The Padron 1964 Anniversary series was release in 1994 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Padron cigars. All the tobacco is aged for 4 years and all cigars have a traditional Cuban box press. They also did a first by adding serial numbers to their cigars by a second band to stop counterfeiting. All cigars are made with Nicaraguan tobaccos and have either a sun grown or maduro wrapper. Today, I’m smoking the Superior Maduro version.
The cigar comes in 10 vitolas:
Diplomatico 7 x50
- Piramide 6 7/8 x 52
- Exclusivo 5 ½ x 50
- Monarca 6 ½ x 46
- Superior 6 ½ x 42
- Corona 6 x 42
- Principe 4 ½ x 46
- Imperial 6 x 54
- Torpedo 6 x 52
- A 8 ¼ x 40
Let’s see how it smokes!
This cigar has a pretty rough appearance. The wrapper is as wrinkly as a 98 year old man. The cap is also hideous. Well, it’s not that bad, but it’s pretty damn ugly as you can probably see in the photo. Even with all that, the seams aren’t that visible. No large veins on the wrapper either.
Pre Light Draw
The cigar has great flavors on the draw. It has a nice earthy with hints of cocoa. On the wrapper and the foot, it’s has a strong cedar note.
The first third starts out with a bang. The cocoa note I got on the prelight draw is on the first third and is the main note I get. I also get a nice nutty note along with cedar. The cigar produces a lot of smoke and the room aroma is super nice. Cocoa is strongest on the retrohale. So far, it’s a cocoa bomb.
The second third still holds all the notes from the first third except the woody note has become the dominate note. There is also a hint of a nice sweet spice on the finish. This cigar does have a long finish as well. The spices come on stronger as the cigar burns further. The cigar is also developing a creaminess that really mixes well with the sweet spice and cocoa.
The last third is more sweet spice and creaminess than any other notes. The cocoa has really died down now and has taken a back seat. The retrohale has gotten nutty like cashews which I don’t detect much until I retrohale. This cigar ends with a bang.
This is one of the best cigars available and this one didn’t disappoint. The cocoa, sweet spice, creaminess and nutty flavors are really over the top good. It’s truly a flavor bomb.
The burn was excellent and cigar let our voluminous smoke. The flavors are just amazing and I know why they have a counterfeiting problem. A cigar this good and with limited production has a demand that outstretches the supply. This is one of the best cigars I’ve ever had. Grab these next time you order cigars or at your local store. Trust me.