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Cigar Review – My Father La Opulencia

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In this cigar review I smoke and review the My Father La Opulencia.

About the cigar

Name:  My Father La Opulencia
Wrapper: Oscuro, San Andres
Binder:  Nicaraguan
Filler:  Nicaraguan
Ratings:  Cigar Aficionado 95, Cigar Aficionado #2 Cigar of the Year 2018
Construction: Chunky, feels good in the hand. The wrapper isn’t very oily but is smooth.  
Profile: Full
Corona – 5 x 46
Petite – 4 ½ x 48
Robust – 5 ¼ x 52
Toro – 6 x 54
Super Toro – 6 x 60
Toro Gordo – 7 x 56

What does My Father say about the cigar?

Richness and Abundance, just as its name, this is what the new ‘My Father La Opulencia’ is all about. Criollo and Corojo Binders, Corojo, Criollo and Habano Filler all coming from selected farms such as finca El Pedrero, Las Lometas and La Bonita, all property of the Garcia family, finished with a beautiful Mexico Rosado Oscuro wrapper, creating this medium to 3/4 body cigar with the perfect combination of aroma, flavors and complexity. Offered in 6 box-pressed sizes, that are packaged in 20 count boxes, following the traditional My Father line but this time using an art created back in 1897, redesigned to resemble the name of the brand ‘La Opulencia’.

What do I say about the cigar?

Initial Light: Lots of pepper and spice on the first few draws after lighting the cigar. The pepper is followed by sweetness and oak.

First Third:  Predominantly oak and leather, no cocoa, anise, or sweetness. The construction is great, the cigar isn’t canoeing, no runners, no mouse holes, the burn is even, and the cap is intact.

Second Third:   Burn is slightly uneven, but this happens with cigars sometimes. I rolled the cigar over and the burn corrected itself as it should. The cigar construction is holding up, and the burn is good, in spite of the slight unevenness of the burn.

Final Third: The burn corrected itself, and I’m tasting lots of leather, earth, oak, with just a hint of spice and cocoa, but no sweetness.

Final Thoughts:   Take your time with this cigar. Don’t rush through it. I wouldn’t take this cigar on the golf course or have it as a “back yard ‘gar”, it’s to fine of a cigar for running around. I would definitely spend my own money on a box of these cigars.

Construction of the cigar was great through and through. The burn was slightly wonky, but it corrected itself. This cigar also produces lots of billowing smoke and fine ash. The cigar didn’t tar up on me, and the cap stayed intact which is impressive for a box press with a v-cut.


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