Padilla is known for two things - making superior, premium handmade boutique brand cigars, and reasonable prices. That trend continues, in spades, with Padilla La Pilar.
La Pilar teams Padilla up with the folks at Tabacalera Aguilar from Honduras, the same pair responsible for Padilla 1968. This is a box-pressed beauty, sporting a gorgeous Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro wrapper over the top of a Nicaraguan binder and select Dominican and Nicaraguan long-fillers. The result is solidly medium-bodied with remarkable balance. There are earthy notes of cocoa, coffee and wood, with a bit of spice and pepper and a touch of sweetness. Padilla La Pilar continues Ernesto Padilla's reputation for excellence and value.