This week, I start exploring the new Nestor Miranda Collection from Miami Cigar Co. There are three blends: the Habano (Green), Maduro (Red) and Connecticut (Blue). Today I am going to be reviewing the Habano, and not to be too big of a spoiler alert, but maybe it is. I have had a lot of just so-so cigars lately. Like, I'd smoke another one, but I wouldn't really go after them, but this cigar was pleasantly different.
Nestor Miranda Collection Habano (Green) by Miami Cigar & Co.
Size: 4.5 x 50
Filler: Nicaragua, Honduras & Brazil
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.
The prelight aroma was very pleasant from the Nestor Miranda Collection Habano. A great sweet cedar, with a little bit of spice and some awesome dried fruit notes. The cold draw was a bit on the tight side, but not unsmokable by any means.
That picture does a pretty good job of foreshadowing the smoking experience here. The Habano starts out with a nice amount of pepper spice, which fades back quickly, to a perfect level. The pepper is equaled in body with some sweet cedar, from the pre-light. And, the dried fruit notes are present, but just a little less than the previous notes. Smoke was nice and thick, and the burn was razor sharp, with an ash just as amazing. "Toight like a Tiger!"
The second third just continued the quality over from the beginning. A natural tobacco note became the dominant flavor, with a slight nuttiness. The dried fruit note is still present, but it is somewhat intermittent. Overall, great body and strength too, a solid medium. Great smoke production and a burn and ash that are just bar-none. If you wonder how I can say that with the small ash bits in the picture, I have an explanation. I had to tend to the kid and the cigar went out. The relight had zero ill effects. :)
Still going strong in the final third, the Nestor Miranda Collection Habano finishes strong. The nuttiness and natural tobacco notes from the second third have become the main flavors, with hints of cedar in the background. The dried fruit, I am very happy to say, is still present. Making very strong blasts throughout, often resembling the scent of a sweet pipe tobacco. So good! Sam with the burn, ash and smoke. Perfection.
I really enjoyed this Nestor Miranda Collection Habano. Great flavors, which mix up just enough to keep you connected, and perfect medium strength, with medium-full body. The ash and burn never needed tending, a huge plus, and the smoke was nice and thick. Plus, this cigar passed my most telling indicator. I nubbed it, a little past this last picture actually, and it was still very enjoyable. I don't completely see myself buying large quantities, but I would grab a 5-pk (or two) in a heartbeat. Great cigar to have on hand. Can't wait to try the others in this collection.
Rating: 89 AKA “5-pack"