The following review of the My Father Cigars LA ANTIGUEDAD is from a friend of mine Eric Gauthier from the Facebook group Cigar Club Lounge. I gifted Eric a couple of sticks from a box I purchased last month. Eric is a disabled Marine veteran and artist. He paints cigar related art and has some awesome T-shirts for sale also.
I have to say, I have smoked through a box of these and Eric’s review is spot on.
And now for the review.
Review by: Eric Gauthier
Blend: Habano, Ecuador, Rosado. with an Oscuro Wrapper
With the roasting of the foot , the aroma was pleasant and not over powering . The draw is flawless .
The burn on the My Father Cigars, La Antiquedad is very very clean . I only had 2 touch ups that needed to be done throughout the entire cigar . The construction of the cigar is rock solid . The wrapper was a beautiful sight with some ” tooth ” to it , and had a wonderful oily sheen that was very very nice .
I begin with, the first few draws I taste a smoothness of earth and a slightly spiced nutty flavor on the retro hale . The first third is very smooth and mellow and very tasty to say the least .
From the first 3rd to the halfway point , the flavor of the cigar slightly increases and is not too ” peppery ” on the palate. I have to say at this point the ash is still tight and still on the cigar ensuring an amazingly cool smoke .
Now here is where the fun begins and the flavor profile changes to earth and natural leather and the “spice ” picks up more, and the ” walnut ” flavor subsided . The finish and the taste of this cigar on the lips lasts quite awhile even though I find myself licking my lips after just about very draw.
Now the last 3rd . The flavor is at the maximum and I find it quite difficult to continue because of the smoke becoming hot . This may not be the cigar contributing to this, as I am a faster paced smoker . I literally removed the ash 3 times for the entire enjoyment of this cigar . This cigar had the ability to make me want to ” sip ” each draw of smoke , instead of pulling the draw in fast and long . Some cigars , the longer you draw in , the better the flavor . This is not one of those cigars . This cigar is made to be sipped and enjoyed slowly .
All in all , I have to say that I will be buying more of these cigars very very soon. My personal rating on this cigar ( from 1 being the lowest rating , to 10 being perfect ) I will honestly give this cigar a 9.25 rating . I have even written this in my cigar journal .
I feel that this cigar is an excellent addition to your regular rotation as well as have a box on hand to age .
I would strongly recommend this cigar to friends and cigar aficionados alike . This is the PERFECT after dinner , early evening cigar that you can enjoy to take the edge off at the end of the day . Throughout my review of this cigar , I did not eat anything an hour before hand , and for a beverage I had a glass of Poland spring drinking water and nothing else . I didn’t want the beverage to alter the taste of the cigar . So my review on what I feel would be great to pair this with is yet to be determined .
For this specific review , I wanted the flavors of the cigar ONLY , to give a more accurate ( to the best of my ability ) review . Mind you that after each draw , a drink of water took place to help clean the pallet for the next draw . I especially drank more water on the focus points of the cigar at the 3rds interval . I feel that is where the flavor profile begins to change . I appreciate the opportunity to give a complete review . I look forward to posting more . I hope this informational review can help you in your decision to purchasing some of these great cigars for YOUR humidor .