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Cigar Geeks Geek Critique

Don Pepin Garcia (My Father Cigars) La Promesa Petit
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Don M (DonM)
89
Cigar Geeks Rating

Welcome to another Member sponsored Geek Critique.  This one has been generously sponsored by our member DRuff (Doug).  The cigar provided for this round is the Don Pepin Garcia (My Father Cigars) La Promesa Petit.

My Father La Promesa ("The Promise") cigars represent the promise that company-owner Jose Pepin Garcia made to his father when he departed his home country of Cuba all by himself in 2001 - that he would make his father, who remained behind, proud of his success. These medium to full-bodied cigars are crafted using tobacco from Garcia's own farms in Nicaragua combined with a Nicaraguan binder and completed with a Habano Oscuro wrapper from Ecuador.


Length:
4.5
Ring Gauge:
50
Country Manufactured:
Nicaragua
Filler:
Nicaragua
Binder:
Nicaragua
Wrapper:
Ecuador
Habano
Color:
Oscuro
Strength:
Medium-Full
Shape:
Rothschild

This cigar was enjoyed with Dark Roast coffee, french pressed

Pre-Light: 10 Points of 10 Possible

This cigar had a slight barnyard aroma with a bit of an oily feel to the wrapper.  The cap, as with most all My Father cigars was an immaculately done tripple cap.  The cap cut very clean and straight as expected.  The cigar was firm throughout without any soft spots at all.

Light & Burn: 14 Points of 15 Possible

From lighting to the finale, this cigar burned straight and never wavered.  The ash was solid light grey in color and firm.  So firm, I decided to see how far it would go without falling.  It finally fell at 2.5 inches!  Initially, the smoke volume was a slightly low and opened up into the 2nd half.  It was a fairly slow burning cigar.

Construction: 30 Points of 30 Possible

The construction on this cigar was near perfection.  A perfect cap, The wrapper was meticulously rolled and seamless.  The initial draw was a bit tight at first but acceptable and opened up as time went on into the 2nd half. IMO part of construction is the appearance and this cigar had two very ornate bands, the My Father band and the La Promesa band as well as a pink or salmon colored band at the foot.  I had to undress the cigar before I could light and smoke it

Flavor: 35 Points of 45 Possible

At 1/3 I got some slight pepper with some nuts and mild cocoa.  The strength was near medium and a bit creamy.

At 2/3 the strength picked up slightly but never got overbearing.  I got still got a bit of pepper on the retrohale.  The flavors were near the same as the the first 1/3: nutty, cocoa, creamy with a slight sweetness.  The flavors mixed very well in the middle of this cigar.

At 3/3 the flavors remained the same into the last of the cigar but were a bit bolder.  I didn't see much complexity from this cigar but still over all very good.  In the end, it got a bit sour so I let it go.

Summary

Overall, this was a very good cigar.  I liked the fact that it was more medium bodied than full as with a lot of My Father cigars.  It did lack some complexity in my opinion, so a petite robusto is a good size for it.  I would definitely smoke it again.  Buying a box?  I would have to smoke a few more before I did that.  Thanks Doug for letting me participate!



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