Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Rosado
Binder: Nicaraguan Criollo 98
Filler: Nicaraguan, including Pelo de Oro
Brand:  My Father
Factory:  My Father Cigars S.A.
Vitola: 6 ¾ x 54 Toro Deluxe 10 count box
CigarNoise Price Range: $25+

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My Father Garcia y Garcia – Prelight

The Ecuadorian Habano Rosado is a gorgeous looking, slightly oily wrapper, leaving no doubt regarding its high quality. Thin veins and hardly any seams show that the most skilled Torcedors constructed this beauty. The cigar is packed firmly with no soft spots detected.

My Father modified their regular band for the Garcia & Garcia, displaying the Garcia Family at the top and Garcia & Garcia below the My Father heading.  After applying a V-cut, the cold draw offers up sweet hay, spice, chocolate, and cedar.

My Father Garcia y Garcia – Smoking Experience

On first light, the Garcia & Garcia produces natural tobacco flavors and a subtle pepper note. I was expecting the usual blast of pepper from a My Father but was pleasantly surprised with a softer experience. After the first couple puffs, the tobacco is joined by chocolate, floral spice, citrus, and hints of cedar and earth.  The pepper moves into the background after the first ten minutes. The chocolate in the first third comes and goes so subtly that, if I weren’t paying attention, I’d miss it completely.

The second third starts off very slow but is picking up as I move forward. The flavors are dull and difficult to discern but thankfully, it doesn’t continue in that direction indefinitely.  Eventually, earth, chocolate, citrus, cedar, pepper, hints of baked bread, natural tobacco, and ginger are combining to develop authoritative complexity. The citrus and pepper are so intense that I am glad I have a sweet tea nearby to sip on, leaving a stinging sensation on my tongue that is very refreshing. For some this might be too much to handle.

The final third is my least favorite segment. Chocolate, floral spice, and citrus are prominent with cedar, pepper, and earth in the background. The flavors don’t balance each other well at all, and they fail to come together.  I’m not sure why, considering it’s almost the same flavor profile as the previous thirds. Unfortunately the G&G continues on this path until only the nub is left. Throughout the entire cigar, the smoke output remained heavy, thick, and creamy white. Even while resting the smoke output was on the heavy side.

My Father Garcia y Garcia – Burn and Draw

The My Father Garcia & Garcia is the best constructed cigar I have ever smoked. HIgh quality cigars are what you expect from My Father, but this is the best I have seem from them. The burn line on the G&G was straight from start to finish without any touch-ups required. The draw was absolutely perfect with great temperature throughout. The ash was medium grey and very tight. The first ash did not fall off until about the 40-minute mark.

My Father Garcia y Garcia Review
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I went into this review not thinking about the price point. The $35 retail is very daunting for some folks and I completely understand that. On the other hand, I wanted to give this cigar a fair review without the price point hanging over my head and then factor it into my final score. The My Father Garcia & Garcia is a very good, complex cigar. Now here is where the price comes in to play for me. At the $35 MSRP, the My Father Garcia y Garcia has stout competition to go up against. With that being said, the G&G is worth forking out the cash to try at least once.
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Garcia y Garcia
My expectations were sky high given the fact this is the most expensive cigar My Father has ever produced.
The first two inches found me struggling to keep the cigar lit and there was a bitter note in the finish. By the end of the first third, the flavors were finally falling in line but "complex" is not a word I'd use to describe them. Cedar, earth and citrus with slight hints of pepper. With the realization all palates are different, I never got chocolate from this cigar at all.
Let's talk mechanics for a minute. The burn line was never crisp on my cigar and it was wavy at times, but wasn't bad at all. What was bad was the propensity for this cigar to want to go out. I re-lit the cigar twice in the second third and twice in the final third and I wasn't ignoring the cigar at all. The ash was flaky and a bit messy all the way through. The largest portion of the ash that held tight was the first two inches. Draw was great and smoke production, when it stayed lit, was also quite good.
At $35, I expected much more from this cigar. While the flavors weren't bad at all past the first two inches, they never transitioned at all, providing a predictable profile beginning to end. Unlike Chris, Inhad to consider the price in my review and that is where the value of price vs. performance takes a large hit.
August 27, 2016, 4:44 pm
Freaking Fantastic cigar
While the price tag may scare a few people away, this is MUST smoke.
August 19, 2016, 7:44 pm
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Chris Mccouch

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