Country: Nicaragua
Length/Ring: 5 1/2 x 50
Shape: Robusto
Wrapper: Maduro
Strength: Full

M.S.R.P: $10.00/Stick

My Rating: 5 Stars

Where to Buy: Tinderbox, Cigars.com, Cigars Direct

This weekend was  perfect to enjoy such a great smoke.  It was 75 degrees sitting out at the lake on the boat house kicking back with an adult beverage.  It didn’t get much better than that, until I pulled out a Padron Anniversary.  This cigar is what most aficionados deem the best of the best.

The cigar itself has a nice oily sheen and flawless wrapper.  There are no visible veins and the cap was perfect.  The pre light aroma is of cocoa and cedar, with a bit of caramel.  The cut of the cap was flawless with my Xikar Xi and I lit the cigar up with my Xikar Element.  The first third I had flavors of caramel and chocolate.  The second and last third there were notes of sweetness and caramel throughout.

The cigar burned flawlessly and never ran on me.  I smoked it until it burnt my fingers.  I would recommend this cigar to all smokers regardless of their preference.