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.

Appearance : ★★★★☆
The cigar itself looks very nice. The corojo wrapper is a chocolate shade with an earthy aroma to it. The cap is perfectly flush with the wrapper, and there are no big veins throughout this cigar. The cigar itself is very solid so I know it’s going to be a good hour long stick.

Construction : ★★★★☆
The wrapper on this cigar never peeled or split during the duration of the cigar. The cut was exceptionally clean. This cigar had one of the whitest ashes I have ever had. It was pretty strong as well. The burn was surprisingly fast and even. The cigar only lasted about forty minutes. The draw was effortless as well with this cigar. The smoke was thick and plentiful and the aroma was nice and spicy.

Nestor Miranda Art Deco

Flavor : ★★½☆☆
This is where this cigar was lacking. This cigar starts off quite spicy with a mild earthy tone to it. The flavor slowly but surely becomes leathery and leaves that flavor on the palate. After about an inch the leathery flavor subsides and leaves just a little bit of spice along with the generic tobacco flavor. By the halfway point of this cigar, the majority of its flavor was gone. It wasn’t until about the start of the last third of this cigar that the flavor opened up a little bit again. More spicy and woody notes came into play. The finish of this stick was mainly all spice. There were no hidden undertones, no subtle flavors to grab. It was quite anticlimactic.

Value : ★★½☆☆
I understand that $7 for a cigar is pretty standard, but all I wouldn’t pay that for this cigar. This cigar should have a $4 price tag on it at max. To me, there are plenty other cigars out there for $7 that are more enjoyable.

Overall Rating : ★★★½☆ (3.25)
If you’re out there looking for a flavorful cigar, walk away from this one. If you like your cigars to be mainly just spice, then this one might be for you. This is a cigar I could forget about. There was nothing that great about the flavor. All I can say is that I am glad that this was a free cigar. I wouldn’t buy it unless it was cheaper and I wanted just a quick cigar.

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4 Comments on “Nestor Miranda Art Deco”

  1. MadRobusto says:

    I value reviews about cigars, and you and I don’t agree on this one…and that’s okay. But I must say this is the only cigar by Nestor Miranda that I like. I tried the Art Deco when it first came out and enjoyed it, and I revisited it again not to long ago and I still enjoyed it. I’ve always said my palate rarely picks up all those nuances I read in reviews that you guys get, but I know what I like. And I like this cigar! Thanks for the review.

  2. I totally disagree with your assessment of this cigar. I received a Coffee Break size of this stick from a friend a while back that I really enjoyed. I purchased some of those and some Robustos as a result. I smoked a robusto soon after arrival and was a little disapponted. However after letting them sit for about a month, they are much better. I would suggest not smoking any promo smokes untill they rest. Also, if you are payng $7 you aren’t shopping around. I think it is a very good smoke.

  3. Wow, I strongly disagree with this review. Nestor Miranda is a extremely knowlagable and seasoned cigar maker. He is involed with many cigar lines being the CEO of Miami Cigar. (don lino, la aurora, eo 601, la serena……. All of the Nestor Miranda Collection are rolled at the My Father factory & are blended by Nestor & the master blender/roller Don Peppin. Nestor Miranda cigars use tobacco from both My Father & La Aroura. These smokes are premium cigars & they have all the elements needed fot a quality cigar. You don’t have to like it but you can’t say it’s a cheap throw away smoke.

  4. To above posters:
    “Your mileage may vary”, remember. This is what I like about cigars, a stick that I really enjoy may not be my brother’s cup of tea.

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