Nestor Miranda Grand Reserve 2012

Nestor Miranda Grand Reserve 2012

Origin : Nicaragua
Format : Torpedo
Size : 6 1/8 x 52
Wrapper : Connecticut Broadleaf
Filler : Nicaragua
Binder : Nicaragua
Hand-Made
Price : ~$12.00 each
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The Nestor Miranda Grand Reserve 2012 was a limited edition run of only 1,500 boxes—so it is a little hard to get a hold of. It is perhaps the strongest cigar developed by Nestor Miranda, and comes beautifully packaged in a gorgeous box. I was very excited to get my hands on one. Let’s see how it measures up.

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Nestor Miranda Art Deco

Nestor Miranda Art Deco

Origin : Nicaragua
Format : Robusto Grande
Size : 5.5 x 54
Wrapper : Nicaraguan Corojo
Filler : Nicaraguan and Dominican
Binder : Dominican Corojo ’98 and a Nicaraguan Habano ’00
Hand-Made
Price : $7.00 each
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My local shop had an event for Nestor Miranda Day a few months ago and they had a buy one get one free deal, with a limit of one per customer. The free cigar they gave out was the Art Deco Robusto Grande. I had never had it before that day so I figured, “Free cigar? Why not?” So my father and I both bought a cigar from Miami Cigar Co, and each got a free one of these. Well he didn’t want his because he only smokes mild cigars. So I saved it to do this review on.

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Nestor Miranda Special Selection Lancero

Nestor Miranda Special Selection Lancero

Origin : Nicaragua
Format : Lancero
Size : 7.0″ x 38
Wrapper : Nicaraguan
Filler : Nicaraguan and Costa Rican
Binder : Nicaraguan
Hand-Made
Price : $7 each
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The fact that this line of cigars was re-blended by Don Pepin Garcia should leave it as no surprise that a Lancero was eventually added to the card. Pepin has a reputation for being partial the old-school Cuban way of doing things and he seems to have a love of the traditional connoisseur vitolas like the Lancero. Not only that, but he seems to have a special talent for masterfully blending for the Lancero as his Lanceros tend to be the best on the market in my opinion. That said I have been looking forward to trying this cigar given how much I have enjoyed the other larger sizes in the line.

Like a lot of Lanceros it isn’t the prettiest cigar. It is a bit bumpy and lumpy looking but the draw is excellent and the burn is razor sharp. It starts off a little peppery before falling into a woody/nutty core complimented with leather and occasional subtly sweet caramel notes. There weren’t any dramatic changes in flavors but rather shifts in intensity between the present flavors and a build up of black pepper near the end of the smoke. Watchout for the ash on this one. It is a little flaky and falls off easily. If you don’t pay attention you’ll be wearing it. All in all the Nestor Miranda Special Selection Lancero is an excellent cigar that I will smoke again.

Nestor Miranda Special Selection Coffee Break

Nestor Miranda Special Selection Coffee Break

Origin : Nicaragua
Format : Rothschild
Size : 4.5″ x 50
Wrapper : Nicaraguan Habano
Filler : Nicaraguan, Honduran, and Dominican
Binder : Nicaraguan
Hand-Made
Price : $7 each
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The Nestor Miranda Special Selection changed quite a bit from its original incarnation when Nestor Miranda of Miami Cigar & Co. asked Don Pepin Garcia to re-blend and make this cigar for him. I don’t know much about this cigar before Pepin got his hands on it. The coffee break is supposed to be a smaller more convenient format for the highly touted, and very large Danno which is Nestor’s 20th Anniversary cigar also blended and made by Pepin. Surprisingly, there is absolutely no mention what so ever of the Special Selection cigars on the Miami Cigar & Co. website. Why do so many cigar companies fail at the simple task of keeping their websites up to date? It seems to be an annoying fact of life for cigar lovers who crave information. Cigar companies seem loathe to part with it.

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Nestor Miranda Collection Special Selection Rosado

Nestor Miranda Collection Special Selection Rosado

Photo credit: Gerard Filicko

Origin : Nicaragua
Format : Robusto
Size : 5 1/2 x 52
Wrapper : Nicaragua
Filler : Nicaragua, Dominican Republic
Binder : Nicaragua
Hand-Made
Price : ~$8 each
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I recently smoked the Nestor Miranda Collection - Special Selection Rosado with Mr. Rene Castaneda, Sales Director of Miami Cigar & Company. This line was first introduced in 2007 and is named after the company's founder. It is released in five vitolas in both Rosado and Oscuro: Robusto (5-1/2 x 52), Toro (6 x 60), Lonsdale, called the "Lancero" introduced in 2008 (7-1/2 x 40), Double Corona, called the "Danno" introduced in 2009 (7 x 56), and a Perfecto, called the "Ruky" also introduced in 2009 (5-5/8 x 52 figurado), costing around $8.00 each, give or take. They are all hand-made in Esteli, Nicaragua under the supervision of Pepin Garcia. Rene tells me the Rosados are mild to medium in body and the Oscuros are medium to full. He hooked me up with a nice selection of each but for this review I smoked the Robusto and Perfecto - Rosado.

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