The heat in New York City has been unbearable as of late with afternoon temperatures hovering in the mid to upper 90s even by the water where it is supposed to be cooler. This excessive heat has cut into my review time as I will not review a cigar unless I am in seclusion from other cigar smokers. Smoking in a B&M I feel seriously effects the outcome of a review as you are surround by others smoking. These aromas can alter your taste perceptions and it is unfair to the cigar manufactures to review in a dirty environment.
Cigar: Padron 1926 Serie
Size: #35 4x 47
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Maduro
Pre-Light: I chose this small size smoke today to beat the heat. At 9am it it was already 86 degrees and the humidity was an oppressive 100%. I can’t wait for the fall. The 1926 was created in 2002 to celebrate the 75th birthday of Jose O. Padron. The tobacco is aged 5 years, This box pressed cigar is limited to a production of 100,000 per year. Surprisingly I did not pick up any aroma off the wrapper however, the foot gave me some spices while the pre-light draw was some hints of cedar and pepper.
Smoke: This cigar was small enough where I will not break it down into thirds, my overall smoking time was about 50 minutes. As with most Padron cigars the draw was flawless and the cigar it self burned well never once coming close to needing a touch up. The notes were cedar, nuts, and some chocolate toward the end.
Overall: While I prefer the 1964 to the 1926, this smoke was completely enjoyable despite the oppressive smoking conditions. This complex smoke was full bodied and something I keep in my humidor at all times.
My Local Price: $10.50
Rating: 94 (Out of 100)