August 17, 2014

My Father Connecticut Robusto (5 1/4 x 52)

Video review HERE.

This is another cigar that was sent by Justin Lacy for me to review. He sent 2 of these cigars. Thank you
Justin for your generosity.

(from the My Father website)
My Father Connecticut is going to be an extension of the already existing line My Father and My Father Le Bijou; the cigar is blended by Jose "Pepin" Garcia and his son Jaime Garcia at the My Father Cigar Factory in Nicaragua : It features an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper, Nicaragua Corojo 99 Binder and Nicaragua Habano-Criollo filler, all the tobacco coming out of the Garcia's farms with the exception of the wrapper which comes from Ecuador. This cigar also features a very unique aromatic leaf that gives the cigar aromas and flavors; a special fermentation process was given to this particular type of tobacco in order for it to release all the aromas and flavors that the Garcias were looking for to finish the last touch of this blend.

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
Filler: Nicaragua Habano-Criollo
Binder: Nicaraguan Corojo 99

The cigar features the typical My Father band as the top band and a separate band beneath it signifying the fact that it is the Connecticut line. There is also a black band around the foot.

The cigar is obviously well made and very light in color; much lighter than the typical My Father cigar. The cigar is triple capped and dense.

The test draw after cutting the cap was very good. The initial flavors at light up were a nice orange citrus and nutmeg combination. There was a tremendous amount of white pepper which I rated a 9! If you like pepper it's a fantastic flavor! There are also black coffee notes at the base with some underlying roasted nuts. You cannot miss the white pepper when you light up this cigar! But...will it last???

About one inch in the initial flavor assessment is correct but you can also add some light cream. The sweet nutmeg is the primary flavor with the citrus secondary, while the cream gives both a creamy flavor. The roasted nuts and coffee are still in play. The finish is a sweet cream with some nice lingering white pepper. The cigar is medium bodied at this point.

At the lower band the citrus notes made a jump forward. The roasted nuts are also more prominent along with the sweet cream. On the finish the sweet cream is a little thicker and sweeter.

At the upper band I lost the cream notes, but the roasted nuts have some buttery flavor to them. The nutmeg is again the lead flavor followed by the citrus. The coffee notes are still in play. The white pepper has toned down from it's original intense flavor to a 7 or 7 1/2. However, on the finish the white pepper has intensified. It is very nice and adds to the sweet cream  and (now) roasted nuts nicely.

The cigar ended with the citrus notes but they are a little fainter along with the roasted nuts, which have lost a lot of their buttery flavor. I also lost the nutmeg. The coffee maintained the base. The white pepper remained at a 7 to 7.5. The lingering pepper remained very, very good. The finish was unchanged. The cigar ended on the upper range of medium bodied. Had this cigar maintained the high level of pepper that it stated with I would have rated it higher as I am a pepper fan. This is a lighter cigar from My Father and I'm sure it's targeted to draw in the lighter cigar lovers. A very good cigar and on shelves now. Fresh from the IPCPR in Las Vegas.

Score: 91

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