Origin : Nicaragua
Format : Petit Robusto
Size : 4.5 x 50
Wrapper : Pelo de Oro / Habano Oscuro
Filler : Nicaragua
Binder : Nicaragua
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…
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.
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.
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.
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 :
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.