January 15, 2017

Nestor Miranda Collection Corojo Robusto (4 1/2 x 50)

Video review HERE.

(Description taken from Cigar-Coop.com website)
At the 2016 IPCPR Trade Show in Las Vegas. Miami Cigar and Company launched a new blend with the Nestor Miranda Collection Corojo. As the name indicates, the cigar adds a Corojo wrapper blend into the Nestor Miranda Collection portfolio. This new offering is slated to become the fourth offering under the Nestor Miranda Collection.

The blend of the Nestor Miranda Collection Corojo is consists of all Nicaraguan tobaccos. The Nestor Miranda Collection Corojo is available in the same four sizes as the other offerings in the Nestor Miranda Collection. Consistent with the rest of the portfolio, the Nestor Miranda Collection Corojo is packaged in 20 count boxes and produced at the My Father Cigars factory.

The Nestor Miranda Collection is named for Miami Cigar and Company President Nestor Miranda. In 2014, the brand was revamped from a blend and packaging standpoint. The Nestor Miranda Collection Corojo maintains true to the Art Deco-styled packaging and is accented with yellow color.

Wrapper; Nicaraguan Corojo
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan
Country of Origin: Nicaragua (My Father Cigars SA)

Vitolas Available:
Corona: 6 x 46
Robusto: 4 1/2 x 50 REVIEWED TODAY
Toro: 5 1/2 x 54
Gordo: 6 x 60

The cigar is well made with a triple cap. It is reddish brown in color and has an average feel in the hand for a cigar of this size.

The test draw after cutting the cap was very good. The initial flavors were a high pitched orange citrus with brown sugar and cinnamon attached to it along with massive amounts of an earthy coffee and black coffee. I rated the black coffee at a 7 1/2 initially. The earthy coffee is the majority of the flavors at this point. I would say it's a 60/40 split between the earthy black coffee and the sweeter notes.

About one inch in (20 minutes)the flavors have changed in intensity amounts. Now there is nutmeg and some buttery notes to go along with the other sweet notes of citrus, brown sugar, and cinnamon. The sweeter notes are now the lead flavor with the black coffee receding. The pepper has increased slightly and it up to an 8. The cigar is medium bodied and it seems to be moving up. The finish is a toasted cream with some nice lingering black pepper. The cigar is very sweet now and the combination of flavors is very nice.

At the midpoint (38 minutes) the brown sugar and nutmeg are leading over the citrus notes. There is still some cinnamon notes and some buttery notes. The pepper remains very good. The cigar is now medium to full bodied and still feels like it's moving up. The finish is unchanged. The cigar is making small changes here and there with some flavors taking the lead at any point. The flavors are very pleasing.

The cigar lasted 1 hour 5 minutes. At the end I got a very thick sweetness, like a white chocolate. The other flavors were still in play. The cigar reached full bodied. It probably hit full bodied around the final third. You can feel the ligero. The finish is more of a sweet cream rather than a toasted cream at the end. The lingering pepper remained very good. The earthy coffee is back and now in balance with the other notes. The cigar got balanced just past the midpoint. Nestor Miranda and the My Father factory got it right in this cigar. I enjoyed it very much. Good Cigar.

Score: 93

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