|Tasting Notes||Earth, espresso, black tea, creamy chocolate, leather, licorice, herbs, hickory and cedar|
What can we say that hasn't already been said? It's received the highest ratings for decades, but that doesn't seem to really capture it's greatness. The Padron Serie 1926 is widely considered the pinnacle of Nicaraguan tobacco (aged five years) and one that all other cigars aspire to be (at least full-bodied cigars). It's the ultimate marriage of strength and grace, which gives birth to incredible complex flavors. And for this magnificent blend there comes rather hefty price tag. It's a birthday smoke. An anniversary smoke. A cigar you light up when you get a raise. Dare we say, it's the cigar you smoke when you want to enjoy one of the best cigars on the planet. Fortunately for S&T members, it's now a blind smoke! According to Cigar Aficionado, "The Serie 1926 is named for the birth year of company founder and patriarch José Orlando Padrón, who died at the age of 91 on December 5. It's an all-Nicaraguan blend and one of the most powerful, full-bodied cigars in the entire Padrón portfolio. But Padrón is meticulous in its blending—if the tobacco is strong, it will also show elegance and sophistication."
|Review #1||Cigar Dojo|
|Review #1 Content||
The flavors of this cigar are complex, deep, and lasting. You will get notes of deep rich coa coa, expensive leather, peppery aged tobacco, and old world spices. The flavors shift and change, keeping you guessing all the way to the nub and believe me you will be smoking this baby until you burn your fingers. The cigar burns perfectly leaving behind a tight white ash and if the burn ever begins to become uneven the cigar will kick in it’s “auto-correct” which will straighten the burn right up. There is literally nothing I can say that the Padron 1926 #9 Maduro could do to improve, as in my opinion it is the PERFECT cigar.
|Review #2||Cigar Aficionado|
|Review #2 Content||
Smoking this stout, box-pressed cigar is like chewing on chocolate-covered espresso beans—strong, earthy, coffee-like, with a hint of fruity sweetness.