Cigar Review: Padron 1926
Review by Luc Blanchard, Official MMC Reviewer (@mysticks35mm)
Padron 1926 Serie
Size: No. 47 Robusto 5.5 x 50
Wrapper – Nicaraguan
Binder – Nicaraguan
Filler – Nicaraguan
Well constructed but capped off hastily, this box pressed cigars has preignition aromas of barnyard hay and manure (delightful). The light brown wrapper has minimal veining and is lightly oily with a patina value. A cut leads to an open draw and cold notes of cherry.
¼” in and medium. An overall creamy meets a toasted quality. The finish is already quite long and consistent with the forward notes. Getting into the mid 1/3 mark and although consistent, a grassy hay quality alongside the toasted values. The finish also sees a sweet and oily apparition. The combustion is slow and at the tip grows a delicate, medium gray ash on a thin ash fringe.
About 2” in and still medium. Notes of toasted hazelnut mingle with light notes of white pepper, cocoa and wafer. A complexity is certainly developing alongside perfect combustion. ½ way and consistent. To keep things interesting there is a light baking spice of nutmeg in addition to the forward notes of cocoa and wafer.
Into the 3/3 we see aN increase of the white pepper, which is quite smooth in my opinion. Still medium and consistent, this is also a great value considering its burn time which has already passed the hour marker. The ladder and nubs see a more significant increase in pepper and pushes the experience to medium+.
The over profile is also quite toasted and all of the subtle notes move backstage as a heavier toasted wood and coffee finalized the review. What a smoke! That’s for the blending and obvious aging to a quality driven cigar! 🔥🥖💨💨💨💨❤