Cigar Aficionado

My Father Le Bijou 1922 Churchill
50 50
Tasting Note
Earthy and full-bodied, this dark Churchill also imparts hints of mesquite and leather. Some metallic notes and dry wood affected the score.
Body Full
Size Churchill
Ring Gauge 50
Length 7"
Filler Nicaragua
Binder Nicaragua
Wrapper Nicaragua
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Aug 01, 2017
Price $11.90
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2018 | Score: 89

A hearty smoke full of oaky vanilla notes that are enriched by sweeter hints of black cherry and chocolate before a boozy, rum-like finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2016 | Score: 89

Attractively rolled with a dark wrapper and three-seam cap. It's a fairly bold smoke with a hearty combination of earth and coffee. A cashew-like nuttiness also emerges along with notes of freshly unearthed roots.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2015 | Score: 88

Dark and oily, this Churchill imparts a creamy balance of spice, licorice and toasted marshmallow. The finish is flinty.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2014 | Score: 89

Gleaming with oils, this medium-bodied dark cigar is sweet and fruity with touches of tar and wood, though the burn is uneven.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2014 | Score: 91

The notably dark wrapper of this cigar foreshadows the balanced, bottom-palate notes of coffee, sweet licorice and charcoal. Tasty and alluring.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2011 | Score: 87

The draw and combustion of this large Churchill are even and consistent. Initial hickory flavors turn charry and gummy with an aftertaste of perfume.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2010 | Score: 89

This Churchill is dark, oily and alluring with a full draw and even burn. First puffs are strong and cedary with some licorice but mellow a bit to show floral notes.

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