Cigar Review: Flor de las Antillas

Basic Information: Flor de las Antillas

Manufacturer – My Father Cigars

Size – Toro – Box Pressed

Wrapper – Sun Grown

Tobacco Blend – Nicaragua

Pricing – $7.00

Body –  Medium 

Construction/Appearance:

This is a nice box pressed smoke that is velvety to the touch. The cigar itself is milk chocolate in color with minimal veins and invisible seams.

Pre-Light:

Aroma – Chocolate, Cedar and Nuts

Type of Cut – Straight

Cold Draw – Cedar, Chocolate and Nuts

After Toast:

First Third – Cedar and spice hit the palate right out of the gate followed by a roasted nut component that follows through on the finish. A soft pepper gradually builds but fades quickly on the finish as well. The burn is wavy and ash held strong.

Second Third – The beginning of this third has a chocolate tone on the palate followed by the nutty flavor. The ash fell at the 2.5-inch mark and the burn remains wavy.

Final Third – The chocolate flavor really takes over and the cedar returns as well as the pepper on the finish. A salty sensation hits the palate towards the end and leaves you salivating. Great finish to the cigar. Burn tightened up to slightly wavy.

Suggested Pairing:

Scotch – Johnnie Walker Double Black

Wine – Unzu Rioja Crianza

Overall Experience:

I thought this Flor de las Antillas was a great smoke with smooth flavors that light up the palate. You have some sweetness, saltiness, along with a pepper kick and some tang all in a 90 minute smoke. No wonder this was a cigar of the year in 2012.

Ratings:

Cigar Aficionado – 96pts. Cigar of the Year 2012

About My Father Cigars – http://myfathercigars.com

Flor de las Antillas