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Padilla Cazadores

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

This cigar was sent to me from my pal Mike over at I could swear I tried these a long time ago, but I can’t remember for sure. So this may very well be a first impression review – meaning the cigar I am reviewing is the first one I’ve smoked. As usual, I don’t have a big backstory about this cigar. So with a glass of water, I got to smoking.


Wrapper: Ecuador

Binder: Nicaragua

Filler: Nicaragua

Size: 5 x 50

Price: Around $5.00


Pre-Smoke & Construction:

The wrapper looked nice, with a few small to medium sized veins here and there. The smell of the wrapper and foot was sweet cedar. The cigar had some minor soft spots, but nothing that was of concern. The draw had slight resistance, and the pre-light flavor was cedar and earthy.

The burn required a few good sized corrections, and the ash held for about an inch.

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The first third was woody and earthy. Notes of coffee entered the picture shortly after lighting. When passing smoke though the nose, there was a mild peppery spice.

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Coffee became more dominant in the second third. Earthiness and woody flavors were mixed in as well. The spice I mentioned before took on a slight sweet note.

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The last third kept pace with the previous third. The only difference was the spice picked up in strength slightly, but remained medium. The flavors were the same, but melded together nicely.

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This was a good, simple medium bodied cigar for the price. Anything high than five dollars and I’d have to reconsider my opinion. There isn’t really more I can say. This was a simple, decent smoke that meets it’s price point.

Padilla Obsidian Edicion Especial 2006

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

I found today’s review at the bottom of the humidor. I don’t know when I picked it up or from who. I suspect the low price and overall appearance prompted me to buy it. All I know is that this is a bundle cigar, and I’ve seen them on the Internet for very low prices. Like always, this cigar was paired with water, and here are my thoughts.


Wrapper: Nicaraguan

Binder: Honduran

Filler: Nicaraguan & Honduran

Size: 6 x 54

Price: Around $3.00


Pre-smoke & Construction:

The dark wrapper was rugged looking, with a few medium to large veins and a toothy appearance. The wrapper had an earthy barnyard-ish odor, while the foot had more of a spice to it. The pre-light draw had slight resistance with a sweet earthy and woody taste. When I pinched the cigar from head to foot, I found it to be densely packed with a minor soft spot or two.

At first the burn required a few major corrections. It mellowed out in the last third. The ash held for about 3/4 inch before falling off.



The first third had a mild earthiness with a spicy pepper. The smoke feel was a bit dry but overall pleasant.


The second third remained simple but good. Those earthy notes lingered pretty far in the background, while a sweet spicy pepper took over. I picked up a secondary dry moch-ish flavor that was aight. A slight bitterness came in as this third ended. This particular bitterness I didn’t care for, but it was very slight and didn’t bother me too much.


The last third did not change at all in terms of flavor. It may have crept into the upper medium body range, but that’s about it. The bitterness fell even further into the background and was difficult to detect. As for flavors, copy and paste the second third here.



This was an OK medium to upper medium bodied cigar. It basically fit the price point. In terms of bundle cigars, I would prefer this cigar. But that’s just my .02. I think this is worth trying for yourself.

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