The featured cigar in this review is the Padron Damaso Toro (6 x 52) priced at $15. The Padron Damaso Toro was released at the 2015 IPCPR. Dámaso is in reference to an earlier patriarch in the family, Dámaso Padrón, grandfather of José O. Padrón, the company’s founder. In 1890, Dámaso left the Canary Islands and would eventually begin growing tobacco in Cuba.
Other Sizes in the Line
No. 12 (Robusto) (5.0″x50)
No. 15 (Toro) (6.0″x52)
No. 17 (Churchill) (7.0″x54)
No. 8 (Corona) (5.5″x46)
Manufacturer Serial #: 349115
The Padron Damaso Toro is a firmly rolled cigar with a wrapper that has a satin finish, slight veins and invisible seams. The cigar has a very faint aroma.
Onto the Cold Draw
There is a mix of tobacco, baking spice, dried cherry and chili pepper.
Initial Draws and Impression
On the first few draws there is a mix of nut, coffee and cream, chili pepper and some mystery flavor on the retrohale. After the each draw the chili pepper builds on the finish with the cigar feeling very smooth and well-balanced. I felt the pepper gave an illusion of strength, but it is a medium-bodied cigar.
- Salty, pepper and hay
- Increased pepper lever
- Still medium bodied
Talk about the burn and construction
The coastline is razor straight and no touch-ups were required. The ash hung on for 1.5-2 inches before I tipped it into the ashtray.
This cigar had just enough pepper to make the cigar interesting. Smokers of full strength and bodied cigars may not like this one. Despite this, it is a great cigar.
Forgive me, I sat the cigar down to eat dinner and when I returned it was still excellent.