Wednesday, February 29, 2012

My Father Le Bijou 1922 Petite Robusto
Size: 4.5 x 50
Wrapper: Pelo de Oro Habano Oscuro
Filler: Nicaraguan
Price: $7.25

Last Friday, Shaun and Charity came for a visit; thankfully, they were shopping for a house this time, to make their return permanent. We had a great dinner at The Majestic Grille: New York strip steak, with garlic mashed potatoes and a red carmenere wine from Chile. Afterwards, we strolled to King's Palace Cafe on Beale, to listen to a jazz trio, where I tried The Singleton, a new scotch for me. Finally, we ended up at the Cigar Emporium on 2nd. A really nice, plush shop with lots of seating. They have plans to add a martini bar.

This cigar received a 90-point rating in CA. My Father Le Bijou 1922 is a new extension of Pepin Garcia's pricey My Father line. Le Bijou means "the Jewel" in French. (I have no idea what 1922 references.) It features a dark black Ecuadorian-grown Habano Oscuro wrapper. Like most Pepins, it starts with a blast of black pepper which quickly abates into a medium/full smoke. Unlike the Cuban Classic or Blue Label, this cigar didn't pick up its spice again in the final third. Construction was great, and though short this cigar lasted a full hour.

Very enjoyable, although not noticeably better than some of Pepin's less expensive offerings.

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