Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Principe
Principe
93
points
Nicaragua
Nicaragua
46 46
Medium-Full
Medium-Full
Tasting Note
This small cigar imparts copious amounts of smoke. Each hearty puff has the heady qualities of coffee bean and earth. Floral notes lead to a creamy espresso finish.
Body Medium-Full
Size Robusto
Ring Gauge 46
Length 4 1/2"
Filler Nicaragua
Binder Nicaragua
Wrapper Nicaragua
Issue Cigar Insider – Apr 04, 2017
Price $9.70
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2015 | Score: 92

A box-pressed little smoke with flat head and nearly invisible veins. It's full of cocoa powder and nougat notes, complemented by a touch of maraschino cherry.

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

A box-pressed maduro with an easy draw and even burn. Each puff is robust and woody with touches of baker’s chocolate and hickory.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2010 | Score: 91

Compact and box-pressed with a milk chocolate colored wrapper. The uneven burn corrects itself and the draw imparts a sweet and savory array of cedar, vanilla, salted nuts and a floral finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Mar 10, 2009 | Score: 92

Draped in a richly hued wrapper, this robusto is a bit rough around the head. It starts off strong and malty, mellowing into cocoa, sweet nut and honey flavors.

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

The wrapper on this little cigar is silky. It has a fine draw and even burn. The smoke is rich and complex, with coffee, wood and vanilla notes. A wonderful little cigar.

Issue: Cigar Insider: May 24, 2005 | Score: 91

An extremely pressed, silky brown cigar with a smooth draw and a heavy aroma. It has lots of leather and wood notes, and shows superb balance.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Dec 07, 2004 | Score: 92

This perfectly pressed robusto is silky to the touch. The draw is smooth. It has a fine array of balanced medium-bodied flavors, including nuts, caramel and cocoa.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jun 01, 2004 | Score: 89

A flawless box pressed cigar with lovely texture. The draw is lush. It has muted toast and nut flavors, some cedar and orange peel, with a lightly tangy finish. Medium bodied.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Oct 01, 2003 | Score: 88

This black beauty has cocoa powder flavors, with some woody notes. The finish is a bit dry.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Oct 01, 2001 | Score: 90

Attractive, dark and silky, this little cigar packs quite a punch. The smoke is peppery, leathery and woody, with hints of coffee and cocoa. Medium bodied.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jun 01, 2001 | Score: 93

A dark and solid cigar. It has a perfect draw and a good burn. The smoke is sweet and earthy, with a big, spicy taste for such a small cigar. Rich and toasty.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jan 01, 2001 | Score: 88

This solid little stick is well made and nicely box pressed. It burns and draws well. While it has a grassy note in the beginning, it develops some spicy notes. A pleasant, light-bodied cigar.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jun 01, 1998 | Score: 90

Well made, dark and box-pressed. It has a luxurious draw, loading the mouth with rich smoke. It has an espresso flavor, with hints of nuts. A complex cigar.

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