Padron - Family Reserve
44 Years Maduro
Simply put, Padrón Family Reserve is a luxury cigar that is impossibly delicious, incredibly smooth, and impeccably constructed. The draw is so easy that the cigar it practically smokes itself and the aroma is seductively sweet. The Family Reserve sure doesn’t come cheap, but considering that Padrón is the Rolls-Royce of Nicaraguan stogies, you definitely get what you pay for. Truly worthy of its impressive 95 rating, every creamy-textured puff delivers notes of chocolate, toffee, spice, cedar, and caramel; on more than one occasion, I almost burned my thumb trying to get one more savory draw out of this gem before retiring it to my ashtray.