October 14, 2018

My Father Cigars La Gran Oferta Lancero (7 1/2 x 38)

Video review HERE.

(Description taken from Cigar-Coop.com 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 EstelĂ­, 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
Toro: 6 x 50 
Torpedo: 6 1/8 x 52
Toro Gordo: 6 x 56
Lancero: 7 1/2 x 38 REVIEWED TODAY

The cigar is beautiful to look at. It's long, thin, and well made. There is a blue cloth band at the foot. The cigar has an above average feel in the hand.

There is also a small pigtail at the cap.

The test draw after cutting the cap was very good. The initial flavors at light up were a candy-like orange citrus, brown sugar and tingly cinnamon quickly followed by a nutmeg link to plenty of black pepper, leather, and black coffee. The black pepper was rated at an 8. It is quite peppery. The leather is light and clean. The nutmeg is not intrusive and is actually a nice bridge to the darker notes. This cigar comes across as much sweeter than the toro version. There are a greater percentage of sweeter notes to darker notes in this cigar at this point. 

At the first third (24 minutes) the cigar is burning very evenly. The cigar continues to be nice and sweet. The flavor notes are just like I initially described. The darker notes do not intrude on the nice sweet notes. The cigar is medium to full bodied at this point. The finish is a sweet cream with some leather notes and nice lingering black pepper. I am enjoying this cigar much more than the toro. For the first third I rated it at a 93.

The second third (54 minutes) had the cigar moving to full bodied. This was the biggest change, which was a welcomed surprise. The nutmeg has not made as much of an increase as the leather has but it still remains in a manageable amount. The coffee also seems to be slightly elevated. But, the sweeter notes remain the dominant flavor. Because of the elevated leather the orange citrus is a little like a sweet cedar but I'm going with an orange citrus but there is a lot of brown sugar attached to it so it's very sweet regardless of what you call the flavor; citrus or cedar. The finish is unchanged. I am still enjoying this cigar at the same level as before so the second third score is also a 93.

The cigar lasted 1 hour 20 minutes. A good time for a lancero. In the final third a touch of sweetness was lost on the front end but not a significant amount. The flavors are mixing well and are about even. The cigar remains very full bodied. The finish was unchanged. With the slight loss of sharp sweetness I lowered the final third score to a 92. This is far and away a better tasting cigar than the toro. These are available now and you can purchase them HERE and there are 5 packs available. Very enjoyable cigar.

Overall Score: 93 (92.67)

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