Written by Puff Staff

Monday, 19 April 2010

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The flavor department is where this cigar really seems to shine. There is not a dull moment to be had while smoking the 70th Anniversary Padron Natural. The coffee flavor also found in the cold taste kicks things off and seems to remain at least in the background for most of the cigar. It is soon joined by some very creamy flavors, as well as some sweetness. Just a hint of spice comes in to change things up a bit, which is then overcome by a rich chocolate and cocoa flavor. Some espresso is also noticeable. The final flavor worth noting was that of some earth. This is one of the tastier cigars I have smoked in the recent past and it does seem to match its full-bodied profile.

I really cannot find too much to complain about when it comes to the Famous 70th Anniversary Padron Natural. That is, of course, until I get to its price. At a retail price of around $14 for a single, this is one cigar that many might skip over due to price. Then again, when you consider the fact that it is a special anniversary edition made on a limited basis, you would have to expect the price to be higher than average. Still, the cigar had a good burn and excellent flavors that made me wish it would not end. For that reason alone, even if you don't want to spring for the $14 current retail value, you should at least wait around until it goes on sale at a reduced price, as it is a good smoke for a special occasion. If you must try one now, they come in boxes of 20 or packs of 5. Keep in mind that it is full-bodied and could be too much for beginners.

The Famous 70th Anniversary Padron Natural earns a rating of 3.5 out of four stars.

Rocky Patel The Edge Lite Toro

The Edge Lite Toro measures 6 x 50. The Edge Lite also comes in other sizes: the 5 x 50 Robusto, the 6 x 52 Torpedo, and the 7 1/2x52 Double Corona. It has a filler blend of Ligero tobaccos from Nicaragua and Honduras that have been aged for five years. The binder is Nicaraguan too. To finish off the cigar, an Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade wrapper is used. In terms of strength, the Edge Lite Toro is categorized as being medium-bodied.


When looking at the Edge Lite Toro, the first thing that comes to mind is: “where's the band?” Unlike many of the cigars currently on the market, Rocky Patel opted to not use any decorative band with the Edge Lite line, which I am sure is fine with many smokers out there that prefer substance over style. The cigar itself has a nice golden brown color to it thanks to the Connecticut wrapper. It appears to be smooth overall, with a slightly oily sheen and just a few visible veins. The construction appears to be superb. A quick whiff and taste of the Edge Lite Toro before lighting gives off hints of tobacco.

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