Tasting Note: The tip is a bit soft before cutting, but it draws and burns perfectly, showing remarkable balance and complexity ranging from coffee and vanilla to toast and minerals.
- Body: Medium
- Size: Figurado
- Ring Gauge: 52
- Length: 6 1/8"
- Filler: Nicaragua
- Binder: Nicaragua
- Wrapper: Ecuador
- Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Oct 01, 2011
- Price: $6.50
More Reviews of This Cigar
Issue: Cigar Insider, May 10, 2011
The tip is a bit soft before cutting, but it draws and burns perfectly, showing remarkable balance and complexity ranging from coffee and vanilla to toast and minerals.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Jan 01, 1970
The Garcia family continues to do extremely well in Cigar Aficionado's Top 25 rankings. The family has made multiple appearances every year for several years, and they are maintaining that trend with the La Reloba Selección Sumatra Torpedo, the third cigar from their My Father Cigars Factory in Estelí, Nicaragua, to make our Top 25 ranking of 2011. (That ties the factory with Tabacalera A. Fuente for most on the list.) Unlike My Father's other Top 25 smokes (the No. 2 La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor Belicoso and the No. 8 Cabaiguan Guapo) La Reloba is owned by the Garcias themselves. It's a well-crafted and absolutely delicious smoke, showing balance and complexity as well as notes of sweet vanilla, coffee and minerals. The Garcias have certainly cemented their reputation as top crafters of cigars.
Cigar Aficionado's 100-Point Scale
- Classic: 95-100
- Outstanding: 90-94
- Very good to excellent: 80-89
- Average to good commercial quality: 70-79
- Don't waste your money: 0-69