Cigar Aficionado

My Father Le Bijou 1922 Torpedo Box Pressed
Torpedo Box Pressed
52 52
Tasting Note
First came the My Father brand in 2008, created in secret by Jaime Garcia to honor his father, José "Pepin" Garcia. One year later, Pepin decided to pay tribute to his own father by making this line extension, the My Father Le Bijou 1922. The Le Bijou Box Press Torpedo is a Nicaraguan puro, unlike the original My Father, which has an Ecuadoran wrapper. The Le Bijou has an extremely dark wrapper dubbed Habano Oscuro by the Garcias. The pressed smoke delivers a red-pepper spice that evolves and sweetens, taking on a distinct cocoa powder and coffee bean character, yet remains balanced. The Garcias, makers of the 2012 Cigar of the Year, continue to impress with one top-scoring cigar after another.
Size Figurado
Ring Gauge 52
Length 6 1/8"
Filler Nicaragua
Binder Nicaragua
Wrapper Nicaragua
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Jan 01, 2014
Price $11.00
Designation Top 25 of 2013 | Rank: 19
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2013 | Score: 91

Dark and pressed, this belicoso starts out with red-pepper spicy flavors that sweeten to a distinct cocoa powder and coffee bean character. Well balanced.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2012 | Score: 88

A medium-bodied, box-pressed torpedo with a toasty, earthy flavor profile. Hints of pepper appear on the palate before a tarry, overcooked finish.

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
100-Point Scale