My Father Le Bijou Petit Robusto

My Father Le Bijou Petit Robusto

Origin : NicaraguaMy Father Cigars
Format : Petit Robusto
Size : 4.5 x 50
Wrapper : Pelo de Oro / Habano Oscuro
Filler : Nicaragua
Binder : Nicaragua
Hand-Made
Price : $7 each
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I have been a big fan of the regular My Father cigars, but never gave the Le Bijou line a chance until now. My local B&M, Habana House in Austin, had just gotten a new shipment of these in months ago and were recommended for me to try out by Abdul, the manager of Habana House. I obliged due to the fact that the new Le Bijou was in my favorite vitola, a petit or short robusto. I also had to try it due to the fact that the new Le Bijou was sporting the infamous pelo de oro wrapper. So here is what I thought…

Appearance : ★★★★½
The small robusto sported a dark brown, mahogany colored wrapper with very small veins down its sides. The usual Pepin triple cap adorned the head. No flaws in the seams or anywhere that I could see. About as flawless an appearance as one can get. I really dig the ornate band with the secondary Le Bijou branding.

Construction : ★★★★★
The cap cut clean, and upon the dry draw there was a tad bit of tightness but nothing to hinder smoke output. The smoke came out of the cigar pretty well. This cigar became one of those that you light and forget about it because it burned so perfectly. The Bijou never needed a touch up.

Flavor : ★★★★☆
This one was surprisingly smooth upon lighting and the first few puffs. I was expecting a pepper blast but never received one. The beginning was very milk chocolately with a floral ending. The floral component is what I get from a lot of the My Father cigars except for those with cedar wrapping. I got some toasted oak and coconut on the retrohale. Smoke was creamy and flavorful. Into the 2nd third and I got a change of flavor to leather, roasted coffee, and a touch of citrus. The pepper blast I was awaiting the whole time hit me in the last third of the cigar and could definitely feel it clinging to the back of my throat. In that last third, the power was amped and now took a full turn towards full bodied, but never relented in producing creamy, thick, sweet smoke. A pure joy of a smoking experience in my honest opinion and probably the best cigar out of the My Father line.

My Father Le Bijou Petit Robusto

Value : ★★★★☆
I got mine around $6.50, but see these selling more around the $7 range. The day before smoking this, I had smoked a Viaje Exclusivo Short at the same price. Though both were good, the My Father provides more factoring in the amount of tobacco and smoking time. So I would definitely say these are box worthy at this price for premium smokes.

Overall Rating : ★★★★½
This cigar just plain delivers for its price tag and small stature. For those guys up North that need a shorter smoke that is full flavored but won’t totally knock you on your a**, this is the cigar for you. Or for the connoisseurs out there that want to see what pelo de oro is all about, ya’ll should check this cigar out. I think Jaime and Pepin got a legend in the making with this little guy.

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9 Comments on “My Father Le Bijou Petit Robusto”

  1. Aaron, this is one of your better reviews I think.

  2. Couldn’t agree more with your review. This stick is fantastic, and it really shines in the PR vitola.

  3. I tried this one recently and was very pleased. Such a complex set of flavours, just as your review states. Great cigar!!

  4. Aaron,
    After reading your review, I decided to order three or four of these little guys for me and a few war buddies to try out. They got here a couple days ago, and after some time in the humidor we decided to bust them out tonight. We had to smoke inside one of the bunkers because of a sniper threat (not many afghans smoke anything other than marijuana here, so a big burning orange dot in the distance is a great target).
    We really enjoyed them, all three of us. I personally loved the flavor, the draw was perfect, and the cigar burned perfectly. It definitely picked up in strength towards the end, but the journey there was filled with the slightly sweet, majorly smooth floral and chocolate notes you described.
    This cigar has earned a spot in my humidor, no doubt about it.

  5. Glad you liked it, Andrew. Rereading this review makes me want to go find a box to buy now. Stay safe out there. See you soon.

  6. a very well named cigar! what a gem! yummmmmmm!

  7. I was sitting in my local B&M shop the other day when the Don Pepin representative made an unannounced visit. As we were all talking he started handing out sticks.

    He handed me the Le Bijou petit robusto. I’ve been a fan of the My Father series for a while, but hadn’t tried the Le Bijou.

    Color me impressed. I honestly think this is the best My Father that I’ve smoked. I don’t remember the specifics of the flavor profile, and I apologize for that, but I won’t apologize for recommending that you try one of these little gems if you have the chance.

  8. this one is a WOW AND A HALF LOVE IT X999999999999

  9. Spot on review Aaron…I have just lit one up it has been in bottom of humidor for about a year with the cello wrapper removed (had couple of boxes and for some reason this last one never got smoked). Great and full on when I smoked them within short time of receiving – this last one with a little humidor time takes it to another level. Beautifully balanced and complex, with same flavour profile and perfect burn as in your review- going to try and get another box to age a little.

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