La Reloba Seleccion Sumatra

Today’s review is another Pepin creation and is made by My Father Cigars. I will admit, I am a bit of a Pepin whore. Like many of you out there, I like many of his blends. As you’ve come to expect, I lack any more details about this cigar. So let’s get to it…


Wrapper: Ecuador Sumatra

Binder: Nicaragua

Filler: Nicaragua

Size: Torpedo 6.12 x 52

Price: Around $6.00


Pre-Smoke & Construction:

The oily wrapper had no visible flaws, and had some blotchy color variances. The smell of the wrapper was a mild, sweet earthiness with wood. The foot smelled the same, but had a spicy note. The cigar had some minor soft and hard spots, and bounced back when squeezed. The draw was good, with slight resistance. The pre-light draw was a simple sweet earthiness with cedar.

The burn required one minor correction, and the ash held for just over an inch.

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The first third had a smooth cedary core with some pepper through the nose. It wasn’t your traditional black pepper, it was much smoother and had a slight zing. A sweet, floral undertone developed a little later.

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In the second third, the pepper calmed down significantly. Cedar and nuts took it’s place (yes, I said wood and nuts). The floral notes fell to the background, and a sweetness came to the forefront. It was slightly bitter and reminded me of dark chocolate. A spice developed that had a cinnamony sweet tingle.

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The last third kept pace with the second third. The cinnamon spice was more noticeable, and the strength and body may have increased slightly.

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This was a good medium to full bodied cigar. It didn’t have that peppery blast you may expect from a Pepin blend, and I have no problem with that. It shows some versatility in his blending style. There is really nothing bad to report. I’d recommend this cigar any day.

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9 Responses to “La Reloba Seleccion Sumatra”

bdcigarsmoker April 17th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

I found these while looking for a “green” cigar for ST. Patrick’s day, couldn’t find a candela near so I bought the one with the green band. Since then I have had all 3 blends and the Sumatra is my favorite. I have been loving the DPGs I have tried recently and have become a convert.
I second the recommending of this cigar.

jjo April 18th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

This stick seems to be a popular subject for review recently. :) I had one a while back and may have to re-visit it, but I think I’d like to try the Mexico first.

JohnG April 19th, 2012 at 6:44 pm

I too, am a Pepin whore. The Sumatra, Habano and the Mexico (in that order, for me) are all good. Thanks Tom.

Patrick April 20th, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Dang it, more Pepin whores. Hate that. Reduces the amount of his smokes I can get!!! 😉

Thanks for the review!

Tom April 22nd, 2012 at 10:13 pm

Yup most smokers have a Pepin blend they enjoy. My first instinct is to snub all that is Pepin. But who am I kidding? The guy knows how to blend, it is as simple as that.

Patrick April 23rd, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Snub Pepin? Really?!?!? Bet you don’t say that about Rocky…fan boy!

Tom April 24th, 2012 at 7:05 pm

Nope I don’t see myself turning against Pepin at any point!

Dylan April 28th, 2012 at 1:57 pm

…”Peppin whore”, truly epic sir! I am a fan as well, but I found this smoke a little less robust, and not quite up to “Peppin par”.

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