Cigar Review: My Father Cigars Le Bijou

Basic Information:

Name – My Father Cigars Le Bijou 1922

Size – Petit Robusto

Wrapper – Ecuador Habano

Tobacco Blend – Nicaragua

Pricing – $6.30

Body – Medium + to Full

Construction/Appearance:

This cigar is double banded.  The first being the normal My Father’s logo with shades of salmon, white, green and gold.  The second is the Le Bijou 1922 logo using the same color scheme. The foot has a bright orange ribbon around it.

The cigar itself is milk chocolate in color with one noticeable vein.  The wrapper is smooth and oily and it has a nice shine.

Pre-Light:

Aroma – Sweet cedar and earth

Type of Cut – Straight cut

Cold Draw – Sweet cedar and subtle herbal notes.

After Toast:

First Third – Upon toasting this stick, the dark chocolate notes hit with a slight cedar.  Along with that, black pepper hits the back of the throat pretty hard.  Nice kick to it right out of the gate.  This quickly turns into a dry leather with slight spice at about five minutes into the smoke.  Then a very subtle chocolate covered raisin note reveals itself but quickly diminished around the ten-minute mark.  Toward the end of the first third, a nice blast of hazelnut hits the palate. The burn is pristine and the ash holds through this portion of the cigar and is light gray with dark spots from oil.

Second Third – The leathery flavor comes back along with some dark chocolate. The pepper dies off at this point, which then reveals a nice earthy wet wood flavor. Shortly after, the hazelnut comes back and pepper kicks up a notch, a bit more than prior. The burn remains pristine and the ash fell off around the inch and half mark.

Final Third – The hazelnut leads into the final third along with baking spices and a subtle natural tobacco earthy flavor.  The dark chocolate flavor gave it bittersweet ending and the burn remained pristine throughout entire smoke.

Suggested Pairing:

Scotch – Glenlivet 18

Wine – Domaine Loubejac Pinot Noir

Overall Experience:

This cigar has sentimental value to me as a box was given to me for my wedding by a business mentor and his son.  It is a great cigar, that has a great deal of complexity to it, so it is not for beginners.  I do recommend this stick once you learn to enjoy the many flavors of different cigars.

Ratings:

Cigar Aficionado – Box Pressed Toro Size – 2015 Cigar of the Year

About My Father’s Cigarhttp://myfathercigars.com/