Cigar Aficionado

Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Diplomatico Maduro
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Tasting Note
Nearly perfect construction. The cigar is black and oily. It burns slow, cool and even, showing complex, dense flavors. Hints of spice, cocoa and espresso were noted. Elegant and rich.
Body Medium-Full
Size Churchill
Ring Gauge 50
Length 7"
Filler Nicaragua
Binder Nicaragua
Wrapper Nicaragua
Issue Cigar Insider – Aug 01, 1999
Price $12.40
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2011 | Score: 88

Dark and pressed with a slightly firm draw. The cigar starts out on an herbal note that gains a bit of richness with coffee and spice.

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

Rich and chocolatey in both appearance and taste. The box-pressed smoke has a bit of a firm draw, but steady coffee notes emerge as well before a floral finish. A balanced, medium-bodied smoke.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2009 | Score: 90

Pressed and dark, the flavors of this cigar strike a balance between toasty cedar and sweet cocoa. A light leather note rounds out the smoke.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2008 | Score: 91

Pressed, dark with a wrapper that is silky to the touch. It is intoned with a rich and sweet balance of coffee bean, nuts, chocolate and nougat. Refined yet bold.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2005 | Score: 90

Nicely pressed and dark brown, this cigar has a fine draw and burn. It’s a slow starter that warms up nicely to show cocoa and leather flavors with anise. It has a savory finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2003 | Score: 92

Gorgeous and pressed, this maduro has a silky texture. A lush draw delivers rich flavors. Hints of sweet cream, chocolate, earth and light coffee were noted. Balanced, flavorful, medium bodied.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2002 | Score: 89

Big and box pressed, this cigar burns and draws well with a pleasant aroma. The smoke is rich, balanced and elegant, with a toasty, nutty flavor and a hint of cocoa.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2000 | Score: 93

Dark as ink and perfectly pressed, with a rough cap. It has a perfect draw, and blossoms with complex notes of wood, spiced cocoa, macadamia nuts and white chocolate. A medium to full-bodied cigar that's a joy to smoke.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 1999 | Score: 92

A powerhouse of cocoa bean and earthy flavors. It is complex in the palate, and has an interesting floral character. It is medium to full bodied with a long finish that includes a sweet, cedar wood taste.

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