Another lancero! Recently, I have reviewed the Cain F and La Flor Dominicana Air Bender lanceros and absolutely loved both of them. So, I said to myself “Self, if those lanceros were so good might other lanceros be similarly delicious?” To which I answered “I dunno… maybe. Let’s try some to find out.”
So here we are trying out another lancero, this is of the My Father Cigar Co. variety; the My Father No. 4 to be exact. It comes fully equipped with a pig tail, a medium brown wrapper with tons of oil on it, there’s some veinage going on, and the cigar feels a bit spongy to the touch. It has a bright barnyard kind of smell to it and, since I do like a lot of cigars that come out of this factory (e.g. the My Father Limited Edition 2011), I have pretty high expectations for this cigar. For this review I have smoked two of these cigars.
Length: 7 ½”
Ring Gauge: 38
Price: $216.00/Box of 23 | $48.00/5 Pack
Imagine a bunch of people with bags of pepper get shrunk to the size of amoebas, a la The Magic School Bus, and they simultaneously dump all that pepper onto your tongue and in your nostrils and you have a pretty good idea of what will great you if you light one of these cigars up. I love it. That pepper avalanche is a wonderfully unique sensation that evolves from a hard, overwhelming spiciness starting anew with each puff that momentarily gets tamed by oak, sourdough and some mild citrus notes until the next puff commences.
The second third is not much different but I believe that due to my gradual acclimatisation to the pepper it seems to have moderated. Which is a good thing because it does give the other flavors a chance to shine. What is really coming through during the second third is just how bright and vibrant the flavors can be with this cigar. It’s not perfect but what is?
With the final third you get a lot of the pepper still with some more of the oak. The texture of the cigar at this point is doughy and there is an undeniable dryness to it as well.
Full bodied with a good draw and burn; the My Father lancero is a very interesting cigar and if you are a fan of cigars that pack a lot of pepper flavor then you owe it to yourself to try it. There’s some complexity here as well, which helps smooth the rough peppery edges by adding some balance. Never sweet, this cigar is pretty dry but this enables these flavors to shine through very well.