Cigar Aficionado 10 Best Cigars of the year for 2013 just named the Padron 1964 Anniversary Series Diplomatico Maduro No.4 in this years ratings. Here's what the editors of CA had to say about the Padron 1964 Anniversary Series Diplomatico:
"It’s never a surprise to see a cigar from the Padrón family high atop our list of Top 25 cigars. The company continues to create consistently superb cigars that score 90 points or more on a regular basis and holds an unprecedented three Cigar of the Year titles from the magazine.
The Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series line debuted in 1994 to celebrate 30 years of Padrón cigars. It was a hit from the beginning, and nearly 20 years after its launch it remains one of the most popular and highly rated cigar lines on the market. The Diplomatico is the largest of the Anniversary Series cigars, save for the rarely seen “A.” In maduro wrapper, it’s a dark, box-pressed smoke with a perfect draw that layers the palate with copious amounts of complex flavors including nuts and toast, with a sweet hint of raisin on the finish.
This year will mark the 50th anniversary of José Orlando Padrón’s amazing cigar company. We’re certain the company will launch something memorable to note the benchmark year, and if history is any judge, you’re very likely to read about it in these pages come next year."
The Padron 1964 Anniversary Series of cigars was introduced in celebration of the Padron company's 30th anniversary. These cigars feature sun-grown wrappers and contain tobacco aged four years. These cigars are box-pressed in the Cuban tradition and feature a special double band individually numbered to guarantee authenticity. This special Padron cigar series is consistently highly ranked by the experts. You will enjoy a smooth, complex flavor steeped in aged tradition with the Padron legacy. The Padron 1964 Anniversary Collection includes the Anniversary A, Corona, Diplimatico, Exclusivo, Imperial, Monarca, Principe, Pyramide, Superior, Torpedo, and the No. 4. The Padron cigar company insists that when the name Padron is on the label, it is a matter of family honor.