My Father Cigars makes several great cigars and the My father Le Bijou is one of them. Le Bijou (The Jewel) 1922 is a blend that has been created by Jose “Pepin” Garcia in honor, appreciation and memory of his father, who was born in 1922.
The cigar is rich dark brown brown in color and a slight oily sheen given off from the Habano Oscuro-Oscuro wrapper. There is some light veining and the seams are nearly invisible. The body feels dense but pliable with no dead spots found.
From the body notes of leather and cedar are found along with a chocolaty sweetness. From the foot these odors are stronger but the same. In the cold draw there are flavors of sweet tobacco with pepper but the draw feels a bit loose.
The first half of of the Le Bijou has the tase of earth and pepper with notes of dark chocolate on the finish. Even though it felt loose on the cold draw when lit the resistance is fine. It burns evenly and provides plenty of light weight smoke.
Through the second half the earth notes become stronger and the pepper replaces the sweetness at the finish with a bit of saltiness. There was one touch up required to the burn line but after that correction it was sharp for the duration. The smoke stayed plentiful and had a pleasant aroma as well.
This was a wonderful smoke from stat to finish. Medium full in both strength and flavor this is definitely one that will start your day off right or is a perfect way to spend the evening paired with a nice bourbon or scotch. Once again, the Garcia family incorporates into their profile the passion for the Cuban Cigar tradition. With its excellent look and construction be sure to add some of these to your collection.