My Father Cigars bought the Fonseca brand from Quesada Cigars in 2019, which had been making the iconic brand in the Dominican Republic since 1974.  Quesada had been using a mixture of tobaccos from the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and the United States for their Fonseca cigars, but the new Fonseca from My Father is using 100% Nicaraguan tobaccos grown from the Garcia farms.  The highlight of this new blend is the Rosado Corojo 99 wrapper grown by the Garcias.  The Garcia family wanted to bring the Fonseca back to its Cuban roots. The Fonseca by My Father is being made in 5 sizes, which I’m reviewing the belicoso size.

  • Size:  5 1/2″ x 54
  • Vitola:  Belicoso
  • Wrapper:  Rosado Corojo 99
  • Binder:  Nicaraguan
  • Filler:  Nicaraguan
  • MSRP:  $10.60

Overall, I found the Fonseca belicoso very enjoyable.  I got notes of black pepper, hay, roasted nuts, cedar, coffee, creaminess, and a slight salty bread note.  I found the body of the cigar to be medium with it reaching a medium plus in the final third.  I really enjoyed the My Father Fonseca belicoso and consider it box-worthy.  Definitely check it out if you come across them in my local cigar shop.

Final Score:  90