Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Nestor Miranda Collection Connecticut (Blue) Robusto

Paula picked up this new Nestor Miranda Collection sample pack from the Habana Vieja Lounge in San Jose, CA during her trip to Cisco last week. Today we look at the Blue, Connecticut, robusto.

Construction of this cigar is top-of-the-line. The Colorado Claro colored wrapper is nearly vein free and is rolled on with seamless skill. There is also a tight fitting triple cap to top every thing off.

Cold aromas feature sweet tea from the foot and the free cold draw tastes a bit like chai tea. With the first puffs the mild bodied smoke has a mellow sweet cream flavoring. The cream is soon followed by toast, caramel, leather, oak and some mild black pepper. In the final third there is a medium bodied finish of cream and brown sugar.

Although the flavor mix wasn't super complex, the Blue was a great tasting cigar, plus it had a razor sharp burn line and a fifty minute smoking time. I can see myself smoking these as a morning breakfast cigar with coffee.

Rated 93