La Antiguedad Robusto By My Father Blend info:
Origin : Nicaraguan
Filler : Nicaraguan
Binder : Nicaraguan
Wrapper : Habano Ecuador Rosado Oscuro
This cigar is the fine work of Don Pepin Garcia and My Father cigars. The Garcia is a legend in
the cigar world and their My Father Cigars factory has a reputation for turning out the finest
This cigar is a work of art both in appearance and construction. The label has a gold outline with
LA ANTIGUEDAD printed in large gold tinted red letters and My Fathers Cigars in smaller letters.
There is a beautiful artist rendering in the center. To add to the appearance there is a red ribbon
surrounding the foot of the cigar. The cigar itself is very tightly rolled into a box-press
configuration with very few if any veins. It has consistent firmness throughout with a solid cap. I
am very impressed with the overall packaging. Pre-light the cigar has the smell of rich tobacco
with a slight smell of pepper.
After cutting the well-constructed cap my pre-light draw again provided a taste of fine tobacco
and earthy flavors with a hint of pepper. The first draw after lighting was probably the harshest
of the entire cigar and it was still very mild. The fine tobacco was obvious and the taste of
pepper complimented it very well. The construction of the cigar is again apparent in the ease of
lighting and the ease of the draw.
One Inch In
At this point the La Antiguedad taste is earthy and mild and the slight pepper taste is just the right addition.
After ruining several shirts just trying to see how far the ash would hold up I have come to the
conclusion that this is a question not worth the cost of addressing but the ash this cigar provides
is incredibly solid at this point (even maintaining the box-press shape).
One Third Point
I am amazed at how the construction of the cigar still impresses me. The burn is even, the draw
is excellent, and the mild taste is very consistent. The pepper has started to reside just slightly. I
am searching for an abundance of flavors but everything is just a hint of something. Earthy
tobacco, possibly a hint of coco and leather, but nothing that really stands out. That’s not being
critical of this cigar. The La Antiguedad is a great tasting mild cigar so far and the solid feel and the way it draws
tells me this is a quality cigar from every aspect.
Two Thirds Point
Now the pepper has started to come back slightly. The box-press shape is still holding out, the
burn is still consistent, and the mild taste is still very pleasant but the strength is picking up just
a smidge which is welcome. I am cooking ribs in the smoker while enjoying this cigar and I am
required every once in a while to leave the cigar sitting for a few minutes. The cigar maintains its
burn even if left unattended which again speaks for the construction.
Towards the end of the smoke the pepper does become more obvious but I never experienced
any harshness in the entire smoke. The La Antiguedad burn remained remarkably even and the box-press
shape, while relaxing a little towards the end, was present throughout.
I think the La Antiguedad is a well-constructed solid burning mild cigar. The packaging is very impressive, the
consistency of the taste is exactly what you would want if you’re looking for a mild cigar for both
the experienced cigar smoker as well as the beginner.
As far as rating the cigar I am experiencing the same problem I always have. If you are looking
for a cigar with a full body robust taste then this cigar would probably rank as a good cigar. You
will appreciate the construction and enjoy the mild flavor but it probably won’t quite get you to
where you want to be. If you are looking for an enjoyable mild tasting cigar then you would
likely rate this as a very good cigar. It should have pretty much everything you are looking for.
While I know many people who enjoy a glass of wine with their cigar, I think a good cigar
deserves a good glass of whiskey. This cigar would allow you to choose your mood easily by
complimenting it with a whiskey that defines your direction of choice. If you are in a mellow
mood a glass of fine bourbon would go well with this cigar. The mildness would not overpower
the taste of the bourbon itself yet there’s enough taste coming out of the cigar to enjoy both
equally. If you were in a slightly more troublesome mood a glass of rye whiskey would be an
excellent companion to this cigar as the mildness of the cigar and the slight bitterness of the rye
would play “good cop bad cop” with your taste buds. In other words I think the mildness of this
cigar would go well with whatever your drink of choice.
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Review by Giles Dixon