Country of origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper: San Andres Oscuro
Size reviewed: 6 x 54 Toro
An elegant double band is wrapped around a dark, oily San Andres wrapper. As expected for My Father, it looks very well made. Tight seams and a precise triple cap. There’s a strong, pungent cocoa, and cedar aroma.
The cigar opens with a blast of black pepper, both on the draw and retro. No surprise for a My Father, but sweet cocoa, leather, red pepper, and warm spices soon join in. Body is a solid medium, and holds steady for the whole smoke. The draw is a bit on the tight side, but smoke production is good.
An inch in, and it’s gotten a lot smoother. The pepper has calmed down just a bit, and cream has joined the party. The burn line is uneven, but doesn’t require any attention yet.
The second third continues on that trend. Smoother. Creamier. The black pepper is still there, but it’s been overtaken by the sweet cocoa, leather, and cedar. The burn has also evened itself up, and the draw is perfect now.
In the final third, the flavors hold steady, and some nicotine starts making its presence known. Nothing overpowering, but I’m a lightweight, so I can feel it.
Burn performance was very good. The ash held well, and the wavy burn fixed itself without any intervention.