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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.