After a little hiccup in my schedule last week, sorry about that guys, I continue my way through this collection. I've become a pretty big Connecticut fan the last couple years, so I'm always excited to try new blends. And after a pleasant experience with the Habano, I have great expectations.
Nestor Miranda Collection Connecticut (Blue) by Miami Cigar & Co.
Size: 4.5 x 50
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
Filler: Nicaragua, Honduras & Dominican Republic
Cigars Smoked for this Review: One
Price Point: $7.50
Cigar Purchased: Samples
Quick Note: For this review I used the CF rating system. You can view it in detail here.
These really are some great looking cigars. Clean construction and some nice banding, make for some nice eye candy. The pre-light aroma is very aromatic, with a fair amount of pepper notes and lots of creaminess. Once clipped, the draw was a little tight but not impossible.
The first third provides lots of what makes a Connecticut, a Connecticut. There is a medium level of creaminess, quite a large dose of pepper and a little tinge of cedar. All very tasty, in a smooth mild-medium body, perfect morning smoke. The creaminess really ramps up towards the end of this third, from a medium level, to being very creamy. The finish nice and light too. As the photo shows, the burn and ash were absolutely impeccable.
I seemed to have been enjoying this cigar just a bit, as my notes were quite scarce here. My biggest note? Creamy. Very creamy. Other than that was a continuation from the first third of pepper and cedar. I do remember that the strength came up a bit, to a more medium level. The finish also became quite long, with a medium-full body. Add to that this superb construction and some nice smoke production, and this is quite enjoyable.
I'm starting to sound like a broken record here, but... The creaminess seems to pick up again! Just so creamy. The pepper and spiciness also picked up. Making for a very interesting profile. Decent smoke production and a burn that needed zero touchups, have just been excellent.
Another nubber! The Nestor Miranda Collection Connecticut was a great cigar, with a medium-full body and medium strength level. The extreme creaminess and bold pepper notes kept it from being too mild. I'm surprised to say that I think I liked the Habano a bit more, although I would pick some more of these up ASAP. A solid cigar to have on hand for a daily, morning smoke.
Rating: 88 AKA “5-pack"