The Garcias just don’t know when to quit, and for that, we thank them. The My Father La Opulencia cigar was the number 2 cigar on Cigar Aficionado’s 2018...
The Garcias just don’t know when to quit, and for that, we thank them.
The My Father La Opulencia cigar was the number 2 cigar on Cigar Aficionado’s 2018 Top 25 list, and it’s truly fine enough to sit beside any of the world’s best sticks. Don Pepin Garcia’s legendary blends have taken home Cigar of the Year twice already, and La Opulencia nearly scored them a third one. Of course, a third win would bring them even with Padron, another of the world’s very best cigar makers. Either one (along with Arturo Fuente and perhaps a few choice others) is definitely in the running for the all-time best cigar company not located in Cuba, and possibly even the world. But alas, according to the judges, this one was “only” the second best cigar of the year.
What a pity. We’re playing a sad tune on the world’s smallest marimba, right now.
“La Opulencia” translates to “Opulence” in English, and this cigar would make any smoker feel positively rich in the best way. Outside, there’s a handsome Mexican San Andrés Rosado Oscuro wrapper. Inside, a double binder of Nicaraguan criollo and corojo, bundles up a variety of Cuban-seed Nicaraguan fillers grown on the Garcia’s El Pedrero, Las Lometas, and La Bonita plantations. What exactly is in the soil there, anyway? Pure magic, it seems. This box-pressed ultra-premium cigar delivers flavors of cocoa, oak, sweet nougat, and anise, sending you right down that moon river on clouds of white smoke that you’ll always be sad to see curling up into the air, each one taking you closer to the end of an exquisite experience.
Not every hyped cigar can deliver, but My Father La Opulencia cigars will very quickly make you a believer as they take you far, far away from ordinary life.
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