Today, I have the great pleasure to review yet another My Father cigar – La Antiguedad, which translates to “The Antiquity” or “The Age”. The cigar is a tribute to cuban heritage and art, and its design makes this clear – showing amazing attention to detail, including a painting on the band that is rather impressive.
On to the smoke! The wrapper is Habano Ecuador Rosado Oscuro and is the only leaf not grown on one of My father Cigars’ farms. The filler and binder are Nicaraguan tobacco from the regions of San Rafael, Las Quebradas and San Jose – all owned by My Father Cigars. This is a 5 1/4″ x 52 robusto with a creamy, milk chocolate-hued wrapper that is firm to the touch and seamless in construction. The cigar is fairly priced at around $7, with the other 4 sizes in the line ranging up to $8.50.
I snip into the beautiful triple cap and give a light tug on the cigar. The pre-draw is of aged tobacco with a citrusy, dark berry fruitiness. The draw is easy. I toast up, and as I’ve always said (starting right now), Pepin puts the “pep” in pepper! There is a blast of pepper, with cedar and leather, billowing in a cloud of chalky white smoke and a finish that lingers in the back of my throat – a great first draw! The flavors continue to be what I would describe as “traditional” aged tobacco, cedar, leather, earthy, and of course, pepper. The smoke is full of texture, probably the most texture I’ve ever experienced in a cigar. It coats my entire palate and lingers for minutes on end.
The La Antiguedad is a slow burning, long lasting cigar. I’m able to really enjoy each puff and let the cigar rest for a few minutes at a time. The flavors build up in my mouth, so I’m pairing it with an unsweetened iced tea, and surprisingly it works really well.
I’m about an hour in at this point and just passed halfway. It has required one relight and some minor touch ups. The flavors are consistent and still dominant. It is medium to full in body, leaning on the full side, and the strength is a perfect medium.
Finishing up now and the cigar has yet to disappoint me, the flavors stay prominent with each draw and the retrohale has been nothing short of spectacular. Smoke billows the entire duration, it is a satisfying smoke and I am left feeling at peace. Sometimes I smoke a cigar that is great but I’m left in want of another one. This cigar is a “one and done” in a good way!
Would I smoke this cigar again?
Yes, most definitely. The price is right and the flavors are there—while it’s not the most interesting cigar in the MF lineup, I’d recommend buying 5-10 of these for your humidor.
- Fantastic draw
- Good price point
- Long lasting
- Not interesting enough to stand out in the MF lineup