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R. Paxtian Del Paraiso Premium Line “Esplendido” Cigar Review.

Brand History:


Their family tradition of managing the art of growing and processing tobacco dates back from 1910, a century of experience inherited Don Juan Rodriguez Lopez, Tabacalera initiator of this House.

Located in the Valley of San Andres Tuxtla, with its perfect climate and its rich soil, the R. Paxtian Cigar Factory, influenced by experience and knowledge in the cultivation of tobacco, offers the world a selection of cigars that are made with the finest tobaccos from their harvest.

At R. Paxtian Cigar Factory their satisfaction keeps growing, resulting from personally supervising every step of the production process related to the construction of their cigars. It is achieved through a fusion of activities in which we apply dedication, effort, creativity, knowledge and experience. With the passing of time, they have assimilated, perfected, and integrated those qualities into a true family tradition.

Del Paraiso, Tabaricos, and Privilegio’s are brands currently manufactured by the cigar factory in the region of the Tuxtlas, which contains 95% of Mexican cigar manufacturers, as well as the headquarters of the Mexican Association of Cigar Manufacturers (AMEFAP), to which the R. Paxtian Cigar Factory belongs.  This Association was founded by the most prestigious Mexican cigar factories.  Its fundamental commitment lies in applying rigorous standards of quality in all production processes in order to guarantee that the finest finished products are produced for our national and worldwide customers.


This cigar has an evenly colored wrapper with sweet, hay-like notes at the foot.  The wrapper has a slightly oily sheen and a leathery feel.  It has a great uniform look, with a distinct enticing sweet aroma.  Some toothy, and with a marbleized hue.


Journey Profile:

1st quarter: The cigar had a slightly tight draw, but yielded a lot of big and creamy smoke that had a hint of spices that grew in development.  Some woodsy flavor with deep notes of leather.  Each puff produced dense volumes of smoke.  2nd quarter: There was thick and creamy smoke with light spice that developed.  Heavy texture and continuously building body.  The draw loosened up and produced a delicious aroma in the surrounding air.  3rd quarter: Rich, earthy, and robust, with a fine balance of flavors and excellent slow burn.  Dominating earthiness with rich tobacco flavor and aroma.  An underlying sweet tone in the aroma and through the finish.  The creamy texture decreased, allowing fuller character to develop.  4th quarter: Full bodied flavor dominated, with lingering characters on the palate.  Consistent and unique flavor profile developed, along with some cedar notes.  A woody texture was also present in the aroma and stayed present the finish.


Final Thoughts:

A mostly even burn that didn’t need any touchup and held onto a very dense ash.  Rich with subtle aroma.  Excellent construction and full flavored character.  Very pleasant and easy to enjoy.



Myron Gooch Sr.

Reviewed at: The Man Cave.

Time Smoked: 1 hour 25 minutes

Cost: Sample

Wrapper: San Andreas, Mexico

Binder: Mexico

Filler: Mexico

Size: 6 ½” x 42”

Rating: 89






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