Cigar Aficionado

Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Exclusivo
Exclusivo
93
points
Nicaragua
Nicaragua
50 50
Tasting Note
It’s hard to find a bad thing to say about the Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Exclusivo cigar. It teems with flavor from the first puff, and the carefully cured tobaccos remain tasty and elegant until the very last. Often that final draw must be taken with care so as not to burn the fingers and lips of the smoker, who by then holds just a nub. The cigars are made in Nicaragua and Honduras in very small quantities under the supervision of the Padrón family, makers of last year’s No. 1 cigar. The Exclusivo, at 5 1/2 inches by 50 ring gauge, is always balanced, elegant and decadently rich. When the brand was created in 1994, the box-pressed shape—unusual at that time—stood out from others on the market, but what kept cigar smokers coming back was their remarkable taste.
Size Corona Gorda
Ring Gauge 50
Length 5 1/2"
Filler Nicaragua
Binder Nicaragua
Wrapper Nicaragua
Issue Cigar Aficionado – N/A
Price $9.20
Designation Top 25 of 2005 | Rank: 3
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Insider: Apr 04, 2017 | Score: 90

Box-pressed with a lush draw that delivers lots of creamy smoke. Cereal and bread notes take on a white pepper and cinnamon spiciness.

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

Pressed with a silky wrapper. This cigar starts off mild and coffee-like, then turns rich and creamy with cocoa notes and a woody finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider: May 24, 2005 | Score: 94

What can you say about this cigar? It’s nearly perfect. Pressed, smooth and rich, with complex flavors of cocoa, caramel, leather and cedar. A smooth, elegant and complex cigar with a rich, long finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jun 01, 2001 | Score: 91

A beautifully made box-pressed cigar with an oily wrapper. It draws and burns well, with notes of sweet coffee and wood. The cigar also has a touch of earthiness. Complex and elegant. Medium bodied.

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

Built like a brick, this box-pressed cigar has an excellent cap and good color. It has a perfect draw. The dense smoke is nutty and earthy, with complex notes of leather, toffee and cocoa.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2001 | Score: 92

This perfectly box pressed cigar has a perfect draw and an even burn. The smoke is packed with notes of cedar, white choclate, caramel and orange peel. Smooth and medium bodied

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2000 | Score: 90

Box pressed and very dark. It has a good draw and a white, solid ash. The smoke is rich and woody, with hints of herbs, chocolate and nuts. A medium to full-bodied smoke.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Mar 01, 1999 | Score: 91

A silky box-pressed cigar with superb construction. It's smooth and rich, with delicate flavors of cocoa and hazelnuts. A toasty finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jun 01, 1997 | Score: 90

A beautifully made corona gorda. It has a good draw and even burn, showing a fine ash. It has flavors of leather and plums. Medium-bodied, smooth and rich.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 1996 | Score: 92

This is an excellent cigar. It is filled with smooth spice flavors. There's a hint of ripe berries and a strong earthy, leathery finish. Well made with a beautiful wrapper.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 1996 | Score: 92

This is an excellent cigar. It is filled with smooth spice flavors. There's a hint of ripe berries and a strong earthy, leathery finish. Well made with a beautiful wrapper.

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