Padron 1964 Anniversary Series Imperial Maduro Cigar Review
This 6×54 box pressed stick features a dry, dark chocolate mottled wrapper with a velvet feel, even slightly spongy pack, minimal veins, tight invisible seams, single cap and rich pepper chocolate and cedar aroma. First light reveals a very loose draw with great smoke output showing medium-full body flavors of a deep coffee, rich smooth earth and leather with a thick silky finish of the same lasting well until the next draw. The first third burns very well with a fairly straight line putting off the same great smoke, body going down to a medium and flavors staying pretty much the same. The bitterness dropped replaced by a subtle sweetness, the coffee coming down and a touch of chocolate joining the draw. Hitting the 1/2 way point at 45 minutes flavors remain the same although still complex, just getting smoother. There’s a touch of strength coming in but nothing big, just letting me know it’s there. The ash falls off in a solid chunk and performance is perfect. Ending it at 1:20 the last third adds a bigger creamy chocolate to the mix and the strength continues to a medium matching the body.