Cigar Review | Padron Family Reserve 50 Years Maduro

It’s Stog o’Clock! This go around, we have a special stick to review. The Padron Family Reserve 50 Years Maduro is a 5×54 box-pressed cigar featuring a Maduro wrapper from Nicaragua with a Nicaraguan binder and Nicaraguan fillers – just how I like it! I have high expectations for this highly rated, expensive Padron. If this thing is half as delicious as it looks, I’m in for a real treat!

Padron 50 Years

There is a chocolate and tobacco aroma coming off the wrapper, and the foot produces a grassy, sweet tobacco smell. After I torch this gorgeous stick, I pick up a nice creamy chocolate with a hint of spice and coffee. The finish is long with more coffee. The retro-hale produces spice, tobacco, and sweet earth.

Padron 50 Years

After thirty-five minutes, I finish the first third. The draw gives me a sweet chocolate with a refined coffee, smoked almond, and a fried banana flavor. That’s right – fried banana. Aged tobacco comes through the nose with sweet cedar, black pepper, and pastry dough. On the long finish, a slight spice with dark cocoa, buttery leather, and blackberries steal the show.

Padron 50 Years

One hour and five minutes gets me past the second third. On the draw, I pick up a spicy chocolate with more coffee and an herbal tea. The retro-hale gives me leathery cocoa, salty pencil lead, and spicy black cherry notes. Aged tobacco on the finish is mixed with berries, espresso, and a buttery cream. The body and strength are both medium-to-full with perfect construction.

Padron 50 Years

The final third puts me at one hour and forty minutes. On the draw, I get a sweet cinnamon with coffee and an increase in caramel and earth. Through the nose, I get grassy leather with notes of cocoa, smoky cedar, and almond. The finish is still long with black pepper, buttery cream, and a silky milk chocolate. Body is at the medium-to-full mark with strength now at a solid full.

Padron 50 Years

Overall, the Padron Family Reserve 50 Years Maduro is another solid win. It’s a very complex. balanced cigar. The steep price tag of between $25 and $30 is worth every penny, and I highly recommend trying it. The 1926 Serie 80 Years Maduro is still my favorite Padron, but the 50 Years follows closely behind. This cigar is the perfect size for committing to exquisite relaxation without an all-day commitment. It’s another delicious Padron that joins the ranks of my favorite cigars.

Happy smoking!

-Noah (CutLightSmoke)

The Padron is a very enjoyable cigar. We consider it a classic. You can now Purchase Padron Cigars online from Famous Smoke Shop and try them for yourself.

If you’re looking for a great deal on the cigar featured in this review, you can get the Padron Family Reserve 50 Years Maduro from Famous Smoke Shop as well as many other premium cigars.

2 thoughts on “Cigar Review | Padron Family Reserve 50 Years Maduro

  1. charlie says:

    I agree with just about everything you said in your review…except maybe fried bananas! LOL 😉
    Great review, great cigar…I love those black cherry and coco notes, thats why I dont mind dropping $23-25 on just cant get a similar experience for “cheaper”..these follow close behind the 80 imo too..

  2. CutLightSmoke says:

    The fried banana flavor was a curve ball lol I did thoroughly enjoy this one, though. Very complex. The 80 still takes the crown for best Padron that I’ve smoked. Cheers, brother!

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