Padilla Reserva Maduro CigarThe Padilla Reserva Maduro cigars are a fairly new release by a new partnership. Ernesto Padilla has decided to join together with Oliva Cigar Co. and distribute two new lines. One of these lines is the Padilla Reserva Maduro cigars. The introduction of these two new products by Oliva was at this year’s IPCPR trade show. Last year, they joined forces and created a stick that was given a 93 rating by Cigar Aficionado magazine in this year’s April issue. This merger broadens the impact of the Padilla lines that are so popular. Ernesto is held in high regards by many people in the industry, as is Oliva, and their ability to produce more than 13 million quality, hand rolled smokes each year. So it goes without saying that people are excited about this new venture and what it will mean to their personal humidors.

These are considered to be a medium to full body stick. The wrapper is a Mexican San Andres tobacco, and the filler and binder are made up of a blend of Nicaraguan tobaccos. These tobaccos are aged, which gives this stick the complex flavors that many reviewers latch onto. They are sold in boxes of 20 and in the following sizes: Toro (5 ¾ x 50), Double Toro (6 x 60), Short Robusto (4 x 60) and Torpedo 6x 54.

Each one of the Padilla Reserva Maduro cigars is wrapped in the dark, chocolate brown Mexican San Andre tobacco leaves. There are minimal veins. The stick’s appearance is considered rustic by several reviewers. The band is gold and red, which nicely complements the dark brown of the wrapper. Overall, people said that the construction was excellent with no soft spots. The draw is considered a little tight in the beginning by some, but it quickly turns to a nice and easy pull. This was not a universal problem among aficionados. The burn was flawless and needed few touch ups during the entire smoke.

The flavors of the Padilla Reserva Maduro cigars are considered to be highly complex, but never overbearing. Many reviewers stated that there was really never a punch of flavor, and that from start to finish it was consistent in taste and strength. Several noted that it was a great dessert smoke that paired nicely with bourbon or a favorite coffee drink. The Nicaraguan tobacco blend has intense flavors of earth and toast. Some people mentioned that there are also mild chocolate and coffee layers, which are to be expected with the darker wrapper. Others stated that there are hints of nuts and spice, while others found a caramel sweetness tickling the tongue.

In general, aficionados that have tried this newly released stick agree that it is a smooth smoke. Even though it is considered a medium to full body stick, they would encourage a novice to try Padilla Reserva Maduro cigars. Maduro smokes seem to be a favorite among many, and this is a great new addition to try and add to the humidor.

POSTED ON Oct 14, 2017


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