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Cigar Review: My Father Cedros Deluxe Cervantes

2 Nov 2011

There are many ways to discover an enjoyable cigar. My latest came about because I’m a sucker for cedar. So, when I noticed two sizes of My Father cigars sheathed in what looked to be branded cedar, I picked up the Cervantes for about $7.50.

I’d smoked several of the regular line of My Father cigars and thought they were pleasant enough. Nothing to get too excited about, but certainly a good smoke. Until I saw the Cervantes and the corona gorda Eminentes, I wasn’t even aware that there was a cedar subset.

Unfortunately, the brand website currently has no information on any of its cigars, so I had to look elsewhere for details. According to several other sites, the binder and filler are Nicaraguan while the wrapper is an Ecuadorian hybrid. I’m guessing that the two cedared vitolas have the same blend as regular My Father cigars.

But I found the taste to be significantly different. The Cervantes opens with lots of cedar and pepper that blasts along for the first half or so of the 6.5-inch smoke. For the remainder of the cigar, there’s strong leather and wood as the cedar and pepper drop back. With attention, you’ll also find numerous other flavors among the deep, rich tobacco.

I’ve smoked four of these 44-ring-gauge lonsdales, and they were remarkably consistent. Construction and draw were excellent on each, with a thick burn line and a tight, grainy white ash. The cigars themselves were a little lumpy, though the brown wrapper is smooth and firm.

If, like me, you’d found the My Father line OK but not outstanding, I suggest you keep an eye out for the Cedros Deluxe. I rate the lonsdale-sized My Father Cedros Deluxe Cervantes four stogies out of five.

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George E

photo credit: My Father Cigars

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