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Cigar Geeks Geek Critique

Don Pepin Garcia (My Father Cigars) My Father Connecticut Robusto
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Kent (05Venturer)
84
Cigar Geeks Rating

Welcome to another Member sponsored Geek Critique.  This one has been generously sponsored by our member appollo (Stephen).  The cigar provided for this round is the My Father Connecticut Robusto.

Known by many as the full-bodied master, Jose “Pepin” Garcia strays from the norm in his newest endeavor. And it’s no surprise that My Father Connecticut is still damn tasty, despite its much mellower character. A wonderfully blended mellow to medium-bodied beauty that is certainly not lacking in flavor.

Starting from the cold draw, the carefully selected Nicaraguan Corojo 99’ binder and Nicaraguan Habano and Criollo long-fillers are noticeable, delivering slightly sweet and earthy nuances. The pristine Ecuadorian Connecticut shade wrapper can be deceiving, having a refined spice lingering throughout. A thoroughly complex cigar, My Father Connecticut secures its spot right alongside the other countless 90+ rated achievements credited to the Garcia family name.

My Father Connecticut received a well-deserved 90-rating noting: "A well-made cigar with a three-seam cap and medium claro wrapper. The easy draw delivers a floral and balanced smoke with hints of chocolate and baking spices."


Length:
5.25
Ring Gauge:
52
Country Manufactured:
Nicaragua
Filler:
Nicaragua
Binder:
Nicaragua
Wrapper:
Connecticut Shade
Ecuador
Color:
Claro
Strength:
Mild
Shape:
Robusto

This cigar was enjoyed with Maine Root Ginger Brew

Pre-Light: 18 Points of 20 Possible

A bit lumpy with minimal veins, well constructed with zero soft spots. Aroma of barnyard is about all I am getting. Cap was well applied and took a straight cut well. Nice presentation with the double bands and the black footband.

Light & Burn: 13 Points of 15 Possible

Toasted up and lit well with a single flame torch. Burn started out pretty wavy for the first inch or so but eventually straightened out for the remainder of the smoke. Solid ash with a mix of light and dark grays. Ash held on until I tapped off nearing the second band.

Construction: 27 Points of 30 Possible

Preflight draw was fairly open. Cap held up well thru the smoke. After lighting the draw seemed to snug up a bit and gave me a near perfect resistance thru the entire smoke. Very well constructed cigar as with all of DPG's offerings. Other than the slight lumpy look of the cannon this was a nicely constructed cigar.

Flavor: 26 Points of 35 Possible

1/2: started out with quite a blast of cayenne pepper spice out of the gate especially on the retrohale only other flavors I was getting was light tobacco and slight grassy notes. Towards the end of the first half this cigar has really mellowed.
2/2: into the second half this cigar is not doing much for me. A slight bitterness is coming into the mix and I am getting a bit of burn on my tongue. The slight flavors that were still here have been masked now by an ammonia taste. 1 inch to go and I am putting this smoke down.

Summary

I had high hopes for this cigar but it is really not I need my wheelhouse at all. I have been exploring a few connecticuts lately and have found very few that I enjoy. For a Connecticut smoker this may be one to give a shot,it is just not for me. Thank you to Apollo for sponsoring and including me in this one and I am really looking forward to seeing the other reviews.



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