The My Father Limited Edition 2010 cigar was a collaboration between Don Pepin Garcia and his son Jaime Garcia. A total of 2000 boxes of 12 toros were released back in September of 2010 with each cigar contained in a coffin. Jaime Garcia was responsible for bunching the tobacco while Don Pepin Garcia rolled the cigar. The Limited Edition 2010 featured a Hybrid Ecuadorian Habano Rosado Criollo wrapper which according to Don Pepin Garcia, is prone to disease and can easily spread through a tobacco field. As a result, he said this would be the last time that the tobacco would be used for a cigar.
I’ve smoked and enjoyed plenty of the Limited Edition 2010 cigars over the past one and a half years but decided to do a review to see how the flavors have since developed. I review the My Father Limited Edition 2011 which was a good cigar though I feel it faced a steep climb after following the 2010 version. You can see the review of the Limited Edition 2011 here.
My Father Limited Edition 2010 Review
Wrapper: Hybrid Ecuadorian Habano Rosado Criollo
Size: 6 1/2 x 52
Days in Humidor: 515
Smoke Time: 2hr 10min
Location: Tasty Tobacco Shop
I am taking a liking to the beautiful wrapper and even though it is toothy, the milk chocolate color of the wrapper is appealing. Some of the veins are prominent in select areas though the Limited Edition 2010 feels smooth overall. This cigar certainly feels well rolled and bunched with only a slight give when squeezed. Even though the triple cap isn’t seamless, it is above average. The extravagant double bands fits the occasion well though they come close to overwhelming the cigar. While the top band is the usual My Father band while the lower label says “Limited Edition 2010″ and “MMX” signifying 2010. The cigar has some good weight to it while feeling it in my hand as well.
I made a smaller than usual cut across the head and was glad I did after I took a cold draw. The draw was slightly airy but not loose and I fully expected it to open up a bit after lighting the Limited Edition 2010. Lighting the cigar went without a hitch with wrapper accepting the flame perfectly. The burn on this cigar was as good as it could get never wavering at any point. The draw was smooth and I was happy to have made a small cut. There was a steady stream of smoke and an abundance of it on the draws with a creamy texture. The grayish ash lasted approximately one inch which was slightly surprising considering it has always lasted much longer on the Limited Edition 2010 over the past year.
The My Father Limited Edition 2010 has a wonderful aroma coming from the wrapper. It has notes of cedar, cinnamon and dark chocolate which is amplified when I smell the foot. In the initial draw, I taste some mellow leather notes mixed in with cedar and earth. While the finish is peppery, it isn’t as dominating when the cigar was first released. The first third continues with similar notes but the pepper has a little bit more strength. There is also a syrupy presence with the flavors as I taste wood, nuts with hints of caramel. As I finish the first part, I have to say the one and a half years of rest has improved the flavor profile.
In the second third, the leather flavors are stepping forward with some cedar, chocolate and caramel, the last two being very subtle. The pepper finishes strong as I feel a tingling sensation on the tongue. The leather and caramel are pairing very well even though the leather is more noticeable. In the final third, I’m picking up some toasted notes and the pepper is in the background. Spacing out the draws even more allows some sweet flavors to come out. However, in the final 1.5 inches, white pepper is abundant but I do taste notes of wood and black coffee.
- The My Father Limited Edition 2010 is a medium complex and full bodied cigar that holds my attention every time I smoke one.
- I found the 2nd third to be the part where this cigar really comes through with the flavors.
- The flavor profile has improved somewhat since they first came out in 2010. One concern to aging these cigars is losing the more subtle notes that make this cigar shine.
- I definitely enjoy and appreciate the Limited Edition 2010 more than the Limited Edition 2011 version. While I believe knowing that Don Pepin Garcia and Jaime Garcia rolled and bunched the 2010 version plays more of a psychological role, the flavor profile of the 2010 captivates me more.
- It’s hard to put a price tag on a cigar as such as this simply because of who was involved. While I’m hesitant to pay $20 for the 2011 version, I think the 2010 provides an enjoyment on various levels.
- There are mixed opinions about this cigar but after smoking almost 15 of them, I can say that the My Father Limited Edition 2010 should be a proud achievement for both Don Pepin Garcia and Jaime Garcia alike.
- If you come across these in a shop, don’t hesitate to purchase a few to try.
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