This Nicaraguan puro is made by Don Pepin Garcia at the My Father factory in Nicaragua. The cigar is named after the Cuban town where José ‘Don Pepin’ Garcia was born. This cigar is a medium filler, which means that the cigar is made from both longfiller leafs and shortfiller. The ratio of the leafs is about 70% longfiller and 30% short. This mix is rolled in a Nicaraguan habano wrapper and there you have the Tabacos Baez serie SF.
This cigar looks nice, the wrapper is nice and dark, dry and leathery, but like old aged and dry leather like the face of an elderly fisherman. The wrapper as a few veins and the band is quite simple. The construction of this 6×50 toro feels good but the raisin flavored predraw is on the loose side. The cigar has a strong barnyard smell.
I taste a full coffee flavor with lots of earth flavor and a hint of chocolate. After ⅓ I taste dry wood and straw while all the other flavors have disappeared. The aftertaste is mild herbal.
Halfway the chocolate makes a return, but just faint and for a little time only. The main flavors are wood and herbs. The herbs slowly gain strength until they are dominant.
The duration of this smoke is about 70 minutes. I got a lot of smoke but the draw was a bit on the loose side. The ash has a pepper and salt color and is quite firm. The burn is pretty straight. I would say this is a full flavored cigar with a medium to full body.
Would I buy this cigar again? Yes, these sticks are dirt cheap and quite nice. These could easily be a daily smoke that doesn’t hurt the finances.
Appearance: 7 / 10
Construction: 7 / 10
Draw: 6 / 10
Burn: 8 / 10
Smoke & ash: 8 / 10
Aroma first part: 7 / 10
Aroma second part: 7 / 10
Aroma third part: 6 / 10