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Stogie Reviews: Padrón 7000

28 Feb 2008

It’s difficult to decide what makes the strongest first impression with the Padrón 7000: the massive size or the extraordinary weight. But after you’ve been smoking a while, you’ll find it more striking that a six and 1/4 inch by 60 ring gauge behemoth can burn so evenly and draw so well.

Padrón 7000 aDrop a couple of these massive sticks in your shirt pocket and you’ll soon find yourself in position to apply for the bell ringer’s job at Notre Dame. Keep the huge Padrón 7000 in your mouth very long and you might develop an irresistible urge to bark orders at longshoremen and stevedores.

The latest entry in Padrón’s “thousands” line of Nicaraguan puros, the 7000 does not disappoint. From the dark, milk chocolate wrapper to the spice left on the lips, this is an impressive and full-bodied smoke. It isn’t complex. I found the predominate flavors to be leather and wood with the spice diminishing after the first third. Overall, it is remarkably balanced and smooth. From start to finish, there was never a bit or harsh finish.

The only disappointment came at the final third when the fire began to diminish (though it never went out) and the smoke thinned out. The burn line deteriorated as well. My guess is that with such a large cigar, quite a bit of tar and moisture collected and had a significant effect.

Like all the cigars in this line, the price is reasonable for the size, consistency and quality provided. A box of 26 sells for about $162, which is less than $6.25 per stick. Unfortunately, you won’t find anything about this cigar on Padrón’s website. They haven’t even gotten around to putting up data on the 6000 yet.

For my personal taste, the 7000 is too big. I’m not a fan of massive ring gauge cigars. But that did not significantly detract from my enjoyment, and if you’re looking for a cigar to enjoy throughout a poker night, spring baseball game, or afternoon of fishing, the Padrón 7000 might be just what you’re looking for.

On the StogieGuys.com scale, this cigar earns a rating of four out of five stogies.

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George E

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Drew Estate

7 Responses to “Stogie Reviews: Padrón 7000”

  1. Jon Thursday, February 28, 2008 at 8:17 am #

    Great review! It certainly looks like an impressive smoke, though I, too, tend to shy away from behemoth ring gauges. I may pick a couple of these up over the weekend and try 'em out.

  2. Ricky Friday, February 29, 2008 at 5:45 am #

    I'm looking forward to smoking this as I love all things Padron, but I can already tell that this is too big for my taste. 60rg is just too much, but I do expect it to be a great smoke anyway.

  3. Matt - reviewcigars.blogspot.com Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 8:34 pm #

    Check out my review on the 6000 size

    http://reviewcigars.blogspot.com/search/label/Padron

    let me know what you think!

  4. jeff Saturday, February 6, 2010 at 10:46 pm #

    a box of these in australia is worth $545 to $620 why so cheap in america ?

  5. The MLM Ninja Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 4:02 pm #

    I love these. They're my current favorite stick especially when working at the laptop. Smell like an Irish turf fire at times. Yum.

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