O. Padron was turning 85 this year and the family decided to dedicate this cigar in his honor.   They used rare tobaccos that were already aged for about 8 years!

This cigar has the traditional Padron Box Press.  It has a dark, dark, perfectly seamless wrapper! It has very few veins and as always is perfectly constructed.  Only way to describe the appearance of this cigar – flawless!

The draw was great, with little to no resistance.  It burned evenly and smooth.  Upon lighting there is quite literally an explosion of pepper!  The strength of the pepper comes and goes, but at least a slight spice stays throughout the smoke.  It really calms down about halfway through the cigar.  I picked up on earthy notes, and also a slightly sweet chocolate flavor. 

What I thought was pretty interesting with this cigar is it starts out as a full body and then makes its way to a medium.  Padron cigars are in a league of their own when it comes to taste and flavor, and trust me this cigar does not disappoint.  

You can purchase these cigars at www.topqualitycigars.com!!!!

Posted by Michele 

2 comments:

Greg from the W said...

awesome blog Michele. I love the Padron line. I know it's always good. Can't wait to get my hands on one.

Michele said...

They are available for purchase right now!!! Check out 8 to 8 Cigars, Casa de Montecristo, or topqualitycigars.com!!!