September 30, 2018

My Father Cigars La Gran Oferta Toro (6 x 50)

Video review HERE.

(Description taken from website)
At the 2018 IPCPR Trade Show, My Father Cigars launched its sixth blend under the My Father brand name as well as its second Habano Rosado cigar under the brand, the My Father La Gran Oferta.

La Gran Oferta translates to “The Great Offering”. It is also the name of an old cigar brand that was sold in 1913. As for the cigar, it features an Ecuadorian Habano Rosado wrapper over a Nicaraguan Cuban Seed binder and fillers that come from the Garcia family farms in Nicaragua. It is available in five sizes: Robusto, Toro, Torpedo, Toro Gordo, and Lancero. Each size is packaged in 20-count boxes. The cigar is produced at the My Father Cigars factory in Estelí, Nicaragua.

Blend Profile
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Rosado
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan
Country of Origin: Nicaragua (My Father Cigars SA)

Vitolas Available
Robusto: 5 x 50
Torpedo: 6 1/8 x 52
Toro Gordo: 6 x 56
Lancero: 7 1/2 x 38 REVIEW COMING SOON

The cigar is a medium to dark brown and well made. The bands are quite ornate. The cigar has an average feel in the hand.

The test draw after removing the blue band at the foot and cutting the cigar was good. The initial flavors at light up were a sweet, pink grapefruit quickly followed by a massive amount of leather and black coffee with a considerable amount of nutmeg. There was black pepper initially rated at an 8. The pink grapefruit is noticed in a flash because the leather and black coffee quickly engulf everything.

About an inch or less in the flavors settle down which was desperately needed. While the leather is still prominent it's no longer overpowering. The sweet notes come out more and the cigar starts to be enjoyable.

At the first third (23 minutes) I noticed some brown sugar notes to go along with the pink grapefruit. The leather, nutmeg, and black coffee continue to be in a satisfying amount. The finish is a nutmeg and cream combination with nice lingering black pepper. I seem to get flashes of fudge in the mix of flavors but it comes and goes. The cigar is medium to full bodied. At this point I enjoy this type of cigar. It has enough sweet notes to counteract the massive nutmeg, leather, and black coffee. I rated the first third at 92. 

At the second third (49 minutes) the cigar has turned, as so many My Father cigars do recently, very dark and unsweetened. Initially I called the sweet notes a pink grapefruit but now it's barely detectable. I would call it a generic cedar and it has very light and with very little sweetness.  You have large amounts of nutmeg, leather, and black coffee. The pepper is still good but the cigar has lost almost all it's sweetness. The cigar is full bodied now. The finish is pretty much unchanged. The cigar made a hard turn to the dark side. You could almost call it bland. I rated the second third an 89.

The cigar lasted 1 hour 7 minutes. That's a little short for a toro. The good news is some of the sweetness came back. Not to the level it was initially but it improved. I once again got the pink grapefruit-type flavors with some noticeable sweetness. The leather, nutmeg, and black coffee were still quite elevated but at least there was some sweetness to go along with them. The cigar remained full bodied and the finish was unchanged. This was almost like 2 different cigars from the first third to the second third. I wish the cigar maintained the level it had in the first third. It was most enjoyable during that segment. With the increase of some sweetness I rated the final third 90. If these sound like something you'd like you can purchase them HERE. I will be reviewing the lancero version of this cigar soon. 

Overall Score: 90 (90.33)

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