June 28, 2014

My Fathers Cigars La Antiguedad 'Toro (5 5/8 x 55)

Video review HERE.

This is the second cigar from My Fathers Cigars following the huge hit they had with their Flor de las Antillas. La Antiguedad means "the antiquity". The cigar has a very ornate band. It also has a red band at the foot. The cigar is box pressed and is a dark brown. It is comprised of:

Wrapper: Habano Ecuador Rosado Oscuro
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicararaguan

The cigar is triple capped.

It also has a nice density.

There is a red band around the foot. The test draw after cutting the cap was effortless. The initial flavors were leather, black pepper, cedar and orange citrus mix, and nutmeg. The black pepper is rated at an 8.

3/4 inch in the flavors are like I previously described. In order of intensity they are nutmeg/leather combination followed by the subtle sweetness of orange citrus and cedar. The black pepper is everywhere and lingers nicely on the palate. The finish is a toasted cream.

At the midpoint and pretty much at the band the sweetness seems to have picked up. The leather is a "new" leather. The nutmeg notes are becoming faint but still around. The pepper is still good. The cigar is medium to full bodied. The burn is very even.

With a little over 2 inches remaining the leather is still strong but some of the sweet notes are fading. There are still sweet nutmeg notes but the citrus and cedar notes are decreasing. The cigar is now full bodied. The finish is unchanged.

The cigar ended much like the last segment; heavy on the leather notes, sweet nutmeg, and black pepper. The finish is unchanged and the cigar is still full bodied. This cigar is less sweet than the Antillas. Another good cigar from My Fathers Cigars and priced around $9.

Score: 91

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