Nestor Miranda Collection Dominicano Rosado Cigar Review

April 8, 2010 · Posted in Cigar Review · 3 Comments 

Before we get into the good part, the actual review, I need to disclose the fact that I got these cigars from Miami Cigar Co. The Nestor Miranda Collection Dominicano has not been released yet and they decided to send me some. Let me be clear: if this cigar sucks then I’ll tell you. (Fortunately, it doesn’t suck – I’ve had a few already.)

It looks perfect. The shape is so artfully done it almost looks like it was crafted with the aid of CAD software. Some oils, a couple of veins and a couple of muted black spots/streaks. It is filled perfectly.

Cigar Stats
Length: 5 1/2″
Ring Gauge: 54
Wrapper: Dominican Rosado
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua
Price: $7.60/cigar

Free Fire!

This is one of those cigars that are just alive with flavor from the beginning. Nutty, an alluring bitter earthiness, cream and some spice. Generally speaking, there is also a nice sweetness present in the flavor profile.

After an inch that nutty flavor takes on a roasted quality that I like. Additionally, an aged steak flavor starts to pop in along with some saltiness. It is a medium-full bodied cigar that produces a ton of smoke.

As the burn line approaches the midway point the main flavor changes to a sweet spice. The flavors remain strong and pleasant.

This isn’t a particularly smooth cigar taste-wise. Which was probably my biggest problem with the Cain Maduro; it was just too damn smooth. The burn, while fairly even, has required a couple of touchups from me, which was the case with most of the others that I smoked. I was probably being a little too anile when I touched it up the second time though. The draw is perfect.

The second half sees a continuance of that sweet spice flavor. Actually, it has become the predominant flavor, elbowing out most of the other flavors. The nuttiness and some bitterness remain in the background.

Nearing the nub now and the best way to summarize this cigar is that it is very complex. It starts out with a heartier flavor profile then morphs into its sweet spice with some minor changes throughout. At the end a new flavor actually comes through: maple. This cigar just doesn’t want to end.

Done now. Wonderful cigar, loved smoking each of them. When they come out you should definitely pick up a few.

91 points

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New Theme for The Perfect Draw

March 31, 2010 · Posted in The Perfect Draw · 1 Comment 

Sometimes things get old, outmoded, stale. That’s what happened to my old theme. It hurt me just to look at the layout of the website for any length of time and I think it was a nightmare for navigational purposes to boot.

That is why I switched it to the theme that you see now (March 31, 2010 just in case I decide to change the theme again, which I probably will a couple of years from now).

You might also be noticing for the first time the addition of an advertisement. Miami Cigar Company recently purchased this ad space for their Tatiana and Nestor Miranda brands. I would like to thank Miami Cigar Company for their belief in this humble blog. Oh, by the way, I’ve been smoking a few of Nestor Miranda’s cigars lately and I should have a couple reviews of them up in the next month or so.

Well, until next time, thanks for stopping by!

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