Padilla Achilles

I’ve been doing a little digging in my humidors lately, and as a result I’ve found some cigars that I either forgot I had, or haven’t had in a while. So is the case with the Padilla Achilles.

The wrapper on this cigar is a wonderful caramel shade of brown and slightly oily. There is an incredible amount of tobacco rolled up in this cigar; not only visible but the weight can be felt in my hand. Pre-light aroma was light with hints of hay and straw and manure. Overall, this cigar looked ready for smoking, so check out the video to see how things went.

Name: Achilles
Company: Padilla
Made in: Unknown
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo
Binder: Unknown
Filler: Nicaraguan, Dominican, and Honduran
MSRP: Approx. $50 for a bundle
Comes in: Bundles of 20
Vitola: Robusto (5″ X 54)

It’s difficult sometimes to tell exactly what makes one cigar better than the next, especially when they’re in the same line. I’ve never had an issue with the Padilla Achilles, in fact I’d rate all of my experiences as enjoyable. However, something about the cigar I smoked for this review was absolutely mouthwatering good. The Achilles was a well balanced medium-bodied cigar that boasted a hearty array of flavors. I could see smoking this cigar just about any time of the day, and not feeling like it was either too strong or too weak. I think the Padilla Achilles would make a great addition to anyones regular smoking rotation.

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Great review. I have had 1 of these I can remember, it was from Walt’s huge bomb he sent me. I can’t really remember anything about it so I will probably pick up some more since you seemed to really enjoy it.

That last segment was killer man! I hope everyone watches through to catch the cliffhanger ending!! :)


nice review I was wondering how would you rate these to a flor da oliva if you have had one?

It’s been a while since I’ve had a Flor de Oliva so I’m not sure that I could accurately compare them. I will say that there is something about the Padilla Achilles that reminds me of a Flor de Oliva, but I’d have to smoke a couple more to figure out what that “something” is.

Believe they are made by the Padilla Cigar Company in Miami, by Ernesto Padilla.

When I tried these at a herf, I liked them so much I went out and bought a fiver – and finished those in only a week or so!

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