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Fonseca by My Father

Aww, that's cute. My Father adopted a teenage girl named Fonseca!

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Chris Allen
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The Breakdown
Wrapper
Nicaraguan Corojo 99 Rosado
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Vitola (Size)
Robusto (5 1/4 x 52)
Price (USD)
10.00

What? Fonseca was acquired by My Father from Quesada? It's so fitting to the story that a company called “My Father” adopted a new baby girl named Fonseca from Quesada. The question is... Is this face-lift of a cigar any better? 

Surely we don’t want to see what happened to Myspace when it went to shit, then got acquired, then got a sporting young celebrity named Justin Timberlake to rep it, all to STILL fall short of everyone’s expectations. We...shall...see.

Construction

Pretty good looking cigar. Sporting a mildly rough to the touch wrapper with a hue that I challenge is a Rosado in color. Am I color-blind? Meh. Perhaps. No flaws, or anything.

Burn

What can I say... it was a solid burn. Anything you get from My Father, I can honestly say, rarely has any burn issues. This cigar had just enough draw resistance, took very few puffs for great smoke production, and burned nice and evenly around the edges... Overall fantastic. Queue the clap track!

Flavor

Now I've had enough My Father cigars to tell you that they lean towards the full-bodied, bold type. What I thought was interesting was that this cigar seemed more subdued in that category. Did it take anything away from the de-facto, traditional My Father experience? Absolutely not! In fact, this cigar was bitter, salty, and had just the right amount of spice making for a very well-balanced flavor. It was refined. Sophisticated. Was there a lot of flavor change-ups? Not really. BUT, it also didn’t need it. I think just about any level of cigar smoker could enjoy this cigar.

Highly recommended.

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This one is highly recommended. I feel like My Father really challenged themselves to break out of their typical blends, and I think they nailed it on this one. At around $10 it's hard to scoff at it, passing it by in your local humidor. Not to mention it may just be the ideal entry cigar into the My Father brand itself! Well worth getting your hands on!
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My Father

It all began from a very humble beginning when Jose Pepin Garcia and his family established a very small cigar factory in Little Havana in 2003. Jose Pepin Garcia could not have imagined at that moment that his love and passion for cigars would help him to build one of the most recognized companies in the cigar industry. His companies have become synonymous with highly rated and well-distinguished brands.

Author
Chris Allen
Co-host of The Hot Ticket Podcast. With only 3 years in the cigar industry, Chris is willing to try any cigar (and we mean any cigar), and has built quite an extensive catalog of cigars he's smoked or reviewed in such a short time.