The Padilla Vintage Reserve series of cigar is a small-run box pressed special edition release by Padilla. The Vintage Reserve has a very good looking reddish wrapper which is medium-dark brown in color with a broadleaf from Pennsylvania, a very rare leaf aged over 30 months.
It is hand rolled at the Tabacalera Oliva factory where they have created a great partnership with Padilla to make some great cigars. Padilla has also taken the extra steps with their special blend to number each cigar and box. These cigars are a limited production of 500 boxes with great detail from start to finish.
It had a very unique and light smell of earth tones, especially at the foot. With an incredibly smooth draw and no resistance, it delivered a full flavored smoke right away. The texture is earthy and creamy – really mouth-watering with rich flavors that hit the palate. The aroma remained robust with just a touch of sweetness and the intensity continued to develop as the cigar burned. Overall, the construction of the cigar was excellent, burning with a long white ash.
Overall, this cigar had full and rich characteristics with spices and flavors that consistently developed as the cigar was smoked. What I enjoyed most is that while the flavors were complex, it was not overwhelming. It was well made and effortless to enjoy – this cigar will have a true connoisseur wanting more.
Myron Gooch Sr.
Wrapper: Pennsylvania Broadleaf
Size: 5 x 54
Flavor: Medium / Full Body