Padilla Signature 1932

The Cigar Nut

Size: 5 x 50 (Robusto)
Wrapper: Cuban-seed Nicaraguan Corojo
Binder and Filler: Cuban-seed Nicaraguan Criollo
Strength: Full
Price: Roughly $10.00 a stick

Padilla 1932

Behind The Stick:

Here comes a cigar produced from one of the best in the business, in my opinion. Ernesto Padilla has already created many cigars I keep in my humidor on a regular basis, and I hope this Padilla 1932 continues that trend. Ernesto decided to produce a cigar that was in memory to his late father, Herberto Padilla, who was a well known poet in Cuba born in 1932. Please check out my review of the Padilla 1968 Golden Bear for a more detailed history.

From stories I have heard, Ernesto Padilla can’t get enough of these smokes – when visiting the El Rey de los Habanos in Little Havana, Pepin claims they must watch Ernesto closely due to his tendency to go by the rolling tables and grab a few ‘too many’ – ‘Smoking the profits’ as Pepin calls it. Perhaps this is just a good sign that not only are these ready to smoke but also they fit the profile of the ones who created it! Can’t wait to try it out!

Padilla 1932

Construction:

Just like the other Padilla cigars I have had, these were about as close to flawless as you could expect. Evenly packed from head to foot, the later being a bit more giving – no concerns just yet but noticeably different. The dark brown wrapper really shined, the oils almost putting me into a trance saying ‘smoke me, smoke me’. Even down to my pet peeve, the band removal, this cigar had no issues or any reason for me to be concerned. Medium sized veins run the length of the smoke but as I’ve said before, nothing within the appearance even made me think twice – perfect!

Padilla 1932

Flavor:

Right from the get go you know this is going to be a full body cigar, the pleasant burning cedar and spice flavors really sparked my interest and enticed me to continue. What an awesome combination, an exceptionally smooth smoke. The flavors from before really took a dip once it warmed up, but for the better – Keeping with the cedar as a base, a sweet coco was balanced out by a mildly bitter leather flavor. This was not bad but the smoke became a bit thicker at this point, starting to dry out my mouth a bit, giving me the perfect excuse to drink more beer. From time to time there was a bitter sweet flavor that I just could not put my finger on, but for some reason it reminded me of candy – damn this was a good smoke.

Padilla 1932

Overall:

Although the signature 1932 has become harder and harder to locate, if you are a full body (or even a medium) smoker I think this cigar will be right down your alley. A lot of people have said nothing but good things, Cigar Aficionado even said ‘Simply a delicious and complex cigar’ – not that their word is gospel but it nice to hear from the ‘big guys’ they approve of it as well. At a little over $10.00 a stick, they are a bit on the expensive side but I’d almost consider these as a cigar I would add into my regular rotation – that good.

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6 Thoughts to “Padilla Signature 1932”

  1. blane farias

    If you can get your hands on a Pepin 1932 I would suggest you try it.MUCH better than the one you reviewed.
    Also Im sure you know you can get
    these for $3 on that auction site.
    Keep up the good work.Spot on review

  2. Theant

    These are my favorite premium cigars.I just got the torps in for $4 a pop, it’s nice to get lucky every once in a while.

  3. I love these. The slightly salty taste, in my mind, made it taste a little like a salty taffy. These are pretty powerful, and the torpedo is the best of the bunch, in my opinion. I really like Every cigar that Padilla has produced; have a few of each (minus the Miami, I ran out last week 🙁 ) in my humidor at all times.

  4. Nice interesting post having great captures! Thanks for such adorable post. Will back soon.

  5. Dave

    This is one cigar about which I’ve never understood the hype. I never tried the Pepin blend, but I found the post-Pepin blend to taste like pencil shavings. Maybe I just got a bad bunch — I got them on the internet, but I’ve never seen them in B&Ms.

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