Review: Nestor Miranda Collection Danno 2015 Maduro

The Nestor Miranda Collection Danno 2015 Maduro is a limited edition cigar dedicated to the life of Nestor's son.  The Danno 2015, produced by Miami Cigar & Co., was released in a 7 x 56 Presidente in three different wrappers.  1,000 boxes of each wrapper were released.  Check out the press release for all the info on the Danno.

We will have reviews of all three wrappers.  Click on the links below to check out the full review.

Nestor Miranda Collection Limited Edition Danno 2015 Maduro

Size: 7 x 56

Vitola: Presidente

Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf

Binder: Nicaragua

Filler: Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Peru

MSRP: $12.00

Cigars smoked for review: 2

Cigars for review provided by Miami Cigar & Co.

Note: For this review I used CigarFederation's rating system

Pre-Light:  I dig the look of the NMC Danno 2015.  I've mentioned my love of the band before so I won't get into it.  It is simply a damn fine looking cigar.

The Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper had a tough and rugged look to it.  The feel of the wrapper was exceptionally toothy and it smelled of barnyard, black pepper and dark dried fruit.  The cold draw was smooth and tasted of sweet dried fruit and cocoa.

Beginning:  The size of the Danno line has been discussed a lot on CigarFederation and here is my take on it.  The regular sizes of the NMC Collection are meant for regular smoking while the Danno is meant for celebrating.  I rarely have time to smoke a 7x56 cigar (2:13 smoke time on this one) so it is a size I rarely reach for.  But when I'm celebrating and I know I'm going to be smoking for awhile, why not reach for a bigger vitola?

OK, now back to our regularly scheduled programing.  The Danno 2015 Maduro is a beast of a cigar, but when I fired it up I found some very subtle favors.  It opened up with a very classic maduro flavor profile of earth, dark chocolate, molasses and dried cherries.  The complexity was there and strength of flavor continued to build throughout the first third.  A note of black pepper (more flavor than heat) showed up on the tongue and the retrohale about halfway through the first third.  This pepper gave the profile a nice balance, but never became more than part of the supporting cast.

Middle: Everything about the Danno 2015 Maduro grew in intensity during the middle third.  The flavor profile took a step forward and added a smokey flavor that was reminiscent of BBQ'd meat. It really beefed up the profile.  Get it?  Beefed?  See what I did there?   Moving on...

The strength kicked up a notch as well.  The first third was medium strength and that bumped up to a medium-plus as things progressed.  Beyond those changes everything stayed in line with the first third and the Danno 2015 Maduro continued to be a rather enjoyable smoke.

End:  The final third of the Danno 2015 Maduro was interesting.  The smokey flavor that showed up in the second third disappeared and the dark chocolate and molasses sweetness really took off.  The final third became a sweet chocolate bomb and you know how much I love sweetness in my cigars.  Needless to say I was quite pleased with the ending.

Final Thoughts: The NMC Danno 2015 Maduro is an exceptionally enjoyable smoke.  I love the regular release NMC maduro and the Danno takes it to a whole new level.  If I can get my hands on a few more it may just become my go-to celebration stick.


Rating: 91 AKA "Box Split"

The complexity and strength of flavor of the NMC Danno 2015 Maduro really stood out to me.  I'll gladly set aside a few hours to smoke this one whenever I can.

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Comment by bob dog on July 6, 2015 at 4:02pm

What a beautiful wrapper! I like the way the band contrasts with it too! Can't wait to try this smoke!!

Comment by Charlie on July 6, 2015 at 4:14pm
Sounds like a tasty smoke, your review is similar to my experience with the smaller sizes. 7x56 is just huge,even for a celebration smoke. No bull dog(ashtray protector)?
Comment by Ky70 on July 6, 2015 at 4:28pm

Nice review...makes me want to revisit the smaller maduro. 

Comment by Jason Meyers on July 6, 2015 at 4:42pm

Great review. Sounds like a really good cigar. I'm a big fan of the Nestor Miranda Maduro in the corona gorda and that short robusto they have.

Comment by Stefan Lindblad on July 6, 2015 at 4:54pm

Nice review Rob. I like the regular NM maduro, so I may just try to find one of these for a special occasion. 

Comment by Charlie on July 6, 2015 at 5:26pm

@Jason...82nd has a huge box of these with all 3 blends..

Comment by Marc on July 6, 2015 at 7:10pm

Nice review Rob. Great pictures.

Comment by Mickey irratebass on July 7, 2015 at 8:07am

Nice review of the 3 which would you buy a box of?

Comment by RobbyRas on July 7, 2015 at 9:55am

Thanks Bob!  If you liked the regular release of the NMC Maduro, then you're dig this one...

Comment by RobbyRas on July 7, 2015 at 9:56am

Charlie - yeah man, the size is what it is... I don't mind the RG and if I've got 2 hours of smoke time, then I'll reach for something this big... the bulldog ashtray is still here... not sure what I haven't used it lately... I've got a few reviews this week and I'll get him back in the rotation 


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