I'm still very new to cigars but I bought 10 of those recently (two different sizes) and figured I'd bust one out for New Year's Day. By price it was my fanciest cigar yet and it was certainly enjoyable, the flavors were very well balanced and smooth. I've had $4 cigars I enjoyed just as much, but I'll need to give the Padrons a few more tries to really get a sense for them.Padron has been so consistent throughout the years....they always put out a great cigar, and that imo is the best one. I save mine for special occasions. How did you like it?