The famous Padrón 1926 Series cigar is one of the most consistently constructed and smoothest Nicaraguan blends on the planet. Upon lighting, my palate welcomes warm notes of cedar, sweet spice, vanilla, and cocoa. The line is available in both a natural- and maduro-wrapped selection, and the only difference that I have found is that the light-colored sticks are just a tad mellower. Like every luxury Pardón offering, the construction is perfect, and the burn is smooth and slow. Brimming with understated elegance, the total package makes for a gorgeous presentation. This is a must-have cigar in any aficionado’s humidor, and all of the top ratings that the 1926 Series has received are justified.