It’s Stog o’Clock, and this time, I check out the Padron 1926 Serie No. 90 Maduro. This cigar comes in only one size, a 5.5×52 Robusto Extra, and retails for $19.50. It’s packaged in a fancy tube and is surprisingly not box-pressed – a deviation from Padron tradition. All tobaccos in this blend are Nicaraguan.
The wrapper produces a muddy chocolate aroma while I smell hay and dirt out of the foot. The cold draw gives me airy chocolate. The first light offers a bomb of cinnamon with leather and black pepper. Through the nose, I pick up the Padron creaminess I know and love alongside cocoa sweetness. The finish gives me cinnamon and a white and black pepper combo.
Thirty-five minutes in, the first third closes out. I pick up plum and vegetal earth alongside sweet powdered sugar on the draw. Through the nose, creamy cocoa blends with sweet coffee and toast. The finish gives me cinnamon on top of damp oak and leather. Strength and body settle in at the medium-to-full mark.
The second third gets me to one hour. There is more vegetal earth on the draw with black pepper and a nice sweetness. On the retro-hale, creamy toast dominates with underlying white chocolate. I find more cinnamon and leather on the finish with salty cedar. Strength and body remain at medium-to-full.
An hour and forty minutes in, the final third meets its match. I get more vegetal earth on the draw with a bomb of cocoa and black pepper. Through the nose, I find the signature Padron creaminess with cocoa and sweet toast. On the finish, dried fruit blends well with rich leather and a touch of cinnamon. Strength and body finish out consistent at the medium-to-full mark.
The Padron 1926 Serie No. 90 Maduro is an excellent cigar. It displays familiar Padron flavors but is unique from other lines in this famed company’s portfolio. Complexity is through the roof, and construction is perfect. You can’t ask for much more. I highly recommend this cigar and can’t wait to get more.