Before the IPCPR trade show Ernesto Padilla started tweeting about the new Dominus that was to be released in the upcoming months. He mentioned a few times that this was going to be the most full-bodied cigar he had ever produced. At that point the Dominus was officially on my radar, so when I saw it in one of my local B&M’s a month or two ago was was instantly excited. This cigar is made up entirely of a 2006 Cuban-seen Nicaraguan Corojo tobacco and features a pretty wicked looking band. The wrapper is a beautiful dark shade of brown complemented by a slight oily sheen. Construction on these cigars were perfect, and with the exception of a couple water spots on once sample, these cigar looked absolutely flawless. But that’s enough for a written description, let’s get down the real business.
The Padilla Dominus does not disappoint. These sticks provided a ton of flavorful smoke that kept me wanting more. The cigar did pick up in body as I smoked deeper into the cigar. However, the balance of flavors and smoothness of the smoke makes this a great cigar for someone that may not typically pick up a full-bodied cigar. I’d easily recommend purchasing a fiver of these cigars, but be warned, they are priced over $10 per stick.