50 Years Natural

Padrón Family Reserve 50 Years Natural

SCORE
94
points
COUNTRY
Nicaragua
Nicaragua
GAUGE
54 54
STRENGH
Medium
Medium

Tasting Note

It seems the Padróns are always celebrating something. And when they decide to honor an occasion with a commemorative cigar, it's always nothing short of excellent. The Padrón Family Reserve 50 Years Natural marks the company's 50th anniversary. Company patriarch José Orlando Padrón began selling fumas-style cigars for 25 cents apiece in Miami, and today he is one of the most respected names in the premium cigar industry. The list of accolades and critical acclaim is beyond impressive, as Padrón has proven itself to be not only a model of excellence, but of consistency. This is the 12th Top 25 list in Cigar Aficionado magazine's history. A Padrón cigar has been named Cigar of the Year three times and has made the Top 10 list every year consecutively. The Family Reserve began as a box-pressed torpedo only offered at cigar events where a Padrón family member was present. The line was eventually commercialized and now exists in a few sizes. Astute Padrón fans might remember how the Padrón Family Reserve 50 Years made the 2014 list. Last year, it was the maduro version, but this year, the natural wrapper version of the 50 Years made our list. These cigars have all the signature traits of a great Padrón: box pressing, perfect draw, plenty of body, and a hearty combination of earth, cocoa bean and coffee. Each note folds into the palate individually and then harmonizes for a sublime experience.

Details

Body: Medium


Size: Robusto


Ring Gauge: 54


Length: 5"


Filler: Nicaragua


Binder: Nicaragua


Wrapper: Nicaragua


Issue Cigar Aficionado – Jan 01, 2016


Price: $25.00


Designation: Top 25 of 2015 | Rank: 5


More Reviews of this Cigar

92
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Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2015

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Cigar Insider: Apr 21, 2015

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