Size: 5 x 50 (robusto)
Filler & Binder: Nicaragua
Body: Medium to Full
Strength: Medium to Full
Price: Roughly $4.00
Behind the Stick:
The Padron 2000 really is a cigar that is starting to grow on me. When I first started smoking cigars I went into a local shop and asked them for a cigar that would be a good ‘go to cigar’ for my collection. As if by instinct the tobacconist reached to this rustic looking box and grabbed a rugged stick from inside. This stick, even in the cellophane, had a great appeal and without hesitation I purchased two. Since I started with them I have noticed that they are always in my humidor.
One of the main things that attract me to this cigar is that every single one I have had has been exactly the same, a feat that many cigar companies fall just short of. Great draw, easy cut, untouched burns, large volumes of smoke and a nice array of flavors. I will say, this is not a cigar that makes one say ‘wow’ nor is it an overly complex cigar but rather a stick where when you pick it up, you know exactly what your getting, quality.
This is not what you would call a beauty winner but this cigar really does have a more rugged appeal. The wrapper does have a more unfinished feel and texture – it reminded me of sandpaper. The more I smoke these the more I realize the mouth appeal as well – I tend to leave this cigar in my mouth after a draw, not chewing on it but just letting it rest. Over all, very good and consistent construction.
As I have said before, the flavors that appear are not the most complex, or that they do not change much from beginning to end. From the start, slight leather and a nice pepper sensation reach out to my taste buds. Nice deep earth flavors are also present, but seem to come and go throughout the cigar. Not many changes, but still a great stick for the price.
I can not recommend this cigar enough, it truly is a great stick for the price. Do not expect a ‘wow’ cigar – but do expect a high quality, well priced and very consistent stick.
(Images gathered from cigarfan.wordpress.com and whosdid.com)