As one of the most lauded cigars in the Padrón 1964 Anniversary series, the gorgeous Padrón 1964 Anniversary Diplomatico in its dark, silky Natural wrapper joins great company. The line it’s part of is arguably Padrón’s greatest, having been created in 1994 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the firm’s founding in 1964 by legendary company patriarch José Orlando Padrón. When the series was released, it made waves in the industry and shot Padrón to the top tier of the cigar game.
The Padrón 1964 Diplomatico Natural earned no less than 11 ratings from Cigar Aficionado of 90 or better, including two 93 ratings, one of them in 2019.
What makes the Padrón Anniversary Diplomatico Natural so prized? For one thing, like all the cigars in this esteemed family, it’s a puro Nicaraguan smoke, with tobaccos that have all been aged a minimum of four years. For another, this stick boasts perfect box-pressed construction, a dream-like draw and a beautifully even burn.
With a medium body and medium strength, this impressive, flavorful smoke is both complex and delicate. Rich notes of espresso beans and cocoa powder — as well as hints of leather, almonds, fruit and cream — stand out against a woody, nutty background. The elegant finish is honey-sweet, light and vanilla-like.
If you want to own some of Padrón’s very best cigars, pick up a box of the 1964 Diplomatico Naturals today, and taste the inimitable qualities that 30 years in the cigar trade have cultivated.