Review: Nestor Miranda One Life Edition Habano Danno 2015

This Nestor Miranda One Life Edition Danno 2015 Habano - whew, thats a long one - is a large cigar, but it’s not nearly as heavy as one would think. It feels firm and uniformly packed top to bottom, with a somewhat toothy, minimally veined and well rolled wrapper. Better carve out a couple hours as this a long cigar, though luckily not a jaw breaker.

Nestor Miranda One Life Edition Danno 2015 Habano by Miami Cigar & Co.

Size: 7x56

Vitola: Churchill

Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano

 Binder: Nicaraguan Criollo '98

FillerBrazil, Honduras & Nicaragua

Cigars Smoked for this Review: One

Price Point: $12.00

Cigar Purchased: Samples

Quick Note: For this review I used the CF rating system. You can view it in detail here.

The pre-light aroma is that of earth, leather and a spicy tobacco that just smells great. The draw is very easy and leaves a spicy tingle on the tongue. Not a lot of flavors, but there is a little bit of cedar and tobacco notes.

The first puffs off this Danno 2015 are creamy and smooth. There is a caramel-like sweetness dominating the start, with a spicy cedar & tobacco note in the background. The finish is very nice and leaves a creamy sweetness on the tongue that lingers. There is an awesome deep, caramelized sugar flavor that surges in and out during most of this third. Definitely on the low side of medium strength and a solid medium in body for me. Smoke, ash and burn are perfection.

The second third sees the caramel sweetness move out and a creamy cedar note comes to the forefront. It starts as a somewhat sweet, creamy cedar and slowly transitions into a drier, more spicy cedar note. Towards the end the overall profile becomes very woody and the finish remains long but drier. The strength has picked up just a tad, to a solid medium and the burn and ash got a little wavy, but I was outside. So I can attribute this to the environment, since it still burned just fine.

The final third maintained the woodiness from the previous. Keeping with a dry, harsher cedar note. Don’t read that as this cigar being harsh, just not so creamy anymore. There was also the occasional bready, dough flavor that hinted in and out. From where? I don't know, but it was there. The Danno 2015 ended solid medium strength, with medium body. Construction was great and the entire cigar burned very well.

The first two thirds were great for me. The final third left me wanting more though. I don’t know, I was just expecting the great flavors to continue but they didn’t. My score would be higher if the end had just had a bit more for me. I’d still grab some more of these and see how they go. A solid two hour smoke, that was fully enjoyable.

Rating: 87 AKA “5-pack"

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