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Quick Smoke: Padrón Family Reserve No. 45 Maduro

10 Jan 2010

Each Saturday and Sunday we’ll post a Quick Smoke: not quite a full review, just our brief verdict on a single cigar of “buy,” “hold,” or “sell.”


Recently named the best smoke of 2009 by Cigar Aficionado, this new Nicaraguan puro commemorates the 45th anniversary of Padrón Cigars. It exhibits good construction, a slight box press, and a full, balanced profile of coffee, cocoa, and spice. I’d certainly agree with my colleague’s choice of words when he called it “decadent” in a November review. But with a price tag of $25 for a single, I’ll have to save the Padrón Family Reserve No. 45 Maduro for rare occasions.

Verdict = Buy.

Patrick A

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One Response to “Quick Smoke: Padrón Family Reserve No. 45 Maduro”

  1. Matt - reviewcigars.blogspot.com Thursday, February 4, 2010 at 9:29 pm #

    I want one so bad! I’m waiting for that special occasion to burn one. I’m afraid if I try it, I’ll be addicted and find myself laying out too much money way too often. Have you tried out the Nica Libre – cheap cigar with some similarities to the Padron. Not comparable at all, but an interesting smoke. Check out my review if you’d like
    http://reviewcigars.blogspot.com/2010/02/nica-libre.html

    let me know what you think. I’m just starting and need the critique. Thanks