4 1/2 X 50 - Natural - Box of 23
A Jewel!, 23rd Mar 2017
Reviewer: The Cigar Authority
The cold draw of the Le Bijou 1922 serves up some notes of molasses and a slight spice while the foot of the cigar is the reverse with more spice and a slight molasses. Lighting up the cigar there is a subtle Pepin like pepper though not as in your face as we come to expect from the line.
During the first third of the cigar the cigar has subtle notes of pepper and earth and there is a slight meat like quality as if you could a T-Bone on the barbecue. The meat is more noticeable on the aroma though and it creates an intoxicating effect.
As we enter the second third of the cigar and the ash drops the pepper kicks it up a notch especially though the nose. Due to the size the secondary band comes off at this point as to not accidentally burn it through neglect. As the ash reforms a sweetness reminiscent of the cold draw appears with some toast notes and earth. As the second third comes to a close there is a syrup sweetness lingering on the palate.
The last third of the My Father Le Bijou 1922 sees the sweetness of the cigar fade away to an afterthought fairly quickly as the pepper and earthy notes remain and a steak like finish where it has been slightly charred while on the grill. In the last inch of the cigar a distinct fudge note tease slightly before disappearing as fast as it arrived.