As the lengthiest vitola in the 1964 Anniversary series (and the second-longest cigar Padrón produces overall), the medium-to-full-bodied, medium-to-full-strength Padrón 1964 Anniversary “A” (here in a Maduro wrapper) makes for a languorous, unhurried 90-minute-to-two-hour smoke.
Exclusively comprised of tobaccos that have been aged for a minimum of four years, this puro Nicaraguan stick is among the most impressive editions of the storied 1964 series, which was introduced amidst the cigar boom of the mid-1990s to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Padrón’s founding.
Box-pressed and enrobed in a chocolate-brown wrapper, the Padrón 1964 “A” Maduro boasts an ultra-smooth draw and a reliably even burn. Abundant essences of sweet, toasty cocoa powder, almonds, leather and wood underlie subtle intonations of pepper, caramel and dried fruit.
Cigar Aficionado found a lot to like about this stick, according it a 93 rating in 2021, in addition to four separate 90 and 91 scores on previous occasions.
Are you needing to up your “A” game? You could do a lot worse than picking up a box of these lengthy, rich, indulgent smokes.