Price – $14
Beverage – Bottled Water
Size – No. 12 (5 X 50)
Strength – Bruce/Demi (1.5/4)
Rating – Sabotage (6/10)
Wrapper – Connecticut
Binder/Filler – Nicaragua
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I’m not a huge fan of Connecticut wrapped cigars. However, when Padron decided to drop a CT wrapped cigar on the market my eyes got wide, my ears perked up, and my taste buds started to warm up. I mean let’s be real, I knew I was going to try this cigar. Here are my thoughts:
1) Excellent construction, burn, and draw. One of the reasons I’m such a big Padron fan is every time you fire up any of their offerings, from the thousand series to the anniversary stuff, you know you’re going to get a good draw.
2) As usual, CT cigars are on the lighter side.
3) Creamy smoke, some pepper and wood taste
4) My smoke time was one hour and ten minutes
Now to the two questions:
Would I smoke it again? If I’m looking for a CT, which is rare, this would be on my top three list.
Would I give it humidor space? Personally no, if you’re a CT wrapper fan and don’t mind the price tag, then keep some around.
If I take my personal preferences out of the equation, the Damaso is a good cigar. More than anything, I think this gives Padron that $12-$18, mild cigar to compete for the discretionary income of Davidoff customers. CT wise, it makes my top three with the Oscar Leaf and My Father, although those could be had at a more affordable price point. Overall, if you’re a CT smoker, this deserves to be smoked as it is a good cigar.