Released in the same sizes as the original blends, the Nestor Miranda Collection Corojo joins the Connecticut, Habano and Maduro. All of which I reviewed before, and none of which were bad cigars by any means. All of them are at least 5-pack buys to box-splits. It's time to see if this Corojo version can stand up to it's predecessors.
Nestor Miranda Collection Corojo
Size: 4.5 x 50
Vitola: Robusto (Coffee Break)
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo
Cigars smoked for review: 1
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Prelight: The wrapper of this Nestor Miranda Corojo is quite pungent. Grain, spice, hay and fermented tobacco notes abound. Okay, this is going to sound odd, but the cold draw had a very definite Fruit Loops flavor. Not what I was expecting, but after a few draws I couldn’t deny it.
Beginning: The first third of this Corojo has a defined graham cracker note, with a slight, dry cocoa note and some black pepper. The fruity note from the cold draw, does not transfer over, which is fine by me. The finish is very short and slightly woody. Then burn is razor sharp, with a tight ash.
Middle: The second third has a similar foreground of graham cracker, adding kitchen spice notes and wood. The finish remains short, with a softness of wood and graham. The whole cigar so far has been medium strength and body. A razor sharp burn and tight ash continue as well.
End: The first thing that stands out in this third, is that the finish becomes quite long. The strength and body also pick up here, which usually happens in the final third of most cigars. Wood notes come to the forefront and the graham and spices move to the background. There is also a slight note of licorice on the finish.
Final Thoughts: The construction was top notch, throughout. Smooth, clean draw, razor sharp burn and nice ash from start to finish. I never got any harshness or bitter notes and the ending nub was firm and cool. Most of this Corojo was like smoking a graham cracker, sprinkled with cinnamon and kitchen spices. A nice medium, sometimes bordering on medium-full cigar, this corojo may not be a good morning cigar, but it would fit in just about anywhere else. And I also love this "Coffee Break" vitola.
Rating: 88 AKA "5-pack"