Lately I’ve been hearing a lot of accusations flying around the Mayor’s office. The chief of these accusations is that I like every cigar that I review. To be completely honest, I didn’t enjoy every single cigar I’ve reviewed and though I am open to trying any and every cigar out there, there are cigars and brands out there that I don’t particularly enjoy. That said, just because I enjoy a cigar does not mean everyone will share my opinion, just like some cigar enthusiasts might enjoy a cigar I don’t particularly care for. That is the beauty of smoking cigars, that every smokers tastes are subjective and I try to write from the stand point of informative, though I am not afraid to throw my own opinion out there from time to time.
That said I will be reviewing a cigar from one of the greatest cigar makers in the world, the Padron 1964 Anniversary Diplomatico. I will say up front that the Diplomatico is a cigar I’ve smoked before and is one of my favorite special occasion smokes. At $15.50 a pop, this 7×50 Nicaraguan boxed pressed monster is one that you want to save for those special moments like birthdays, anniversaries or other special celebrations.
The first third of this cigar begins with an effortless draw and a noticeable spicy flavor, yet it is not overpowering while there were also woody flavors as well. The one feature I love about Padrons is that they are consistent, and as usual, the Diplomatico kept the hint of wood flavor but the main feature of the cigar switched to a light sweet flavor that is very enjoyable. By the final third of this smoke, the light sweet flavor gave way to the smoky flavor that was consistent throughout the cigar. Overall this medium to full-bodied smoke had a good burn and excellent draw. As usual, I could find nothing to complain about and will be holding a few of these box pressed beauties in my humidor to smoke on Christmas and New Year’s.
Reposted with permission from thegarshop.com