Origin : USA
Format : Robusto
Size : 5 x 50
Ring : 50
Wrapper : Habano
Filler : Nicaragua
Binder : Dominican Republic
Price : N/A
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The Cuba Aliados Miami is manufactured by Reyes Family Cigars, who are the makers of Puros Indios Cigars. These cigars are a different blend than the regular Cuba Aliados line, and are made in Miami instead of Honduras. I had a hard time finding background information on this cigar, as apparently it is a new release.
This was an attractive looking cigar with a good presentation. I found the red and white band very eye catching. It had a nice triple cap and a smooth, blemish free EMS shade wrapper.
My only gripe regarding construction was that this cigar was underfilled causing an overly easy draw. However, it wasn't a big deal and didn't cause the cigar to burn crooked or go out. Otherwise, this was a well made cigar.
The Cuba Aliados Miami started off smooth with a strong leather taste and hints of cedar. It had a similar taste profile to other Rolando Reyes blended cigars I've had. It picked up some pepperyness after the 1st quarter. The cedar taste intensified in the second half, especially on the finish. This cigar tasted well aged and offered some nice complexity.
Value : No Rating
I could not find pricing information on this cigar. It seems that this line is not yet available at online retailers and suggested MSRP was not listed on the Reyes Family Cigars website. Cigars from this company have historically been fairly priced, so I don't imagine that this will be an overpriced cigar. I think this would be a good buy in the $5-$6 price range.
Overall Rating :
This was a good change of pace cigar for me, as I find that Cuba Aliados/Puros Indios cigars have a unique flavor profile. This cigar stays in that profile, and perhaps offers a more refined experience. If you are a fan of this company's cigars you will definitely like it, if not you probably won't. Regardless, I recommend it for a try, especially if the price is right.