La Reloba

La Reloba seleccion Mexico robusto

A few days ago I posted a review of the La Reloba seleccion Sumatra robusto and today it’s time for the La Reloba seleccion Mexico robusto. This 5×50 robusto is the new, yet unreleased, blend of the La Reloba line, which also exists in a Habano version. The band looks the same, except that it’s in the color of the Mexican flag, green white and red, instead of the black & red (Habano) or black & yellow (Sumatra) bands.
The dark and oily San Andres Mexican wrapper has a few very thin veins. I smell a barnyard with wood and some tar. The construction feels good. The predraw is fine and I taste some floral flavors with some pepper on the lips.
I taste a spicy earth flavor and after half an inch some sweet herbs and pepper too. A quarter of an inch later I also get a tiny bit of milk chocolate on the background. After an inch I taste wood with herbs and a bit of milk chocolate. After a third I taste toast with a little bit of citrus and herbs.
The flavors are getting smoother and milder halfway the cigar, there is a little bit of chocolate in the aftertaste. After two thirds the wrapper cracks open and I taste toast, some herbs and some milk chocolate. The chocolate disappears and I taste toast with some herbs. The last few puffs bring me some black pepper too.
This cigar lasted me an hour and forty minutes. The draw was a bit tight, but still good. The smoke is thick. I had to correct the burn over and over again. The ash is coarse and firm. This cigar is full bodied and full flavored but not as sweet as I expected from a Mexican San Andres wrapped cigar.
Would I buy this cigar again? No boxes, but a single every now and then, for sure.

Appearance: 8 / 10
Construction: 7 / 10
Draw: 7 / 10
Burn: 6 / 10
Smoke & ash: 8 / 10
Aroma first part: 7 / 10
Aroma second part: 7 / 10
Aroma third part: 8 / 10

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La Reloba seleccion Sumatra robusto

La Reloba is one of the latest addition to the portfolio of My Father cigars and the original release contained two lines, the Habano with a red band and the Sumatra with a yellow band. When I was in Florida last november I bought a few of each and it’s time to review them. I picked the Sumatra robusto, a 5×50 cigar for the first review of the La Reloba line.
The cellophane wrapped cigar has an oily wrapper with a few veins. The band looks cool and the cigar has a mild barnyard smell. The construction feels good and the predraw is fine. I taste tobacco.
I taste pepper and soil with some herbs. The flavors are dry and spicy. After half an inch I taste dry herbs. The herbs taste Indonesian to me, it tastes a bit like a Dutch shortfiller dry cigar where a lot of Indonesian tobacco is used for, but with a Caribbean longfiller twist. I also taste some sweetness.
After a third I taste wood, herbs and some sweetness although the sweetness disappears almost immediately. Halfway I taste some chocolate with the wood and the herbs. After two thirds I also taste some sweet nutmeg. Near the turning point the cigar gets spicy again.
The smoke time of this cigar is little over an hour. The draw is good and I get a lot of thick smoke. The burn is good too and the light colored ash is firm. This cigar is full flavored and medium to full bodied.
Would I buy this cigar again? I’ve had better cigars from My Father, I still liked it though.

Appearance: 8 / 10
Construction: 8 / 10
Draw: 8 / 10
Burn: 7 / 10
Smoke & ash: 8 / 10
Aroma first part: 7 / 10
Aroma second part: 7 / 10
Aroma third part: 7 / 10

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