The My Father Garcia y Garcia Robusto Deluxe is yet another example of a strong start, but mediocre middle and finish. But this time around, there's more salt on the wound, as it comes at a hefty price point of $30 MSRP.
The My Father La Promesa Toro has some interesting complexity in the first third of cream, baking spices, cocoa, cedar and the trademark My Father pepper. That complexity fades moving into the second third and the experience is fairly average for the remainder of the cigar.
Handcrafted in Nicaragua by Don Pepin Garcia, this cigar uses some of the most exclusive and aged Cuban seed tobaccos grown in Nicaragua to recreate the traditional experience. It is crafted with a Habano Rosado wrapper, Jalapa and Esteli binders and all Nicaraguan filler.
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.
If you're a fan of My Father, this cigar is one that continues to fit into the portfolio nicely. While it probably isn't possible to find any more of these in shops, I'm sure some are still kicking around on the secondary market. It's one I wouldn't mind smoking again as I have a couple more sitting in the humidor.
Flavorwise, it was dominantly earth and leather with a great caramel sweetness within the first two thirds, but unfortunately tapering off within the last third. This new blend is definitely worth a try but nothing to go deep on.
I can say the cigar has aged quite well. I enjoyed the overall profile, especially with the spice transitions keeping me engaged the entire, long 3 hours. I think the cigar has a lot more legs left, and aging for another few years won't hurt, and hopefully will improve it.