Padron 1964 Anniversary Principe Maduro (4.5 x 46). I picked up a box of these from Serious Cigars while I was down in Houston. This cigar was picked as the cigar of the month for March.
Lots of chocolate with spice and a rich aromatic tobacco.
Flawless dark wrapper with a slight amount of tooth. Careful inspection reveals only a single cap. The band is a rich shiny gold with a deep red center and the Padron lettering.
In a word, spicy. A big mouthful of spice that travels to the back of my throat and lingers. The spice recedes a few puffs in and a nice mixture of medium roast coffee and a rich tobacco comes through. This cigar is fantastically smooth and creamy at the 10 minute mark.
Nice and creamy as it moved into the middle. Right now I'm extremely pleased with my decision to pick up a box. I'm not done and I'm already thinking I should be lighting up a second one. Flavors remained consistent through the entire middle.
More sweet creamy and coffee as I moved into the final third. The spice that was so strong in the first is non-existent here. The chocolate becomes less of a milk chocolate and more of a bitter dark chocolate, but it's still quite enjoyable.
This vitola seemed ideal as I had absolutely no burn issues and the draw hit all the sweet spots. Smoking time was 1 hr and 10 minutes and left me wanting a second one.
Singles on the Padron Principe go for about $8.75, 5 packs will run you around $37 and a box of 25 will range from $185 to $220+. I found the value on this is a tough one to gauge because the taste is fantastic and the pricing is about average. I finally rated this as very good based on the high availability of them coupled with a price that doesn't break the $9 mark.
The Padron 1964 Anniversary Maduro is nothing short of fantastic. I tried several vitolas in the Serious Cigars smoking room while I was there and I finally settled on the Principe. I found that it provided the best ring gauge for maximizing the flavors, even though it left me wanting more. Even if this weren't the /r/cigars cigar of the month for March, I'd highly recommend you pick a few of these up immediately.