The other night James came home from college and asked if we could do a “cigar night” together. I happily and willingly accepted. I gave James an Esteban Carreras 187 for his enjoyment. This particular night I treated myself, I had a Padron 1926 #9 Maduro (5 1/4 x 56) that I have had for almost six years in my humidor. My Padron cigar smoked perfectly, it had an easy and flawless draw delivering cool smoke. The flavors I received were pretty typical of the Padron anniversary line. It delivered notes of cocoa, nuts and sweet leather. Padron’s 1964 and 1926 lines have always been one of my favorite cigars that are made in today’s cigar industry.
With the six years of aging, it really mellowed the flavors into a soft but flavorful cigar. I would definitely recommend this patient process, that is, if you can wait.
I rate it 9.5
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