Nestor Miranda Collection Maduro – Cigar Review

A couple of years ago, Miami Cigar & Company celebrated their 25th anniversary as a business. And with that milestone, they rebranded the Nestor Miranda Special Selection, tweaked the blends and released Nestor Miranda Collection. There are several different wrapper shades to choose from, but today we will be taking a look at the Nestor Miranda Collection Maduro.

What am I smoking?
Cigar Review: Nestor Miranda Collection Maduro
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Factory: My Father Cigars
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua, Brazil, Honduras
Length: 4.5 Inches
Ring Gauge: 50
Vitola: Coffee Break (Robusto)

Packaging & Design
These cigars come packaged in 20 count boxes, featuring the brands logo on the top and side destinations on the front side. The red accent lines indicate that this is the maduro wrapped version of the cigar. The bands are large and stand out, using silver highlights with a splash of red on a black background.

For the others in this line, green accents dictate a Habano wrapper, and blue is the Connecticut wrapper. Each having their own specific blend. At the IPCPR this year the company will introduce a Corojo version with accents of yello.

First Impressions
The Nestor Miranda Collection Maduro is a good-looking smoke. The wrapper has quite a bit of tooth, giving it a nice texture in the hand. It’s also a bit weighty, making for a firm and even pack. There are minimal veins and seems visible, which is good to see in a Connecticut broadleaf wrapped cigar. Prelight notes include leather, brown sugar and sweet aged tobacco.

The Smoke
On the first light, there’s a lot of peppery notes on my palate that are even more prevalent through the nose. So far it’s rich in taste and offers complexities of cedar, black pepper and earth. The draw is of average resistance, not being too hard or too easy to pull smoke through.

Into the second third, I started picking up on notes of salted cashews and marshmallow. This is a nice change of pace, considering this is a stronger blend, I’m glad there were softer nuances to balance it out. The burn got a little wonky for a moment, but straightened itself out after another inch burned away.

Finishing up on the Nestor Miranda Collection Maduro, and it’s showing off the character of the Connecticut broadleaf. There’s a toffee-like richness involved in the profile, making the leathery notes stand out a bit more. On the finish, there are nuances of black coffee and rich espresso softened by a floral sweetness.

Final Thoughts
I enjoyed this cigar, especially in this size. It was a nice little pepper bomb. I’ve tried the other sizes, but considering I typically enjoy smaller smokes, this one fit my needs. I’ll be trying the other blends to see how they compare to the maduro. It’s worth a shot the next time you stock up your humidor.

Score Breakdown
-Appearance: 24
-Flavor: 23
-Balance: 23
-Construction: 20

Rating: 90
Price: $7.79 / $138.99 (Box of 20)


Nestor Miranda Collection Maduro

Nestor Miranda Collection Maduro

Nestor Miranda Collection Maduro Burn

Nestor Miranda Collection Maduro Burn

Nestor Miranda Collection Maduro Band Details

Nestor Miranda Collection Maduro Band Details


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