Padilla Reserva Maduro

Drew Estate

Padilla Reserva Maduro 001 (600x400)

Wrapper : San Andres Maduro
Binder : Nicaraguan
Filler : Nicaraguan
Source : bought locally at Genuine Tobacco

Welcome to a cigar review, I know, it’s been a while. This week I am going to tackle the Padilla Reserva Maduro in the toro size. This cigar is available in four sizes, double toro (5 3/4×60), short robusto (4×60), toro (5 3/4×50) and a torpedo (6×54). Padlla cigars are now made by Oliva and you can find more information about the other cigars available and such from the interview I did with Susana Aragon.

Pre-Light

Giving this Padilla Reserva Maduro a once over and the stick is nice and firm with a slight barnyard and chocolate scent on the wrapper, natural tobacco at the foot and some sweet chocolate and bitter coffee notes on the cold draw. Draw has a bit of resistance to it but I am suspecting it will open up after smoking a bit. Flame on.

First Half

Let us dive right into the Padilla Reserva Maduro with a nice chocolate taste with a sort of heavy syrup sweetness poking its head up out of the ground. Massive amounts of flavor right from the get go. After about an inch there is such a nice sweet chocolate taste coming off the cigar it just envelops you and forces you to relax a bit. Seriously, chocolate rules. Other flavor present are that heavy sweet syrup and some coffee notes but the chocolate is the dominant flavor.

Rounding out this first half with the cigar staying medium bodied with full flavors of sweet chocolate, bitter coffee and sweet heavy syrup.

Second Half

Diving into the second half of this Padilla Reserva Maduro with the cigar burning great with a full flavor profile while staying medium bodied.

Body does seem to be picking up a little bit but still in the medium range. Bitter coffee taste is coming to the front with the sweet chocolate. Still a smooth smoking cigar. Here at the end the body is a high medium or low full. Flavors stayed nice with the sweet chocolate falling away to the bitter coffee at the end but the sweet heavy syrup taste stayed throughout.

Wrap-Up

Would I buy it again? Yes. No doubt about it. I was never a huge Padilla fan until I got a hold of this stick. I think the flavor and balance is wonderful and with it staying in the medium body range for most of the cigar makes it right up my alley.

Give the new Padilla cigars a try and let me know what you think in the comments.


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