3 out of 5
This cigar is average, which is rare for a Padron cigar. The cigar burns smoothly and evenly. However, when compared to the Padron 2000, the Padron 1964 (any of them), the Padron 1926 (any of them), its tates is average. Peppery for sure, but the overall taste is not the same. This is a good daily cigar.