Cigar Review: Nestor Miranda Special Selection
Review by Luc Blanchard, Official MMC Reviewer (@mysticks35mm)
Nestor Miranda Special Selection
Size: Coffee Break (4.5x50)
Wrapper – Nicaraguan (habano)
Binder – Nicaraguan (criollo 90)
Filler – Nicaraguan
Bakers spices (cinnamon,nutmeg)
Perhaps suggested by the vitola's name, this short robusto is well constructed and has a well placed cap. The wrapper is cocoa brown and has some delicate veining. This cigar also has a very faint preignition aroma of hay. A straight cut gives way to a full open draw and the 1st review selection of the My Monthly Cigars August 2022 Box.
The introductory it’s on this cigar are quite pungent considering we are a dime in. Almost a medium off the bat as notes of walnut merge with a general baking spice. The retro is a powerhouse and offers a noticeable sting to the olfactory. The finish does see some mild coffee as well, calming the forward notes.
Well into the beginning of the 2/3 we see consistency with an additional sweet molasses found deep in the finish. Strong and nearing medium plus, I’m impressed by this cigar's potency and rich savory characteristics on a most delicious finish that seems to last forever.
Into the end of the cigar we see a general increase in strength, bringing the experience to near full. The tastes on the mouth are extreme but welcomed as the molasses vanishes and gives way to powerful bakers notes, coffee, pepper and brûlée. Into the nub (which is quite hot) we see a continuation of consistency and the end of an amazing coffee break.
Very well constructed and such care taken in blending this Nestor Miranda cigar.