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Everybody knows that Jose "Pepin" Garcia can make incredible big and brawny cigars. So when My Father said they were releasing a Connecticut Shade cigar, we were intrigued.
My Father Connecticut is clad in a tawny Ecuadorian Connecticut shade-grown wrapper that's super-silky. Underneath, though, the formula becomes really interesting. A Nicaraguan Criollo '99 binder, and a combination of Nicaraguan Habano and Corojo long-fillers help move the strength into the mellow to medium-bodied range. This 90-rated gem has notes of leather, cocoa, nutmeg and a slightly floral character. Here's all the proof you need that Don Pepin Garcia can make a great mellower cigar, too.