Padron Serie 1926 80th Maduro

I have these, and I finally got my hands on a couple at the DC HERF2009. Sawnsan gave us a great price of $20 a stick. This smoke was has been on my wish list for a while. This cigars reputation caused me to have expectations of totally awesome experience.

Country: Nicaragua
Length/Ring: 6.75 x 54
Shape: Perfecto
Wrapper: Maduro
Strength: Full

I love perfectos The Maduro wrapper, smooth, firm oily. I used my double guillotine to get a straight cut as usual. The construction was box press perfection. Tight but a beautiful draw.


 I lit my cigar with anticipation, I had my first taste revealing an toasty yet creamy flavor. The burn was even but ash was was strange. As I progressed into the first portion, I could taste the complexity of this wonderful cigar start getting a cocoa taste in the background. A firm deep smoke with strong flavor.

As I entered the second third, I tasted a chocolate flavor with hints of a leather undertone yet kind of sweet. The burn was perfect and the ash would not let go. Even though it started to split then it resembled an alligator or a dragon head.


Entering the last third, the ash finally fell off. I started getting hints of coffee briefly still tasting cocoa and a hint of leather. The second ash held almost till the end. It was almost three inches before falling off in my hand. I continued, and couldn't put it down. It kept getting better, and fished with a bang and burnt fingers. 


 I highly recommend you get your hands on one of these cigars. A genuine treat from start to finish. Oh! and about my expectations? They were exceeded. A great experience for 90 minutes. 

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