Padrón Serie 1926 40th Anniversary
40th Anniversary
93
points
Nicaragua
Nicaragua
54 54
Tasting Note
The Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series is a tough act to follow—the brand repeatedly leads the tastings in CIGAR AFICIONADO magazine. So when the Padrón family set out to celebrate its 40th anniversary, we were skeptical about the prospects for improving on a winning formula. Our doubts were unfounded. The Padrón Serie 1926 40th Anniversary cigar in natural wrapper is the best cigar of the year, and may be the best cigar the Padróns have ever made. Each leaf in the cigar is a minimum of five years old. The wrapper feels like fine 1 silk. The box-pressed torpedo is superbly crafted with an intensely complex flavor. Slightly stronger than a Padrón Anniversary, it has heavy chocolate notes framed by earthy spices, with a luxuriant, long finish. The initial release of the cigars comes beautifully presented, in 400 handpainted, hand-carved boxes of 40. About half those boxes (or 8,000 cigars) were shipped in 2004, split evenly between natural and maduro wrappers, and the rest will ship this year. When those boxes are sold, the 40th Anniversary cigars will be available in different packaging as a regular—albeit rare—part of the Serie 1926 line. We have no idea how the Padróns will celebrate year No. 50—but we can’t wait.
Size Figurado
Ring Gauge 54
Length 6 1/2"
Filler Nicaragua
Binder Nicaragua
Wrapper Nicaragua
Issue Cigar Aficionado – N/A
Price $25.00
Designation Top 25 of 2004 | Cigar of the Year
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2013 | Score: 91

Sweet and flavorful, this cigar shows an interplay of toasted marshmallow with hints of milk chocolate. An earthy finish carries a pleasant mineral quality.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jul 09, 2013 | Score: 91

Sweet and flavorful, this cigar shows an interplay of toasted marshmallow with hints of milk chocolate. An earthy finish carries a pleasant mineral quality.

Issue: Cigar Insider: May 23, 2006 | Score: 93

A gorgeous, box-pressed torpedo with a silky wrapper and lush draw. The cigar is rich with coffee, nut and sweet flavors, and a long finish. A complex smoke.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jan 25, 2005 | Score: 93

This torpedo is silky and perfectly pressed. It has an excellent draw and burn. Medium to full in body, it has a toasty aroma and complex flavors, including wood, leather, spice and pepper.

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