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Cigar Geeks Geek Critique

Don Pepin Garcia (My Father Cigars) My Father La Opulencia Robusto
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: DRuff
90
Cigar Geeks Rating

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

Combine My Father and Le Bijou and you've got Opulencia:

My Father Cigars have come a long way since their start in a tiny cigar factory in Miami's Little Havana nearly a decade and a half ago. Since then, they’ve grown into a go-to brand for cigar enthusiasts, regularly receiving outstanding reviews from critics and several top-25 honors. And we expect no less for the newest entry into this storied brand — My Father La Opulencia. A box-pressed vitola presented in six exquisite offerings, La Opulencia is here to redefine the premium cigar experience.

Featuring elements of the original My Father and Le Bijou, the La Opulencia utilizes an opulent Mexican Rosado Oscuro wrapper encasing flavorful Nicaraguan filler. This premium cigar has a smooth and creamy taste with leather and cocoa nuances. Each sample that went across our office burnt beautifully and smoothly down to the end.


Length:
5.25
Ring Gauge:
52
Country Manufactured:
Nicaragua
Filler:
Nicaragua
Binder:
Corojo
Criollo
Wrapper:
Mexico
Color:
Oscuro
Strength:
Medium-Full
Shape:
Robusto

Pre-Light: 18 Points of 20 Possible

The cigar had a beautiful smooth, silky wrapper which was wonderful to the mouth, Very few veins and they were not noticeable during the smoke. The cap was well done and cut perfectly (straight cut) with no damage or tobacco pieces in the mouth during the smoke. The cigar's aroma was woody with leather notes.

Light & Burn: 14 Points of 15 Possible

I have smoked many cigars and appreciate a cigar that burns well. This cigar was one of the most even burners I have ever had. The ash was firm and I knocked it off at almost 2 inches just because I didn't want to take the chance of wearing it. Nice grey/white ash with no flaking whatsoever.

Construction: 27 Points of 30 Possible

Draw was effortless and the volume of smoke was perfect. The wrapper pulled away a little by the first small band but was not an issue and did not affect the burn or get any worse. Construction doesn't get much better than this, really.

Flavor: 31 Points of 35 Possible

The initial light gave me spice, leather and woodiness with a slight bitter/metallic flavor, but it was not unpleasant. I honestly could not place the flavor but it did not last long. By mid point it was gone and flavor developed into a more woody taste and became very smooth, with slight nutty notes as well. Last third I removed the main band and it took a piece of wrapper with it, but it caused no problems. It developed a slight tar flavor but a few blow throughs cleared that up and it was fine.

Summary

The La Opulencia was a great cigar. I am a big My Father fan and the Le Bijou is one of my top 5 smokes. I went into this with that cigar in mind but it was nothing like it except for the quality of the smoke. I am definitely going to be adding these to my regular rotation, box worthy for sure.

Thanks for allowing me to participate !



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