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Padron Serie 1926 No 1 Maduro Cigar Review

Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2013 in Cigar Reviews

Padron Serie 1926 No 1 Maduro Cigar Review

This 6.75×54 stick features a dark chocolate wrapper with a thick oily feel, firm pack, good bit of rough tooth, minimal veins, tight invisible seams, single cap and rich chocolate hay and tobacco aroma. First light reveals a loose draw with plenty of thick smoke output showing medium bodied flavors of a sweet earth with a smooth short clean finish. The first third shows typical Padron perfect construction with plumes of rich smoke, body remains at medium for now with a sweet syrupy thick coffee on the draw followed by a smooth bit of chocolate and pepper that builds through the finish adding a zing. Starting the 2nd third 25 minutes in, strength starts ramping way up, prompting me to go get some sugar to head it off. The draw flavors add a bit of deep earth, everything else remains the same. Hitting the 1/2 way point 45 minutes in, flavors remained about the same just mellowing together for a smoother less pronounced experience, with both body and strength holding at medium. Ending at 1:25 the last third went to a smooth deep earth and tobacco on the draw, dropping all the pepper and zing from the finish just leaving a very oily mouthfeel. Thank you very much to for providing this sample for review, I greatly appreciate it!

  •!/profile.php?id=100000529939931 Chris Tivnan

    A Padron is a Padron. And if you’ve got the money…well, you can smoke one.

  • zzpop102

    I really like Padrons when I can afford to smoke them. Great review.

  • danzig777

    Never tried the maduro on this one, will have to try it. Also, I wanted to say that you look significantly thinner. Looks like HLO is working. Congrats!!!

  • JJO

    A bit too rich for my blood. I’ll have to stick to the core lines for now.

  • garlar10

    Great review. I haven’t tried the 26’s yet, the 64 maduro is about the limit for what I can handle.

  • ctigers15

    I love the 1926 maduros, I have to try a 1926 natural and once again great review.

  • Dale

    Sounds pretty good. I have enjoyed the Padron’s that I have had.

  • LunchBox87km

    Sounds good I’m going to try it.

  • Dirk

    I was curious about this line.. or series I should say.. Padron 1926 natural wrappers are very nice yet too strong for me.. I did try one of these last november on a cold winter night with a cup of French pressed Peet’s decaf coffee..(cream and sugar added) OMG it was fantistic.. honestly great.. I suppose the sugar kept the strengh at arms length.. however.. I would have to agree about the single cap. . weird. I still like the 1964 the best however.. Bryan, another spot on review.

  • mbuckwash

    Would you say it’s rare that a Padron has a single cap?

  • Cliff

    Really like the natural Padrons. Will have to think about it awhile before getting the maduro.

  • Cliff

    Bryan, understand the comment on strength. I have a container of small chocolate candy that I keep near my humidor for just such an occassion.

  • seanking4

    Santa brought me one of these for Christmas, I was so excited. I loves this stick. I feel like it got better the further down I got. I hope I can get another one, the price is a little high for me. At least at the shop I usually get my cigars from.

  • Jared

    Haven’t tried this one yet. Price point makes me a little twitchy – Thompson lists singles at ~$13 each, and still almost $12 in the box, but not a lot of online retailers carry them. Speaking of which, this includes that sent this one in! It isn’t listed at all. While I was there, I noticed that they listed Cohiba as one of the brands they carry, but their picture link was of the Cuban Cohiba band. Once through the link, their supply is kosher Red Dots, but I thought it odd that someone selling premiums would either not know the difference, thought we wouldn’t know the difference, or didn’t care enough about the difference to use the right icon. Very weird.

    • JJO

      Jared – The price you quoted from Thompsons is for the 4.75×50 robusto. This one is $21. The cigar Bryan reviewed is indeed listed at TrueTobacco. I just went there and put Padron in the search box, and it came right up.

      • Jared

        Ouch… you’re right, and $21 is not better for my price point! :) And you’re right about TrueTobacco, search it and it pops right up. So I went to try through the drop down menu, the way I did the first time, and there they were again. No idea where my head was, because I swear I didn’t see them before. It’s possible I’m crazy. And TT’s $19/stick box price doesn’t help me want to order a box of these just now. Thanks for getting me to go back & look.

        • JJO

          LOL, isn’t the internet fun? 😉

  • weimerad

    My all time favorite super premium cogar

  • Brandonsr81

    I love Padrons. Only have had one of the 1926 series, but I have had a few of the 1964. I age mine about 6 months, I do have one that has been in my humi for well over one year. Just waiting for the right occasion.

  • Joseph Szeremet

    Great Review! I had the 1926 for the first time a few weeks ago, and it is a great stick. That being said The 1964 is so damn good, when I decide to spend the money on a Padron I always reach for that one.

  • Claus

    Regarding the single-cap issues: This is where a punch-cut comes in handy. I am not religious about using cutters or punches, I use whatever suits the cigar I smoke, and on something that has a single cap, or has all the caps way down on the shoulder, I will use a punch.

    Xikar have recently introduced an 11mm punch in addition to the old 9mm, so now punches are actually a great choice for even large cigars like this one – try it out on your next single-cap Padron :) (If you’re lucky, you can get Xikar or a dealer to give you one for review 😉 )

  • Tommz81

    Never had the maduro, but the. Naturals are great smoke. Nice draws, great flavors, smooth smoke. Great with a cup of coffee

  • sdw7

    Another excellent review! Only ever have 1 pardon but it was perfect.. Their on the more pricey side here in Canada.

  • Sinsandman

    what is the benefit of the number of caps?


    A bit rich for me right now. Maybe I’ll put it on the bucket list.

  • drewmcneice

    can’t go wrong with a Padron. Such a nice sounding smoke. I’ll put it on my list

  • rodknee

    I love all Padron’s (64’s, 26’s, reserve, etc..) when I can afford them! I am normally a maduro lover but I have to say the Padrón natural wrappers are so much better to me than the maduros.

  • carrascodavid

    I’ve only had the 64′ I don’t know why I haven’t tried the 26 I have tried all the other 000 lines but I’m pretty sure this is just as good as the 64