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In 1948 Ernesto Padilla’s father published his first book in Cuba. It was pure poetry. Literally. To honor that memory Ernesto produced and released the Padilla 1948 Cigars and they are, well, pure poetry. Figuratively perhaps, but you’ll understand when you select one of the 48’s like the Padilla 1948 Churchill, a wonderful representative of this label at 7 inches with a 48 ring gauge. The leaf is Cuban bred, if not Cuban born -- Cuban seed Nicaraguan Criollo and Corojo tobaccos that are first rolled into a Criollo binder and then finished with a gorgeous Corojo wrapper. There’s plenty of full-flavored charm here to wax eloquent about, including spicy highlights and a Cubanesque base of leather and cedar. The blend is full-bodied yet very smooth, even creamy.
Every chapter in the Padilla 1948 book of fine cigars is worth a smoky read. The Padilla 1948 Robusto offers a wonderful smoking rhythm of crisp mouthfuls of pleasure followed by lengthy, smooth and tasty finishes. Enthusiasts of fine cigars will appreciate the quality exhibited in every aspect of the Padilla 1948 stogies, including the firm construction and the smoking characteristics that will keep all your senses fully engaged from first to last. Smoking one of these, it won’t be hard to imagine yourself in Havana, pre-revolution, enjoying the ambience and the cigars that at that time were the best in the world. These days smokes from Nicaragua and elsewhere, cigars like the Padilla 1948 Cigars, are garnering “best in the world” praise as well. The 1948’s are reasonably priced for the flavor and quality you will enjoy. Pick up a box of your favorite size and enjoy the poetry in each puff.