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Stogie Reviews: Padrón 5000 Maduro

3 Jan 2008

Padrón 5000 MaduroBefore I lit this heavy Nicaraguan puro, I passed the wrapper beneath my nose. I swear it smelled like a chocolate after-dinner mint, something I can’t recall ever encountering in other Padróns or elsewhere. It was a pleasant aroma and set the stage for a pleasant smoke.

This Padrón line gets little attention. Heck, the company’s own website doesn’t even seem to list the 6000 torpedo – which I think is one of the best cigars you can buy – much less the newer 7000.

I happened to pick up some 5000s a few months ago when an area shop had a going-out-of-business sale. I think they were 40 percent off the $6 price, and I got the eight or ten that were left. They’ve been in my humidor for several months.

One thing that tends to set Padrón maduros apart from other maduros is that they aren’t very dark. Sometimes, in fact, it can be difficult to tell them from their natural-wrapped brothers.

This five and ½ inch by 56 ring gauge stick is no exception. But it has the typical maduro sweetness and warm coffee flavors, as well as some wood and leather – the hallmarks of Padrón cigars.

Padróns also invariably produce thick, white smoke and burn precisely. About the only negative I found was a dryness that developed in the final third.

If your Padrón smoking experiences haven’t included this line, you should change that. Soon. I’m giving the Padrón 5000 Maduro four out of five stogies.

[To read more cigar reviews, please click here.]

George E

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10 Responses to “Stogie Reviews: Padrón 5000 Maduro”

  1. MonkeyDan Thursday, January 3, 2008 at 1:16 pm #

    Loved it. It is my go to smoke on duck hunts.

    • smegma Friday, November 16, 2012 at 10:46 pm #

      No! Not the ducks!

  2. john Thursday, January 3, 2008 at 5:57 pm #

    I smoke the 5000 Natural. Been smoking them for years, I give it five out of five cigars.

    Love the website, it's very enjoyable and a pleasure to read.

  3. Matt Friday, January 4, 2008 at 3:27 am #

    The 5000 maddie is one of the few maduros I still enjoy regularly. I don't know what it is but Padron does maduro better than just about anyone else. Nice review.

  4. Jeff's Garage a Monday, January 7, 2008 at 11:46 am #

    This has always been one of my favs and so doggone hard to find in stores. I love the taste, the slow even burn, and the high volume of smoke. Great review.

  5. paul Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at 4:00 pm #

    I can agree with the review above, I purchased a natural and maduro and could hardly tell them apart except for the veins in the maduro. Even burn, leather, cedar, and hint of sweetness. Great smoke volume, I love this cigar.

  6. Ross Saturday, October 3, 2009 at 4:56 am #

    I have not had a Padron I did not like! This is a great smoke! Other than the rough look this thing smokes great. Cant go wrong with a Padron Maduro.

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