Padron 1964 Anniversary Imperial Maduro Description
This Padron 1964 Anniversary Imperial Maduro cigar is made in Nicaragua. Outside, you'll find a Nicaraguan Maduro wrapper. Inside, the binder is Nicaraguan, and the filler is Nicaraguan. The 1964 Anniversary Imperial Maduro is a Full-Bodied Toro Shaped cigar with a length of 6.00 and a ring gauge of 54.
Hands down the best Maduros for exceptional daily pleasure for us strong cigar connoisseurs.
I’m an avid stogie smoker and have to admit almost nothing satisfies me anymore unless it’s a 1964. The only other gar I really hanker for is the Fuente Anejo. The Imperial Maduro offers boatloads of complex, tasty flavor that delivers strong coffee and cocoa highlights with a touch of zesty pepper for a great finish in every draw.
I rate almost exclusively by flavor and the Padron 1964 Imperial Maduro excels. The first third is good and the last 2 thirds are absolutely great. It progresses from medium to full flavor, a smorgasbord of delicious cigar tastes that include black coffee, roasted mixed nuts, light pepper, some subtle leather, salsa-style herbs and a few sweeter notes. In the top 5% of 100+ labels I’ve smoked.
I bought one of these last week in Vegas at Mandalay Bay. After smoking it I thought it was just okay, but thinking back it actually was a pretty decent smoke. Has a dark chocolate flavor, most likely due to it being maduro, but also also light coffee flavors. I knew it had these kind of flavor profiles so i had 2 ice cold Kahula Mudslides with the cigar taking small sips, which matched perfectly. Overall I think this pretty good, but maybe not as hyped up as CA suggests, or perhaps it needs more age.
I only smoke about 3 cigars a week so I can spend a little more per stick. I prefer Cohiba, Fuente, Montecristo and Graycliff cigars but recently the Padron 1964 Imperial Maduro has been the one I reach for most often. It’s rough when a Montecristo White seems like a letdown!