Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Nestor Miranda Collection Maduro Toro From Miami Cigar and Company

I originally reviewed this entire line in a smaller vitola right after the initial release. Today we look at the Nestor Miranda Collection maduro toro from Miami Cigar and Company.

The first thing you'll notice about this toro is the size. Coming in at 5.5" x 54 it's a bit shorter and a bit fatter than a normal toro, but I thought it provided a really nice smoking experience. 

After the cigar's size you'll notice the impeccable construction starting with the sturdy maduro colored Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper. Like I said, this wrapper looks stout. It has some tooth, it contains only smaller sized veins and it's rolled on with seamless care. Under the wrapper there's a Nicaraguan binder covering  a mix of fillers from the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua and Peru. The cigar is firmly packed full lenght and there's a nice triple cap to finish it all off in style.

From the cold foot there are aromas of sweet fermented tobacco to the nose and the slightly firm draw is both sweet and spicy with a hint of cocoa. 

Once burning the first medium/full bodied puffs deliver notes of cocoa and spice across the palate plus there's a sweet aftertaste on the lips from the wrapper. As the slightly wavy burn moves up the cigar there are additional notes in the first half of light black pepper, toast, dark brown sugar and more cocoa. 

By the second half the wrapper has developed a deep oily sheen as the body moves into the full range and the flavor mix shifts a bit. There are now notes of leather, earth, coffee, molasses and more cocoa. 

After sixty minutes of smoking pleasure the Nestor Miranda Collection maduro toro finishes up nicely well into the full body range with bold flavors of cocoa, earth and charcoal. 

Overall all I really enjoyed this cigar. It had a nice burn, great flavors and I really liked the size. You can find these at Mikescigars.com as singles, in 5-packs or by the box. Check them out and see what you think!

Rated 94


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