My Father La Opulencia Toro
The My Father La Opulencia blend is a marriage of two opulent tobaccos with splendid provenance—Mexican and Nicaraguan. The wrapper is a dark Mexican San Andrés that the company calls Rosado Oscuro. There are two Nicaraguan binders underneath, one Corojo and one Criollo, both of which bolster the body of the cigar. And then there's the filler, a combination of Cuban seed tobaccos grown by the Garcia family, owners and makers of the My Father brand. The Garcias have a number of farms in Nicaragua, and La Opulencia shows off the quality of the leaves grown on these tobacco plantations, known as El Pedrero, Las Lometas and La Bonita.This isn't the first time the Garcias have experimented with the Mexico-Nicaragua combination, but My Father La Opulencia is the most refined version of this blend, combining body, complexity and a stellar appearance. It's neatly box pressed and adorned with a secondary band that reads "La Opulencia," as this line is an offshoot of the core My Father series of cigars. The tobaccos play off each other in interesting ways. The combustion is perfect, the draw offering earthy underpinnings of chocolate and cocoa with each puff, balanced by a mid-palate oakiness and sweeter, subtle top notes of anise and nougat. And this cigar evolves, getting stronger incrementally as the flavors gradually gain intensity. It's another top effort from the Garcias, who have won Cigar of the Year two times.