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“Gorgeous dark brown, toothy wrapper” Padron Family Reserve 50 Year Cigar Review.

Brand History:

Striving to create cigars worthy of special times is the singular motivation behind Padron Cigars.  For year, Padron smokers have shared with us stores of special moment in their lives that have been distinguished by smoking one of their cigars.  This too is how we in Padron Family live our lives.  Great cigars have been the centerpiece of many of our most memorable moments – those moments shared with family and friends.  The Padron Family thanks you for the continued loyalty and trust in the Padron name.

With over forty-six years to create a perfect cigar and more than 100 years to create a perfect legacy, the Padron Family understands the significance of time.  The Padron Family deliver only the finest, handmade, complex cigars with the flavor of the Cuban heritage out of which the Padron recipe was born.  Their primary mission is the exceptional quality of their product, not the quantity produced.

As a vertically integrated, family-owned company, they pay personal attention to every detail throughout all steps of tobacco growing and cigar manufacturing process.  Because they strive to give you, the smoker, the confidence that each cigar is the same… Perfect.

In celebration of Padron 50th anniversary, the limited production Family Reserve 50 Years box-pressed cigar is packaged in a 10-count, hand crafted with tobacco aged a minimum of 10 years and is available in both Natural and Maduro sun-grown wrapper.

Appearance:

The Padron Family Reserve 50 Year has a gorgeous dark brown, toothy wrapper with a unique sweet and rich cedar pre-light smell.  With a silky feel and solid to the touch box-press.

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Journey Profile:

1st quarter: Very slight resistance on the draw.  Nice bold with big earthy tones with plenty of very rich tobacco notes.  Some spice through the nose with dense, clouds of big smoke and some creamy tobacco notes.  2nd quarter: Solid white dense smoke developed and filled the air with full tobacco flavors.  Creamy texture to the smoke and to the palate with tobacco notes increasing.  Dominating spicy character with cedar and wood notes developing.  3rd quarter: The draw became incredibly smooth delivering thick clouds of spicy smoke to the palate.  Woodiness and spice can be detected in the flavor with an underlying sweetness on the finish and in the aroma.  There was a gradual build in bodies that started mild and grow towards full.  4th quarter: Flawless construction that held on to a nearly white flaky ash.  Some sweet notes on the palate as well as in the aroma.  Spice mellowed out and strength leveled with spice through the nose and lingered on to a flavorful finish.

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Final Thoughts:

A consistent underlying sweetness with a creamy texture with balancing rich characters.  A very good gradual build in body and strength ending almost full.  Some nuttiness developed with hearty, earthy tobacco notes with a great sweet undertone.  Overall a very well balanced texture with a full flavored aroma.  Packed plenty of easygoing flavors.  A very well made cigar that’s fairly straightforward.

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Myron Gooch Sr.

Reviewed at: The Man Cave.

Time Smoked: 1 hour 20 minutes.

Cost: $38.00

Wrapper: Nicaragua.

Binder: Nicaragua.

Filler: Nicaragua.

Size: 5” x 54.

Rating: 92

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