Flor De Las Antillas by My Father Cigars
The Flor De Las Antillas is a product of My Father Cigar Co. Being the fanboi that I am, I grabbed this the minute Ed told me they were in stock. To quote, or at least paraphrase Ed, “This cigaa is equal to, or better then the Casa Magna Domus Magnus.” That is a tall order, especially since the Domus was my #1 cigar of 2011. Let’s see if I agree with Ed or not.
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Sun Grown
Binder & Filler: Nicaraguan
Size: Belicoso 5.5 x 52
Price: Around $7.00
Pre-Smoke & Construction:
The word that came to mind when I looked at the wrapper was, rustic. It was somewhat wrinkled from being box pressed. There was as split towards the head, but I wasn’t concerned. The odor of the wrapper was barnyard. Yea folks, it smelled like poop. For whatever reason, this isn’t a bad thing. Squeezing the cigar revealed some minor inconsistencies, but it was well packed. The draw had slight resistance, and the pre-light flavor was dark coffee and earthiness.
The ash held for over an inch, and the burn required one minor touch up.
The first third opened up with an easy pepper and wood. Coffee, with a tinge of sweetness, gradually entered the picture. Simple, but good.
Pepper increased, but remained smooth in the second third. It had a nice little kick, but it was dialed down. Wood, coffee, and a sweet cocoa were evenly mixed in the flavor profile. There may have been a hint of nuts in the background. At the halfway point, the sweetness would come and go. On the draws that had no sweetness, a tingly spice would take its place.
The last third kept the same basic flavor profile as the second third. The main difference was, some draws were creamy and sweet, and some were dry and crisp. The tingly spicy aftertaste slightly increased in strength.
This was a good, even a very good, medium to full bodied cigar. Construction, flavor, burn, ash, it had it all. BUT, I will have to agree to disagree with Ed. This cigar isn’t better, and it isn’t worse, than the Casa Magna Domus Magnus. I can’t draw the same comparison that Ed can. See how subjective this cigar reviewing stuff is? Needless to say, the Flor De Las Antillas is a solid cigar, and it holds its own. I’ll be smoking more of these, guaranteed.
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