Puff Cigar Discussion Forums
MEMBER CIGAR REVIEWS | STAFF CIGAR REVIEWS | CIGAR VIDEOS | ONE ON ONE INTERVIEWS | CIGAR NEWS | CIGAR FORUMS | PIPES | LIFESTYLE | CONTACT

User Tag List

Results 1 to 8 of 8

Padron Serie 1926 #35 Maduro Review

This is a discussion on Padron Serie 1926 #35 Maduro Review within the Non-Habanos Reviews forums, part of the General Cigar Discussion category; Since it was my first time visiting my B&M's cigar lounge, I figured I would get something nice. I stumbled ...

  
  1. #1

    Puffer. Patriot. stonecutter2's Avatar


     

    Padron Serie 1926 #35 Maduro Review

    Since it was my first time visiting my B&M's cigar lounge, I figured I would get something nice. I stumbled across some Padron Serie 1926's in a corner humidor, and the little #35 looked perfect for the time I had to smoke.

    The #35 in Padron's Serie 1926 line is 4x48. There are both natural and maduro versions. The cigar features two cigar bands, one with the Padron Serie 1926 labelling, the other with the cigar's serial number. This particular 1926 was #443694.

    Retail price: $12.50 after taxes. Pricey, but I was in the mood for something special.

    The lounge had some beer in the fridge, so I chose a Yuengling:
    Padron Serie 1926 #35 Maduro Review-yuengling.jpg

    The draw was amazingly easy for how solid the cigar felt. I mean, the cigar felt firm yet I could suck air through it without any effort. Construction overall is excellent, with the "just slightly lumpy" look of Padrons that I really like. This cigar is box-pressed, and the wrapper is a beautiful dark reddish-brown.

    The cold draw tasted earthy, with a hint of coffee. The cigar smelled earthy, and a bit like semi-sweet chocolate.

    I punched the cigar with my Vector Heatran, and lit 'er up.

    The 1st third had pronounced notes of spice and dark chocolate. These sort of bounced off of each other as the smoke progressed - coming to the forefront a bit, then retreating. The smoke was also somewhat creamy through the first third, with a spicy retrohale.
    Padron Serie 1926 #35 Maduro Review-padron1.jpg

    The 2nd third continued with the spice and dark chocolate, but added an earthy tobacco element. The spice became more defined, with a nutmeg-like flavor. The retrohale was a little less spicy. I found the smoke to no longer be as creamy, and instead felt dryer. Occasionally I detected a vanilla aftertaste that was delightful.
    Padron Serie 1926 #35 Maduro Review-padron2.jpg

    I spent some time trying to get the serial number band off (the Padron one came off rather easily), but it was stuck pretty good. I finally gave in and just peeled it off, taking a little nick out of the wrapper. No biggie. The burn also got slightly uneven at this point, but self corrected on its own fairly quickly.
    Padron Serie 1926 #35 Maduro Review-padron3.jpg

    The final third seemed to have a more dominant spice aspect, with some light pepper to keep things interesting.
    Padron Serie 1926 #35 Maduro Review-padron4.jpg

    This cigar is very complex. Although the flavors didn't evolve really dramatically, there was a lot going on in this little stick when you really paid attention. I smoked it to the nub, and thoroughly enjoyed this stick. Although expensive, it was a wonderful treat and immensely flavorful - solidly medium without getting too close to full bodied, strong enough to appreciate the flavors without getting slammed with them.

    If you can afford to smoke these regularly, by all means do!

    Thanks for reading.
    Last edited by stonecutter2; 10-20-2012 at 10:26 PM.
    Are you a Puff noob or veteran? Join the Noobie Sampler Trade!
    Canadian? Try the Canadian Noob PIF v2.0

  2. #2

    Young Puffer Fish jmac603's Avatar


     

    Re: Padron Serie 1926 #35 Maduro Review

    Nice review, thank you. Looking forward to smoking a 1926 soon.

  3. #3

    King Kongs Decendant exprime8's Avatar


     

    Re: Padron Serie 1926 #35 Maduro Review

    Padrons are some of the best smoked period.
    - Sin City Bomber -

  4. #4

    Leading Puffer Fish V-ret's Avatar


     

    Re: Padron Serie 1926 #35 Maduro Review

    Great review! Them 26's are fantastic smokes and I enjoy the 4x48 size a lot.

  5. #5

    Smoking makes me go Poo! Shemp75's Avatar


     

    Re: Padron Serie 1926 #35 Maduro Review

    $12.50 is pricey?
    "Before I bed you wench, have a look at my box of Glass top Cohibas!!"


  6. #6

    Puffer Fish with some spikes djcsewell's Avatar


     

    Re: Padron Serie 1926 #35 Maduro Review

    Quote Originally Posted by Shemp75 View Post
    $12.50 is pricey?
    Ha, that's what I thought!

  7. #7

    Puffer. Patriot. stonecutter2's Avatar


     

    Re: Padron Serie 1926 #35 Maduro Review

    Quote Originally Posted by Shemp75 View Post
    $12.50 is pricey?
    Well, I guess that's relative to how much you usually spend on cigars, or what your income is Everyone does have their own definition of pricey, or expensive, for pretty much everything.

    I'm more of a $4-$8 cigar kind of guy, and occasionally I'll dabble in the $10+ sticks. So, to me, $12.50 for one cigar is expensive, given that I could have two $6 cigars for one $12.50 cigar.

    However, I'm also someone willing to pay for something that's high quality. And this cigar was worth every penny.
    Are you a Puff noob or veteran? Join the Noobie Sampler Trade!
    Canadian? Try the Canadian Noob PIF v2.0

  8. #8

    Puffer Fish with some spikes


     

    Re: Padron Serie 1926 #35 Maduro Review

    Very nice review. Makes me want to try another NC.


Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •