Padilla Dominus Robusto First Impression

This week I’m doing things a little differently. And by that I mean I’m going with video instead of my customary written review and Tower of Burn. If you’re tired of seeing me on video, or just love the Tower of Burn, have no fear, I plan to return to that next week.

This week’s departure is out of necessity. I shipped the samples I picked up at IPCPR (along with swag and miscellaneous tourist trinkets) to myself instead of trying to fit it all in my luggage. While that made the trip back easier, unfortunately it also means that the cigars I had planned to review this week are still in transit, leaving me the few I put in my cigar caddy when packing up to leave.

One of those cigars is one I’ve been looking forward to trying every since Ernesto Padilla started showing off teaser images on twitter: the new Padilla Dominus. You’ll note I’m calling this video a “first impression”. The reason for that is that it the one and only Dominus sample I have. To truly give a cigar a fair review, I smoke several and compile the results. But I couldn’t resist lighting up one of the sticks introduced at the show.

Just for fun, I also included a some video I recorded in November of last year when I dropped by Padilla’s new factory in Miami. I was still getting the hang of the flipcam, but the clip should give you an idea of what his new place looks like. Enjoy!

Stogie Nutritional Facts:
Size: 5 x 50
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Cuban-seed Corojo 06
Binder: Nicaraguan Cuban-seed Corojo 06
Filler: Nicaraguan Cuban-seed Corojo 06
Smoking Time: 1 1/2 hours
Beverage: Water
Price: MSRP $9.04 a stick