One good thing about Cigar Aficionado’s Annual Top 25 List is that it occasionally puts the spot light on a popular cigar that we may have overlooked over the years. The La Reloba Seleccion Sumatra by My Father Cigars is one such cigar we’ve overlooked. Brian reviewed the La Reloba Seleccion Habano when it was released in 2010 and I reviewed the La Reloba Seleccion Mexico when the La Reloba line expanded in 2011. Some how we managed to review one of the original releases and the first extension but overlooked the La Reloba Seleccion Sumatra when it was released along with the Seleccion Habano. All three versions of the La Reloba feature the same binder and filler and as I’m sure you’ve figured out, the only difference between the trio are their wrappers. This Seleccion Sumatra features an Ecuadorian grown Sumatra wrapper.
Video runs a little over 10 minutes and to be completely honest. Its a winner. Its nice to have choices. Its nice to have an affordable cigar and not have to sacrifice construction, complexity or balance. The La Reloba Seleccion Sumatra doesn’t have that kick you in the nuts peppery blast that we’ve grown accustomed to from My Father Cigars. Its there but all things being equal, its not on the same level…and thats a good thing. Like I said, its nice to have choices. I’ll have to revisit the Seleccion Mexico and give the Seleccion Habano a try but right now, the La Reloba Seleccion Sumatra is a winner with it’s fuller body and complexity that you typically don’t find in this price range.
14 thoughts on “La Reloba Seleccion Sumatra”
I really like the few I’ve had, just wish being a “Lower” priced Pepin the box price was below $100.
Gentle Puff…Can I steal that for the name of my new cigar blog?
Thanks for the review, Charlie!
LOL! Well played…
You look good, all bundled up, I’d be bundled up to if I were sitting there, good review.
A few gentle puffs??? Lol another great review, I like the reviews that you guys all do but i wanna know what is the one smoke that you always go to. Whats the one stick that you guys have more then any in your humidor’s, that when your not doing a review that you just smoke the shit out of? Long johns, damn had to take longer to just get dressed then the review took. I love the dedication keep up the great work.
Went out and tried this cigar today. I usually agree with most of you reviews but this cigar was a big thumbs down. Construction and burn we’re great just nothing to it. Seemed like smoking a cheap bundle stick, no flavor. Very bland with nothing that stood out. Just musty cigar taste.
Jerry…tried this cigar today to and had the same experience Billy did! Maybe your My Father Cigars bias is kicking in here? I know they did a lot for The Little Robusto but this has bias review written all over it. What a waste of my money and time. Maybe you shouldn’t review anything else from My Father Cigars and keep your bias under wraps.
Dude Kevin I know u r just trying to get a rise out of people but seriously you have to have something better to do.
Well Jerry I’ve got two five packs coming so looking forward to trying them. Since Kevin hated them I’m guessing I’ll love them!!!!
Kerry this. Iyar to me is out of this world! I love the OR Boris and little Boris which introduced me to the Sumatra wrapper and I have yet to fInd a Sumatra wrapped. Iyar that resembles them until today. This should come at no surprise considering my father and tatuaje are closely related. As always an excellent review!
Damn iPhone. Obviously I meant to type Jerry.
Argghhhh not lyar cigar lol