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.
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!