Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Padron 2000 (Maduro)
Size: 5 x 50
Origin: Nicaraguan Puro (all grown in town of Esteli)
Price: $4

I enjoyed this cigar, which Laura gave me for my birthday, sitting outside on a cold Memphis afternoon with a Clive Cussler novel. I'd been cooped up inside for 5 days recovering from foot surgery and needed some fresh air.

This was another solid product in the Padron line. It burned slowly (nearly two hours!) and tasted of roasted hickory nuts and strong coffee. Like the other Padrons I've tried -- the Londres and 1926 series-- it had that same distinctive taste that I haven't encountered in any other brand. Maybe because Padrons are all puros; and they don't buy or sell tobacco or trade cigars with other manufacturers.

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