1 Nov 2012
Quesada (SAG Imports/MATASA) makes some very good cigars, and the Garcias (My Father Cigars) need no introduction. So the project between Patricia Quesada, Raquel Quesada, and Janny Garcia—the “tres reynas” (three queens)—is a promising collaboration.
“Janny is like a sister to us…We always have such a great time together, so we thought it would be fun to make a cigar that would represent our special bond. It is a project we have been discussing for a while and are so excited to finally be able to share it with the world,” Raquel Quesada said of their cigar.
The cigar is made at the Garcia’s My Fathers Cigars Factory in Nicaragua. Available in three sizes—Robusto (5 x 50), Torpedo (6 x 54), and Gordo (6 x 60)—it sells for $7-8 each, with only 1,000 boxes of each vitola made. The cigar features a dark Connecticut broadleaf wrapper with Nicaraguan binder and filler tobaccos.
Pre-light the well-made Robusto (I smoked three for this review) features sweet tobacco and raisin flavors. Once lit, I find a combination of coffee, vanilla bean, milk chocolate, and hint of grass.
I was a little surprised by the lack of strength in this cigar given its Nicaraguan and broadleaf components. I’d classify it as mild- to medium-bodied. The only spice that makes an appearance is a hint of black pepper that comes and goes.
Still, it’s well-constructed, nicely balanced, and features a notably cool smoke. It’s the type of cigar that goes nicely with a cup of coffee in the morning or afternoon.
All around it’s a solid smoke: well-made, pleasant, balanced, and rich. Even though I didn’t find it to be exceptional, it earns a rating of rating of three and a half stogies out of five.
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