Padrón Family Reserve 46 Years
Wrapper: Nicaraguan-Sun Grown Piloto Cubano
Binder: Nicaraguan-Sun Grown Piloto Cubano
Filler: Nicaraguan-Sun Grown Piloto Cubano
Strength: Medium to Full
Age: All Tobacco Aged for 10 years
Tasting Notes: Right from the start the cigar draws you into its own world. The wrapper is seamless and smooth with an oily sheen. Even the filler was crafted by an artisan, deep pockets of black tobacco organized to allow a full draw with little resistance.
The first puff can be best explained as sensory overload. Dense smoke filled with decadent flavors of roasted coffee and cocoa with undertones of earth. The retrohale floods your sinuses with layers of spice. Not only that, the room note is sultry and adds to the ambiance of the experience.
The Padron peaks in complexity and strength twice: once at the first quarter of the cigar and finally at the last quarter. At these crescendos, I picked up on some other flavors like licorice and blackberry. It’s hard to believe that Padron cigars are Nicaraguan puros, yet blends like the 40th,80th, and 46th overshadow the 1926 Serie and 1964 Anniversary.
I talked Jorge Padron while I was smoking the Padron 46th and we talked about the blend and all the hard work that went into perfecting the blend for the 46th. We also talked about how the public has responded to the 46th and the level of quality we’ve come to expect from Padrón, that Padrón can’t make a bad cigar. Each year till 2014, we will be seeing a limited edition Padrón cigar culminating to the 50 year anniversary for Padrón. Let’s just say every year is going to be exciting culminating to the 50 year anniversary.