Our Score 4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

  • RH | 70% for 3 Weeks
  • MSRP | $16.50
  • Smoke Time | 1 Hour & 20 Minutes
  • Wrapper | N/A
  • Binder | N/A
  • Filler | N/A
  • Length | 6
  • Ring Gauge | 46
  • Vitola | Corona Extra
  • Release Date | 2018

Initial Reactions and Appearance

Padron No. 89 Natural 2018 TAA has a pretty light wrapper, and I really dig the black Padron band–it’s a nice change-up. The wrapper is free of any imperfections and feels a little dry. It smells nutty and toasty, almost like popcorn. The unlit draw is a little unpleasant . . . a bit dry, even. After the great smell, the unlit draw leaves a little to be desired. Well . . . let’s get into this.

First Third

The first few puffs of Padron No. 89 Natural 2018 TAA were bland, but once it gets going you can really taste that nice popcorn flavor from the first third. A little sweetness is present on the straight draw, and the draw itself is as open and easy as it always is. A bit of pepper accompanies some nuttiness on the retrohale, but the smoke is smooth (not creamy). I’m actually in love with this nutty flavor! It leaves no taste in your mouth, so you have to keep puffing and puffing. No burn issues on the first third, but Padron No. 89 Natural 2018 TAA burns quickly.

Second Third

Not a lot of change on Padron No. 89 Natural 2018 TAA’s second third, but why would you want it to? The smoke is flavorful, light, and nutty. It becomes a little sweeter partway through, and the smoke gets creamier.

Padron No. 89 Natural 2018 TAA is so good it almost feels like I’m on vacation while smoking it.

Final Third

The pepper on the retrohale slows down. A little bit of wood appears on the straight draw, but the rest is all pretty similar. It’s a great cigar.

Would I Smoke Padron No. 89 Natural 2018 TAA Again?

Hell yeah I’d smoke Padron No. 89 Natural 2018 TAA again. Everything about this cigar is great, but I can’t give it a perfect rating due to its slight lack of complexity. I loved it though. Great price, great flavor, great cigar. It had perfect construction, and there wasn’t a whole lot of nicotine. Highly recommend Padron No. 89 Natural 2018 TAA.

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