Saturday, May 14, 2011
My Father Le Bijou Special Edition Corona
My Father Le Bijou Special Edition Corona - 5 5/8 X 46. Wrapper - Double Oscuro Nicaraguan Habano, Binder - Nicaragua, Filler - Nicaragua. Full bodied. Rolling team 2. Only 300 signed and numbered boxes were made exclusively for Puff 'N' Stuff Cigars. Blended by Jaime Garcia and owner Alan Tybor.
Initial taste - Dry cedar and spice.
First third - Strong spiciness, leather, some woodiness and notes of raisin.
Second third - The cigar really opens up with flavors of spice, citrus, leather, chocolate and a raisin fruitiness. Very nicely balanced.
Last third - Spiciness continues with the tangy citrus leather, chocolate and the raisin fruitiness. Very long wonderful finish of spice citrus leather and chocolate. This finish lasted a long time.
Construction was excellent - gorgeous silky-brown, smooth wrapper. This has to be the thickest and strongest wrapper that I have seen on any My Father/Pepin Garcia cigar. Burn was sharp producing a light gray solid ash that held on. Draw was perfect with plenty of billowing smoke.
A fantastic smoke bursting with robust flavors. Complexity and balance was superb especially for such a full bodied smoke. If you like the regular My Father Le Bijou line, you will love these - think of it as a Le Bijou on steroids. MSRP is $190.00 for a box of 23 or $47.00 for a 5 pack which is a very good value for such an exceptional cigar. You can get them at Puff 'N' Stuff Cigars website or by calling 1-770-908-9388. Definitely a top ten for 2011 nominee for my blogs - great job Jaime and Alan!