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
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Filler: Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Peru
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.