Personal Cigar Review: My Father La Gran Oferta Torpedo

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Cigar Details: My Father La Gran Oferta Torpedo

  • Vitola: Torpedo
  • Length: 6.12″
  • Ring Gauge: 52
  • Country of Origin: Nicaragua
  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Rosado
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Factory: My Father
  • Blender: Undisclosed
  • Price: $8.80
  • Release Date: July 2018
  • Source: Developing Palates

Aaron-Loomis

 Aaron Loomis

Pre-light Experience

The wrapper is dark brown and has a few prominent raised veins present. The seams are visible due to the thickness of the wrapper. The torpedo head is well finished with the thick caps. There are two bands with the primary being the standard design for the brand and the secondary carrying the same design and noting the line. The aroma from the wrapper is damp wood and tobacco sweetness while the foot brings dry wood and some stone fruit sweetness. The pre-light draw brings young wood and tobacco sweetness.

First Third

The cigar begins with dark wood, baking spice and a light cream. At a half inch in, a bit of chocolate joins the profile. At an inch in, the chocolate has dropped out as the baking spice has picked up slightly. The retrohale has the spice up front with the dark wood right behind. As the third comes to a close, the baking spice has mellowed as the dark wood is up front and a slight cream remains. The strength in this third was slightly above medium.

Second Third

As the second third begins, the cream is replaced by mustiness while the dark wood is up front and the baking spice has mellowed. At an inch in, some char joins the dark wood. The retrohale has the dark wood up front with the mustiness right behind it. As the third comes to a close, the charred dark wood is quite full while the mustiness is a supporting note. The strength in this third has bumped up to medium-full.

Final Third

As the final third begins, the full charred dark wood continues with some mustiness in the background. At a half inch in, some bitterness joins the profile. The retrohale carries a warm, toasted wood. As the cigar comes to a close, the charred dark wood is still the note up front and the mustiness follows it up. The strength in this third remained at medium-full.

Burn

The burn line was slightly wavy at times. The ash held on in one inch increments.

Draw

The draw was slightly tighter than I prefer but didn’t cause any issues with the smoking experience.

Overall

The cigar began with dark wood, cream and baking spice and a brief period of chocolate. As it progressed, the cream and baking spice faded out as some mustiness joined in. The dark wood became charred and finished out that way. Construction was very good and didn’t require any attention. The brief period of chocolate in the first third was a nice touch and I would have loved to see that stick around longer. Overall, the profile was quite dark with the dark wood that became charred and the strength that built from medium to medium-full. The My Father La Gran Oferta Torpedo probably isn’t something I’d return to, but for those that like dark profiles with the strength to match, I could see this being something that draws them in.

Aaron Loomis

SCORE

5.50

Cost/Point

$1.60

Scoring System

Aaron
GoodPre
Light
GoodFirst
Third
AverageSecond
Third
SubparFinal
Third
Very GoodBurn
Very GoodDraw
AverageOverall
Personal Cigar Review: My Father La Gran Oferta Torpedo
Aaron LoomisPersonal Cigar Review: My Father La Gran Oferta Torpedo

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