My Father Le Bijou 1922 Ecuadorian Connecticut Federal Cigar Edition Petit Robusto – Cigar Review

Today I am reviewing My Father Le Bijou 1922 Ecuadorian Connecticut Federal Cigar Edition Petit Robusto from Federal Cigar made my My Father Cigars. This was created as a new house blend after the success of Federal Cigar’s 91st anniversary Ecuadorian Connecticut. They had 50 boxes made for their 91st anniversary and it sold out so fast and was so popular they decided to commission it as a house blend in 3 sizes. Luckily for me they went with 3 of my favorite sizes (anyone who follows me regularly knows I love smaller gauges) Petit Robusto, which I am reviewing today, Cervantes a 6 1/4 by 44, and Corona Gorda 5 5/8 by 46.

Size: 4 1/2 x 50
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan
Strength: Mild
Body: Full
Flavor: Full
Cigars Smoked For Review: 1

Construction and Appearance: The My Father Le Bijou 1922 Ecuadorian Connecticut Federal Cigar Edition Petit Robusto has the classic My Father band with the foot Le Bijou band. It comes encased in a cedar sleeve with FEDERAL printed on it. The packaging is very attractive and part of the allure of this cigar. The wrapper of the My Father Le Bijou 1922 Ecuadorian Connecticut Federal Cigar Edition Petit Robusto is a very light brown with only tiny veins. It is smooth to the touch with a very well applied tight triple cap.

Flavor and Notes: The wrapper of the My Father Le Bijou 1922 Ecuadorian Connecticut Federal Cigar Edition Petit Robusto has notes of nuts, hay, and cedar with an overall sweet tone to it. The foot also has some sweet grassy notes along with nuts. I go with a straight cut due to the cigar’s smaller gauge and on the cold draw there are some sweet smooth grassy flavors.

Smoking Experience:  The My Father Le Bijou 1922 Ecuadorian Connecticut Federal Cigar Edition Petit Robusto opens up with a very full body of cool, creamy, sweet, smooth smoke. The flavors are grassy, nutty, and very creamy. Overall the thing that comes to mind to describe the experience is smooth. The burn is razor sharp, and the ash holds tight as can be. Smoke simply continues to pour out of the My Father Le Bijou 1922 Ecuadorian Connecticut Federal Cigar Edition Petit Robusto between draws.

Into the second third the ash is still holding out strong since the start of the smoke. It even holds while I type on my computer, which is impressive, but not unusual for My Father cigars. The burn is still razor sharp, and the draw very easy. Each puff produces a full body of the creamy, smooth, sweet smoke. The flavor is still simply delicious, sweet, nutty, grassy, rich, and mild.

Moving onto the final third, the ash is still holding on tightly even as I remove the band. All of this while I’ve been walking around and typing. Clearly, the My Father Le Bijou 1922 Ecuadorian Connecticut Federal Cigar Edition Petit Robusto would make an excellent car cigar since it posses no risk of the ash simply dropping off easily. The cigar also really hits its sweet spot during this third, and I mean that literally. The flavor just becomes very rich, sweet, and smooth. The notes consist of the sweet hay and nuts I mentioned before, and a new cedar note which was introduced in this third. The cedar is very light, and likely the result of being packaged in the cedar sleeve. I expect it to be more present in the larger vitolas. I smoke the My Father Le Bijou 1922 Ecuadorian Connecticut Federal Cigar Edition Petit Robusto all the way down to the nub enjoying every last bit.

Conclusion: I tend to find a lot of Connecticut cigars to be bland and similar. There are an odd few which set themselves apart, but it tends to be in a way I find cheating. Normally it is by stepping up the blend in terms of strength or adding some sweetness to the cap. The My Father Le Bijou 1922 Ecuadorian Connecticut Federal Cigar Edition Petit Robusto on the other hand is just exceptionally flavorful, smooth, rich, and creamy. While it is a bit atypical from the normal My Father cigars, which are almost always spicy, it is an amazing offering from My Father, which is sadly only available at Federal Cigar. If you are a My Father fan you are however in luck since Federal does sell online, and this would be a great morning stick, or a great stick to introduce a friend to the My Father lines. Buy a box of these puppies if you can. Another six months of aging will probably put this stick up another two points.

Rating: 93

MSRP: $134.55 (For a box of 23 available only online here)