I've never had the previous generation of this cigar, but I will say this newer counterpart is great. I had the pleasure of having the Toro and I must say, it was a smooth smoke, perfect ash and great craftsmanship. This is the second cigar I've had from Padilla and so far, this brand hasn't let me down.
This is a nice cigar, but the original Padilla Habano was a great cigar. Oliva and Ernesto: Please bring it back!
I was a big fan of the previous incarnation of this cigar. This new formulation is also good but a little on the pricey side....
Wonderful cigar. Perfect medium body smoke. Very smooth. Holds an ash as well. The double toro can hold a 2 1/2" ash without a problem.