Cigar Review: My Father La Dueña Petit Lancero No. 7

Cigar Review: My Father La Dueña Petit Lancero No. 7

My Father Cigars
Country: Nicaragua
Wrapper: USA (Connecticut Broadleaf)
Binder: Connecticut Broadleaf & Nicaragua
Filler: Connecticut Broadleaf & Nicaragua
Size: 6 x 42
Strength: full bodied
Price: $7.75

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Overall Rating: 8.5

Don Pepín Garcia and Pete Johnson are two of the modern heroes of the cigar world, which is why their latest team up, La Dueña, has been so eagerly awaited by avid cigar enthusiasts. It is a My Father with a little bit of Tatuaje personality thrown in. Having tried this cigar in all available sizes, it is the petit lancero that really stands out above the rest. The smaller ring size allows for more of the flavor from the Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper to come across during smoking. Unlike most cigars this shape the La Dueña Petit Lancero still manages to be full-bodied, but not so strong that it sacrifices flavor.

Pre-Light: The La Dueña Petit Lancero is a good looking little cigar. A dark chocolate colored Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper really sets off the white and red cameo band. A pigtail cap only adds to the classy almost Victorian look of this cigar.

An aroma of oak, tobacco and nuts is apparent from the unlit cigar. The pre-light draw is much easier than I’d expect from a smaller ring gauge cigar.

Burn: Because of the small ring size, I suggest using a soft flame butane lighter or wooden match to light the La Dueña. The aroma that occurs upon lighting this cigar is really different, even one of the girls at my local cigar bar noticed how great it smelled. It smells like fall with its subtle pumpkin and hay notes. The downside of the smaller ring size is that it can burn a bit hot at the end. Of the several smoked for this review only one had an uneven burn, but I may have been smoking it a little too fast.

Flavor: At first the cigar is full of pepper and spice with just a slight sweetness. There’s a flavor I can’t quite put my finger on that reminds me of my mother’s pumpkin pie. By the middle of the cigar, chocolate and dark roast coffee flavors become more prevalent with a slight hint of toast. A spiciness creeps back in as the cigar nears its end. The draw is incredibly smooth and easy. At the transition into the last third a popcorn like flavor occurs, but quickly disappears. My Father La Dueña is complex and flavorful enough for even the most discerning cigar smoker.

Overall: First, I tried this cigar in a variety of sizes and found the petite lancero to be the most flavorful. The Pepín and Johnson partnership has produced another stellar cigar. I’ve yet to see another cigar make such use of the Connecticut Broadleaf tobacco. It’s a flavorful robust cigar that deserves to be tried at least once if you’re a fan of what comes out of the My Father factory. The aroma of this cigar makes it interesting; couple that with the flavor and you’ve got a truly original cigar. For me this is not an everyday cigar, but is perfect when I need a quick full bodied cigar.

Pairing: A nice dark roast coffee or cappuccino goes very well with the My Father La Dueña. Single malts such as the Tobermory 15, Glenmorangie Original, The Macallan 15, Glengoyne 21 or Penderyn Welsh Single Malt Whisky all pair fairly well with this cigar.

Reviewed by Jonathan David (@JonDavid1210)