Country of origin: Nicaraguan
Size: 6 x54
Wrapper: Habano Ecuador
Binder: Habano Ecuador
Filler: Cuban-seed Nicaragua Corojo & Criollo
Price: $ 5.85
Here is a stick that I have been wanting to try for awhile now. Thanks to Famous Smoke Shop, I finally get the chance to do it. The Padilla Family Reserve comes in 4 different vitolas: short robusto, toro, double toro, and torpedo. This Toro comes wrapped in a beautifully soft, Ecuadorian habano wrapper, sporting invisible seams, good amounts of veins, and is capped off with a cleanly placed double cap. The band of this cigar is a stunning piece of art work, showcasing the Iconic Padilla Lion in all of its glory. I can’t wait to get into, so let’s do it.
Flavor/Taste & Aroma:
I will once again be using my Cigar Reserve spills to light up this beauty. I tell you the more I use them the more I like them. After the cut, I find the Padilla to have a slightly tight draw, that brings forth strong earth notes, aromas of earth, and a slight nuttiness.
On the light, the Padilla’s foot takes nicely to the soft flame of my spill, slowly heating to a bright orange and red cherry. On my first draw, I am greeted with notes of spice and earth coming through a slightly snug draw.
As I progressed through the Padilla Reserva, I experienced notes of cedar and a creamy nuttiness. The strong cedar note is the most dominant flavor, but with each draw I receive a thick layer of creamy, nuttiness that becomes stronger on the long finish. Construction of the Padilla Reserva has been perfect with razor sharp burn lines that expose densely packed bright white ash that hold on past each transition point. The Padilla Reserva stays cool to the touch and showed no sign of distress when left alone for 1, 2, or even 3 minutes at a time. The draw did start off a little snug, but as I progressed through, the draw became better and better eventually reaching what I would consider to be a perfect draw.
Overall, the Padilla Reserva is a pleasant smoke. Delivering consistent flavors along with solid construction, and would be great addition to anyone’s humidor. If you are looking for a cigar that is a bit more on the complex side, this might not be for you, but if you enjoy consistency and big woody notes than this is one that you can not pass up. So take a stroll over to Famous Smoke Shop and pick up some of the beauties!
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Like always, thanks for stopping by and spending some time with me here at Tony’s Cigar Corner.