2 responses

  1. tobacmon
    February 2, 2010

    This is a good all around smoke for me. I like your review and has many of my views for this cigar..nice job!

  2. The Cigar Spy
    December 16, 2012

    My Review

    It’s a pleasant enough day with just a bite of winter in the air. Not too bad for early fall, if a bit cold. I’m enjoying a quiet night on my brother’s deck, with my laptop and a couple of nice cigars. The cigar I pick completely at random is the Nestor Miranda Special Selection.
    In my fingers it has a nice construction firm, but not completely packed. A deep woody brown coloring with shadings into the black. The smell is a very earthy smell, with a bit of sweetness to it. It cuts evenly and the draw is nice. Lighting produces a nice burn. On first puff, I see large clouds of white smoke, and there is a creamy taste. As the cigar continues it remains evenly burnt, and the taste doesn’t seem to want to change until well after the first half. The ash is a bit flaky and ashed my keyboard more than once. One major problem keeps cropping up though, it keeps trying to go out. This cigar requires a lot of rapid puffing and that in turn is causing a lot of bitterness to creep into the cigar.

    Once the cigar passes the halfway point it seems to be burning better, and about 3/4 of the way down it develops a sweet woodlike flavor and aroma. However, by this point, the cigar is pretty well finished. It would have been nice to see these more complex flavors throughout the cigar rather than tacked on at the end.

    Final Notes: If this is the cigar he gives to his friends I can see why. It’s cheaper than letting them raid the Don Lino Africas. This isn’t a bad cigar by any means and the low price could make it a regular for some people. Unfortunately, this cigar just didn’t do it for me, too bland, not enough development of flavor, and keeping it lit was a challenge. If you like a fairly cheap cigar ($7 in my area, $5 in others), and like smooth, creamy flavors that never get overly complex, this may be the cigar for you.

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