Comprehensive Cigar Reviews

My Father - Lancero 7.5 X 38

The My Father line offers a well balanced blend of Nicaraguan filler and binders wrapped in a Habano Rosado leaf grown in Ecuador.  The line is known for full body cigars with similar strength.  The quality of these cigars is considered very high throughout the industry and Cigar Audit can't disagree, these are well made.  I have had these in the Lancero size before and I will say I can't wait to smoke another.

Look and Feel: 

The My Father lancero is a nice looking long and  thin cigar.  Tight seams with moderate veins and a nice slight oil sheen to it.  It is a nice chocolate wrapper and has a nice leathery smell to it.  The cigar has a good quality triple cap and is tight fill except by the foot. 

Foot Third:

At first light this cigar you taste rich earth and leather (extra full) and a mixture of black pepper and sweet spices.  (Cinnamon, clove, nutmeg & white pepper) This offers off a thick smoke and offers a nice rich leather and tobacco aroma.  Quickly the extra full body has pulled back to a medium full with leather and a creamy earth.  Hints of coffee with very mild nuts and some cream notes.  So far a nice full body start with fairly complex flavors.  The burn is pretty straight but the ash does not hold long. 

Body Third:

The body had a few draws that were a little awkward and then settled into a bell pepper with leather and cream.  Hints of citrus and sweetness pop in here and there adding a very nice blended sweetness.  The retrohale has a bigger bite to it but still smooth offering bell peppers and white pepper with a hint of citrus.  The burn is pretty quick, lanceros tend to slow down half way through but this one has not.  The finish has moved to a mild leather and mild sweet spices.  I have had to relight the cigar twice which is a little disappointing.  Other than that, construction is pretty good.


Head Third:
This has kept the bell pepper note with the leather and light earth as binding flavor.  The finish has moved to a light cream with leather and very mild spices.  (nutmeg and clove for the most part)  The retrohale has become stronger yet with white pepper as the note.  The construction is doing better at this point but no major transition.  Slight hints of meaty notes have entered towards the end of this third. 


This cigar has performed well but some other My Father lanceros have performed better.  When all is said and done it was a good cigar with rich flavors of earth, leather and bell pepper while offering hints of many other flavors including cream, citrus, and sweet spices. Something to keep in mind, I'm going to rate this cigar with a 92 and this one is the poorest example I have ever smoked.  Most My Father Lanceros that I have had in the past would usually get a rating around 95.  Lancero is a vitola that is very hard to make well and this one was still great!

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My Father Cigars

Review By: Matt

70-80 Points - Poor to Fair          81-90 Points - Fair to Good          91-96 - Excellent          97-100 - Epic

My Father Cigars is a very young family owned company who skyrocketed to popularity.  Starting in 2003 by Jose Pepin Garcia in a small factory in Little Havana, the company quickly became known as the hottest cigar maker.  Offering a nice variety of lines, My Father Cigars tend to offer full body cigars with well blended and well manufactured cigars. 

Review By: Matt

Look & Feel
Wrapper quality, smell from the wrapper, smell from the foot, box presentation, and color of wrapper.


Burn quality, draw quality, heat on the draw, quality of the wrapper, and cap construction.


Flavor & Balance
Overall flavor of the cigar, balance of flavors, strength to body balance, and complexity.

Value taking the quality vs. the market vs. the market price

Overall Rating
Taking all aspects into consideration we rate based on the quality of the cigar and the quality of the experience. 

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