Cigar Review: Padilla Artemis
Review by Luc Blanchard, Official MMC Reviewer (@mysticks35mm)
Size: Toro 6 x 54
Wrapper – Corojo
Binder – Nicaraguan
Filler - Nicaraguan
Visually, this cigar is very well constructed. The Corojo wrapper has some prominent veins and has a beautiful patina leather appearance. The preignition aroma is a strong sweet grass/hay and a straight cut on this larger shouldered cap leads to a medium draw on this beautiful box pressed Padilla Cigars. This is also the 2nd review out of the August My Monthly Cigars Box.
Straight into the toast and very mild and creamy. Introductory notes of the mildest coffee and a vanilla wafer are made available on a smooth retro and finish. An inch in and still mild and ultra creamy. Although consistent, a delicate sweet value (cane sugar) is felt on the pallet and especially on the finish where it merges with some salt.
About ½ way and intensity of this cigar starts to climb. Although still mild plus, the flavors really start to develop. The cane sugar metamorphoses into a toasted sugar and merges with a toasted graham and that floral blast. So rich and long lasting on the finish!
Getting into the 3/3 we start seeing a movement into a medium cigar. The notes and flavors are consistent alongside a perfect and slow combustion. The nub sees a slight increase in strength along with an increase in pepper but the notes remain consistent with the disappearances of the floral note.
An experience that takes you from super mild and creamy and slowly builds to a rich and intensely flavored gem of a cigar. I would also recommend this to a mild smoker, looking to see a concluding flavor blast in their experience. 🥖🔥💨💨 Ernesto!