Comprehensive Cigar Reviews

Padron Serie 1926 No 6 Natural (Robusto) 4.7 X 50




I am a fan so I admit that from the start.  This cigar is known as some of the best out there and it offers strong flavors with a delicate balance offering complexity.  The strength of this cigar can also be strong and sometimes too much for some.  This cigar comes in a few vitolas and the blends differ slightly between them.  Time to smoke this Nicaraguan puro!


Look and Feel: 

Tight seams and moderate but small veins with a tight firm box press.  The aroma gives a musty aged tobacco with a hint of barnyard.  The wrapper does have some tooth and is beautiful to look at.  The cold draw offers leather and light earth and is too open.  Usually these cigars are not this open so I hope that doesn't hurt it's performance.


Foot Third:

Right off the bat you get strong black pepper and leather with hints of herbal and floral notes.  Through the nose you get black and white pepper with a slight burn to it.  The finish is deep and long with some earth with a slight bitter coffee.  The finish moves from the tip of the tongue all the way to the back of the throat. 


The burn started off fast and is still an open draw.  The flavors are similar to the opening with earth and pepper with the pepper less than the first light.  Leather is the strong and binding flavor at this point and is there at all times.  Hints of cream enter here and there and the finish strong and long this entire third.  Full body and medium full in strength... 


Body Third:

The second third offers similar flavors with leather, earth, and black pepper.  Hints of citrus do pop in from time to time (lemon zest) as well as floral notes (especially through the nose).  The binding flavor is a tangy leather and well blended.  The burn did slow down a bit and overall, good third.  Full body and full strength most of this third.

 

Head Third:
This cigar performed well and the last third was not as good as the first two.  The leather flavors moved to the background and the earth flavors became that binding flavor.  The black pepper and floral flavors are there but are less prominent versus the first two thirds.  The finish is still long and fairly strong.  The retrohale became more mild but still flavorful. 

Summary:

Each third of this cigar offered something different and progressed in a logical way.  The draw was too open but even with that, this was still a full and strong cigar.  Flavors of leather, black pepper, and earth are present and hints of floral, citrus, and mixed sweet spices finish the blend.  This is a well made and well balanced cigar that is great for those into strong cigars...can't go wrong!


Look & Feel:
96


Construction:
94

Flavor & Balance:

96

Value:
92

Overall Rating:

95


 

Padron

Look & Feel
Wrapper quality, smell from the wrapper, smell from the foot, box presentation, and color of wrapper.

 

Construction
Burn quality, draw quality, heat on the draw, quality of the wrapper, and cap construction.

 

Flavor & Balance
Overall flavor of the cigar, balance of flavors, strength to body balance, and complexity.


Value
Value taking the quality vs. the market vs. the market price


Overall Rating
Taking all aspects into consideration we rate based on the quality of the cigar and the quality of the experience. 




Review By: Matt

One of the most desired cigars out there are made by Padron.  Started by Jose Padron in 1964, this company was started from scratch and is a great American success story.  Being one of the first to use Nicaraguan tobacco as their primary product and they made a great choice!  Their line is fairly broad and it all leans to the upper end of the cigar industry.  They are strong, full, and very high quality.  If you like a strong cigar with top notch construction and tobacco, you know Padron!

Review By: Matt

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