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- Easy To Light
- Good Draw
- Great Smoke Production
- Razor Straight Burn
- Undamaged Wrapper
- Well Constructed
- Special Occasions
Comments about Padron Serie 1926 40th Anniversary Maduro Torpedo Single Cigar:
I have purchased a selection of Padron's over the past few months via Thompson's auction site and selected one of my Padron Serie 1926 40th Anniversary Maduro Torpedo, aged for about seven months in my humidor, for an end of day repast.
This cigar presents beautifully with a dark oily Maduro wrapper (one of my favorites). The wrapper is lightly veined and smooth, with a preferred box-press body exuding excellent detail in the construction of this cigar. Symmetry is perfect and greatly appreciated. Initial aroma is of sweetness and mild tobacco with a light floral background. Three cuts of the cap with a perfect cutter are made to permit sufficient air flow. The cap responds well without loss of integrity.
Initial toasting reveals a light tobacco aroma without contrast. Light is accomplished easily and thoroughly with a preferred, lightly firm draw. Initial taste points are of mild premium tobacco fillers and cream. Smoke production is prodigious and greatly enjoyed, from beginning to end of this smoke. Chewing of the draw enhances the cream taste and baths the tongue, but without any heaviness. Retro hale of this cigar releases more taste points including the previously noted floral and mild tobacco, as well as raisins. The lips and tip of the tongue carry the sweetness of the Maduro wrapper. Burn throughout is razor straight. The ash is medium/dark grey with light flaking and some separation. It falls off at 1 1/2 inches. Cigar lasts one hour and twenty minutes as I worked hard to keep the smoke cool, wanting to smoke this cigar even faster. When I put it down, it was smoked to the nub.
In conclusion, this is a mild cigar with nice taste points, clearly superior tobacco fillers, and excellent construction. It is advertised as "full" which I assume is related to its nicotine content. Since I smoke a number of medium to full cigars each day, this is lost on me. My only concern with this cigar, and most Padron's is its expense. For a fuller flavor experience, I would go with Oliva V Series and V Melanio Series at a third of the cost as well as Fuente King and Queen B. For the mild smoke with great taste points, Ashton's are cheaper and just as good. One star lost for the cost, otherwise, great cigar for those who like mild premium tobaccos. Savor your cigars.