Cigar Reveal #78


My Father - La Gran Oferta

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Brand My Father
Cigar La Gran Oferta
Wrapper Ecuador
Binder Nicaragua
Filler Nicaragua
Description It's hard to believe that the original My Father line debuted a dozen years ago now. Pepin Garcia's company quickly became one of the most popular and ubiquitous brands in America, and La Gran Oferta is their latest addition to the My Father portfolio. Just about every one of the My Father lines have their own identity, whether it's the powerhouse Le Bijou, the pleasant, medium-bodied My Father Connecticut, or the thick, dark chocolate smoke of The Judge. But, in both tobaccos and flavor-profile, the Gran Oferta is a callback to the original My Father from 2008. Both use Nicaraguan filler and binder tobacco from My Father's own farms, along with an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper. Though the body itself is more medium-bodied, after the initial black pepper subdued, the tasting notes reminded us of thick, long-lasting flavors like molasses, leather, high-proof bourbon, and rich wood. Overall, this is one of the least 'in-your-face' offerings from My Father, but still the subdued, yet rich tasting notes make it a welcome addition to the My Father line.
Review: Leaf Enthusiast
As I got into the second third, the chocolate note went toward more of a dark chocolate with a high cacao content, which mixed very well with the pepper. I also started picking up on some baking spice. Earth and coffee notes were in the background. In the last third, the earth and coffee notes came to the fore, swapping places with the chocolate flavor which faded to the background. Pepper stayed fairly consistent on the palate and nose. 
Review: Cigar Dojo
As far as comparisons go, My Father La Gran Oferta is more subdued than its 2008 predecessor, offering an overall medium body (sometimes jumping up to medium-plus) and long-lasting flavors that manage to capture your attention long after the cigar has finished. Molasses, bourbon-soaked hardwoods, leather, black pepper, and rich espresso can all be found—each note complementing the next virtually seamlessly.