Sunday, June 5, 2011

Padilla Habano Artisano Review

Wrapper: Habano, Connecticut, and Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro
Filler: Nicaraguan
Price: $7.00 - $8.00

If the appearance of this cigar doesn’t make you want to smoke it, then I don’t know what will. I have never seen a cigar this awesome before. Not one, but three different types of tobacco used in the wrapper. They are wrapped in a crossing pattern almost making it look like an argyle sweater. There were only a few little veins, but given the pattern, there wasn’t much room for thick veins.

This cigar started off somewhat bland. There were little bits of spice that came through, but overall it just tasted like a generic cigar. After about a half inch or so, I started tasting cinnamon. After smoking a half inch of no flavor, the cinnamon gave me quite a surprise. To another surprise to me, I started getting even sweater notes of apple coming through. The taste combined for a toasted apple cinnamon stick.

Around the halfway point, the apple started mellowing out. This gave way to a slight pepper flavor. When this cigar got down to the last couple inches, the cigar got a bit earthy and a bit toasty. Then right around the end, the cigar had little wood notes coming through.

Overall there were no really strong flavors at all in this cigar though which was kind of disappointing. On the bright side, it looked cool.

The ash was a light to medium shade of gray that was relatively strong. It held on for about an inch and a half. The smoke was light gray, but didn’t actually produce that much smoke. The aroma was earthy with a little spice, but nothing fantastic. The draw on the other hand, got easier as the cigar went on.

The finish wasn’t anything amazing. The taste was just ok. Nothing stood out to me and particularly amazing.

I give this cigar some bonus points for its amazing construction.  If you have the chance to get one, do it because it will look cool in your humidor.

I would like to give this cigar a 6.5 out of 10.

Enjoy your next cigar,

Zack the Stogie Man

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