Padrón Family Reserve No. 45 Natural
Corona Gorda
93
points
Nicaragua
Nicaragua
52 52
Tasting Note
Beautifully box-pressed with a lush, hardy draw that leaves resonant flavors of cocoa bean and earth on the palate. A balanced, flavorful smoke.
Size Corona Gorda
Ring Gauge 52
Length 6"
Filler Nicaragua
Binder Nicaragua
Wrapper Nicaragua
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Apr 01, 2010
Price $25.00
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jan 01, 2011 | Score: 95

The Padrón family has created quite the tradition by coming out with a new Padrón Family Reserve every year to commemorate the company's history. The Padrón Family Reserve No. 45 Maduro was our 2009 Cigar of the Year—this is the natural version of that very same cigar. It has the same dimensions and suggested retail price, but the lighter wrapper gives the cigar a different flavor. While the considerable kick of the maduro is informed by hearty, resonant coffee, cocoa and spice flavors that saturate the palate, the natural is a bit more mellow, with flavors of cocoa bean and earth on the palate. The cigar is quite balanced and exceptionally flavorful. It's impossible to exaggerate how well the Padrón family has done in our Top 25—three times the company has had a Cigar of the Year, and the Padróns have never failed to have a cigar in our top five. It's an impressive show of consistency that no other company can claim.

Cigar Aficionado's 100-Point Scale
  • Classic: 95-100
  • Outstanding: 90-94
  • Very good to excellent: 80-89
  • Average to good commercial quality: 70-79
  • Don't waste your money: 0-69
100-Point Scale