Cigar Aficionado

Padrón Serie 1926 No. 2
No. 2
94
points
Nicaragua
Nicaragua
52 52
Medium-Full
Medium-Full
Tasting Note
A box-pressed belicoso with a nipple tip. Strong earth and coffee notes lend richness to the smoke while its woody, strong black tea finish make this cigar balanced and delicious.
Body Medium-Full
Size Figurado
Ring Gauge 52
Length 5 1/2"
Filler Nicaragua
Binder Nicaragua
Wrapper Nicaragua
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Aug 01, 2017
Price $17.70
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jan 01, 2018 | Score: 96

It's important to consider Padrón's résumé before lighting up this resplendent cigar. Padrón has been named Cigar of the Year three times (the current record holder). The Serie 1926 cigar has occupied the No. 2 spot twice. And a Padrón cigar has been in the top 10 ever since Cigar Aficionado has been handing out its Cigar of the Year Awards (since 2004). So the Padrón Serie 1926 No. 2 is more than merely a great cigar—it's a legacy of achievement backed by years of consistency. 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. Every puff of the No. 2 reflects this marriage of power and grace from the delightfully earthy core to its rich coffee bean character, all accented by a sweet, underlying woodiness and black tea finish. The smoke is dense, the draw perfect and the cigar emblematic of the inimitable Padrón style José Orlando Padrón perfected over 53 years of making cigars.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2014 | Score: 90

A dark, pressed torpedo that starts out woody and herbal before picking up heavy coffee bean and earth flavors with touches of cedar hickory on the finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jul 09, 2013 | Score: 90

A dark, pressed torpedo that starts out woody and herbal before picking up heavy coffee bean and earth flavors with touches of cedar hickory on the finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2013 | Score: 90

A dark, pressed torpedo that starts out woody and herbal before picking up heavy coffee bean and earth flavors with touches of cedar hickory on the finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2011 | Score: 93

A rich, complex figurado thatis full of caramel, coffee and nuts, with touches of licorice. The smoke gains intensity as it progresses.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2009 | Score: 93

This nearly flawless box-pressed belicoso has a full, lush draw that loads the palate with rich impressions of espresso bean and cocoa. Nutty and meaty flavors emerge as well making this a balanced, complex cigar.

Issue: Cigar Insider: May 23, 2006 | Score: 92

A box-pressed mini-belicoso with a smooth, beautiful wrapper. Lots of cocoa and leather notes at the start build to heady, nutty flavors. The finish is long and rich.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2006 | Score: 91

A gorgeous short belicoso that has a cedary, charry flavor with notes of coffee bean, caramel and toasted nuts. Medium to full bodied.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Sep 01, 2002 | Score: 93

An impeccable construction to this oily, box-pressed belicoso. The smoke is silky and heavy. The complex flavors include notes of cinnamon, cherry and leather, and a long, cedary finish.

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