My Father

My Father le bijou 1922 churchill

I was chatting with an American friend on facebook some time ago and he tricked me into telling that I never smoked a My Father Le Bijou 1922. Don’t mistake this for the normal My Father line though, the normal line was created by Pepins son Jaime as a tribute to his father while the My Father le Bijou (French for jewel) 1922 was created by Don Pepin to commemorate his father.
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The cigar looks great with a nice dark wrapper. I do think that the band is a little over the top, there is just too much going on. The wrapper doesn’t have a lot of veins and the construction feels good. The predraw is fine but leaves no flavor on my palate. The 7×50 churchill does have a nice peppery barnyard aroma.
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I get a medium full coffee flavor and I do miss the signature Pepin pepper twang. After almost an inch I do get some herbal flavors too. Little passed an inch and the coffee turns into leather on a mild herbal background.
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Halfway the leather changes into wood with herf and after ⅔ the coffee returns. The wood slowly disappears, I only taste coffee with leather, herbs and finally some pepper but I can’t say I like it a lot.
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The smoke is medium thick and the quantity is medium too. Medium seems to be the key word as both flavor and body are medium too. The burn is good and so is the draw. The salt & pepper colored ash is quite firm.
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Would I buy this cigar again? No, this cigar is probably the Don Pepin blend that I least liked. Too be honest, if I wasn’t reviewing the cigar I would have tossed it.

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

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My Father lancero

I think by now everybody knows the story behind the ‘my father’ and that it’s blended by Jaime Garcia to honor his father Jose ‘Don Pepin” Garcia, so I won’t go into details about it. The ‘my father’ is made from Nicaraguan Habano seed tobacco with a nice Habano Rosado leaf from Ecuador. I smoked the lancero today, a 7 ½ inch long cigar with the ring of 38. This vitola is very elegant with the nice oily wrapper, the stylish band and to top it off the small pigtail. The wrapper is quite smooth and the construction feels great. The predraw is a bit on the tough side and gives me a dry peppery wood flavor.
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I taste a nice coffee flavor with a mild chocolate aftertaste, full flavored. After a few puffs I also taste some pepper and a few moments later some cedar shows up to replace the chocolate. But the chocolate comes back with some extra strength after about an inch. This mix of flavors minus the pepper and with some spices is the flavor I can taste for quite some time. The flavors are warm & cozy
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The coffee disappears and the main flavor is spices with some wood and mild chocolate on the background. The chocolate keeps growing stronger and then fading away again, becoming the dominant flavor and then off to the background, becoming dominant, off to the background etc for a while. The flavors are well balanced, even though they are constantly changing the dominant flavor. At the end I get a fairly strong creamy nut flavor.
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I get plenty of smoke from this cigar and the firm as is light colored, almost white. The draw started a little tight but got better on the way. No complaints about the burn. This cigar packs a lot of flavor.
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Would I buy this cigar again? Yes!
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Appearance: 8 / 10
Construction: 7 / 10
Draw: 6 / 10
Burn: 8 / 10
Smoke & ash: 7 / 10
Aroma first part: 7 / 10
Aroma second part: 8 / 10
Aroma third part: 8 / 10

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