Review: Flor de Las Antillas by My Father Cigars

This Flor de Las Antillas Robusto came to me by way of a Redditor who bombed me, Zekes2517.  It’s always nice to be able to try something new, thanks very much Zekes2517!

 

Nose:

Sweet hay and cedar here.  I wasn’t able to pick up much else but I was eager to light up.

Construction:

Flor de Las Antillas by My Father Cigars was in the Robusto vitola, measuring 5” long with a 50 ring gauge.   Flawless construction, sporting a triple cap.  These cigars are box-pressed with flat veins running throughout the wrapper.  The wrapper on this is is a sun-grown Ecuadorian Habano Criollo harvested from Don Pepin Garcia’s farm in Namanji, Esteli, Nicaragua.  The cigar blend itself was created by Jaime Garcia, son of Don Pepin Garcia.  The name of the cigar, ‘Flor de Las Antillas’ is Spanish for Flower of the Antilles.  This is also a homage to Cuba the largest island in the Greater Antilles island chain. 

 

 

Flavor:

First

My initial taste impressions are white pepper.  There’s some dried wood coming through after a few draws, mostly what I would describe as oak and cedar.   The rest of the first third is largely unchanged until the end

As the cigar begins to transition to the second third there is some light earthiness coming through.

Middle

The earth that was light in the initial third is the dominant flavor here.  The earth gives way to some sweetness after approximately 5 minutes.   At the halfway mark some pepper breaks through and the earth picks up in intensity again. 

I found that the flavors waxed and waned throughout the second third, with no one set of flavors settling in.

Last

The earthiness continues to build in strength into the last third.  There is some charred nut flavors on the post-draw.   As I move closer to the end it becomes somewhat acrid and I let it go out.

Burn/Draw:

Fairly even burn here and a perfect draw.  I would expect nothing less from a cigar out of the My Father factories.   Total smoking time was almost exactly 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Value:

The Flor de Las Antillas Robustos are quite affordable.  Singles range between $6 – $7.   5-packs are between $31 – $35.   You can also pick these up in a 20 count box around $120.

Final Word:

This offering by My Father Cigars, although fairly dominant in earthy notes, was quite enjoyable for me.   It’s more thank likely a result of the  Flor de las Antillas coming out of Esteli, Nicaragua which is usually an easy sell for me.   These are towards the more full bodied range for strength, and are quite affordable for all aficionados.   If you enjoy other My Father offerings, or are looking to try something new, you can’t go around picking up a few of these to try for yourself.

 


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Comment by Paul Stephens on October 19, 2013 at 9:18am

Good review CS - spot on.

I bought a couple of boxes of the robustos at the beginning of summer.  They are a medium body/medium strength with not a lot of change in the flavor profile, but they are a good smoke.  I prefer the belicoso size which I thought had a much more varied flavor and strength profile.  I only have one of the belicoso's left - I'll save it.  I usually give the robustos to friends if they don't want to smoke a LFD DL or Padron. 


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Comment by Cigar Surgeon on October 19, 2013 at 9:27am

Thanks for the kind words Paul!  I'll have to keep my eyes out for the belicoso.  I'm a big fan of belicoso and torpedo vitolas.


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Comment by Nate Martin on October 19, 2013 at 10:08am

very nice. cant wait to try this one. been recommended by many to me

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