Cigar Aficionado

Padilla Reserva Toro
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Tasting Note
Rich and balanced, this cigar shows a pleasant woody structure complemented by notes of cedar, candied orange peel and honey that stick to the palate.
Size Corona Gorda
Ring Gauge 50
Length 5 3/4"
Filler Nicaragua
Binder Nicaragua
Wrapper Ecuador
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Oct 01, 2014
Price $8.75
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jan 01, 2015 | Score: 93

The Padilla brand is one that is in transition. At the end of 2011, brand owner Ernesto Padilla made the drastic move of cutting several lines that he felt were losing their way and being devalued by cigar discounters. "I wanted to be a true boutique brand," he said at the time, "and this wasn't the direction for Padilla to go in." In 2012, he came out with a new line called Padilla Reserva, made by Oliva Cigar Co. and blended with Ecuadoran Havana wrapper and a mix of tobaccos from each of the three major growing regions of Nicaragua: EstelĂ­, Condega and Jalapa. The result is an extraordinary cigar. The toro is a rich and balanced cigar, with lots of wood (including cedar) and a sweet note of honeyed orange peel.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2013 | Score: 89

An attractive toro with a rounded head and substantial draw. Some bitter-sweet cocoa notes are accompanied by sassafras flavor and a pipe tobacco sweetness.

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