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Old 07-05-2009, 10:38 AM   #1
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Default Padilla Artisan Perfecto aka Padilla Burberry

I bought this 5.75 inch ring 54 figurado at the Padilla shop & factory at Calle Ocho in Miami but the cigar is also for sale at cigarsinternational.com but it is backordered at the moment. It is a Nicaraguan puro with 3 different wrappers in a crisscross pattern that makes this cigar a work of art. Ernesto Padilla made these cigars at an event as a special but they are so popular that cigarsinternational.com decided to sell them too.



The predraw is a bit on the easy side and leaves me with a dry, raisin like, flavor on my lips. After lighting the cigar I taste some dry grass with a lot of white pepper. Even though the white pepper flavor is full, it is not overpowering. The flavors are warm and I can taste milky chocolate.



After an inch the pepper mellows down and I taste a flavor similar to walnuts that is replaced by chocolate again around the middle of the cigar. The texture is creamy. I can taste some nuts again before the grand finale that lets me experience pepper and nuts.



This cigar produces a lot of smoke, and due to the different wrappers, the color of the smoke changes. The first smoke was blue but it turned to white smoke later on. The ash is light colored and firm. What strikes me most is the burn, I mean, I always have problems getting the burn straight on a figurado like this and with the 3 different wrappers in a strange pattern I was expecting the worst, but the burn was razor sharp.



Would I buy this cigar again? Yeah, the flavors are nice and the cigar itself is a nice conversation piece.



Construction: 8 / 10
Draw: 7 / 10
Appearance: 10 / 10
Smoke & ash: 8 / 10
Burn: 9 / 10
Aroma (first part) 7 / 10
Aroma (middle part) 8 / 10
Aroma (last part) 8 / 10
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Old 07-05-2009, 10:41 AM   #2
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Thanks for the great review w/pics! That's a beauty!
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Old 07-05-2009, 10:48 AM   #3
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Thanks for the great puics and review Ferdie...I am sitting on the one Simon gifted me for smoking that FINGER!!!!
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Old 07-05-2009, 11:00 AM   #4
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I'm sitting on one of these, too, and waiting for an occasion when I'll use it as a conversation-starter. Great review!
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I have one left, and that will be used as a conversation starter too. As soon as CI has some stock I will order another fiver.
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Old 07-05-2009, 11:09 AM   #6
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I don't think they sell these in a box yet. I would absolutely love to have a box for the big display humi.
The maduro, corojo and habano wrapper has got to make for a delicious cigar.
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Old 07-05-2009, 11:11 AM   #7
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I don't think they sell these in a box yet
indeed, they sell them in fivers, packed like this:

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gave the 5er I bought away, they are pretty though, enjoy m guys!
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Thanks for the great puics and review Ferdie...I am sitting on the one Simon gifted me for smoking that FINGER!!!!
Lol you earned it, although you made me smoke the grape-flavored cigar which was also nasty I hope you enjoy this one more then the gorillafinger
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Old 07-05-2009, 11:38 AM   #10
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Nice review, I really want to grab a couple of these.
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Lol you earned it, although you made me smoke the grape-flavored cigar which was also nasty I hope you enjoy this one more then the gorillafinger
Simon...not even close in comparison...I would smoke 20 Grape Swishers before another Gorilla Finger!!!
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Great review as usual, with great pics. Who was the stoned homeless guy you passed it to?




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Thanks for the review Ferdie. Ever since Simon showed the fiver he bought to me in Gainesville I was wondering about them.
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Simon...not even close in comparison...I would smoke 20 Grape Swishers before another Gorilla Finger!!!
Really? I bet I can get volt or some other local BOTL to help me out with this one then
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Really? I bet I can get volt or some other local BOTL to help me out with this one then
I could prolly get some grape swishers if you need em.
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I could prolly get some grape swishers if you need em.
That would be great, send them to volt, he can give them to Kelmac who as you read likes them (you are welcome Mac )
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I can forward Mac's addy to Greg, that saves Volt the trouble
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That would be great, send them to volt, he can give them to Kelmac who as you read likes them (you are welcome Mac )
I have plenty of Grape Swishers!!! Still have a few from the Tulip Twins herf...no need to waste the postage (thanks Simon)!!!!
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GAH!!!! Gorilla Finger!! Why did you have to go and ruin this thread by the very mention if it?!?!

Nice review Ferd. Never know how something like that will smoke and taste. Hoe each of the differen wrappers will blend as they burn.
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Nice review, this is a cigar that is on my list.
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