Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
Filler: Honduran, Nicaraguan, Dominican
Country of Origin: Nicaragua (My Father Cigars)
Robusto: 4 1/2 x 50
Cigar Coop Review: Nestor Miranda Special Selection Connecticut (Old branding)
Show Video: Episode 128
The Nestor Miranda Collection made its debut in mid 2014. With Miami Cigar and Company celebrating its 25th Anniversary, the company decided to use this occasion to revamp most of its current Nestor Miranda branded offerings. As a result, the Nestor Miranda Special Selection line has been rebranded the Nestor Miranda Collection. In terms of the offerings, the Nestor Miranda Collection Habano and Nestor Miranda Collection Maduro are new blends. The Nestor Miranda Collection Connecticut blend stayed the same and was rebranded as the Nestor Miranda Special Selection Connecticut. Meanwhile the old Nestor Miranda Special Selection Rosado and Oscuro blends have been retired.
The Nestor Miranda Collection Connecticut remains flavorful as ever. The cigar starts out with notes of wood, cream, pepper, and orange citrus. There is much more in the way of cream and sweetness early on. As the cigar experience progressed, the cream and sweetness diminished and some notes of grass emerged. While these notes diminished, they still provided enough contribution to the flavor profile to keep this cigar experience interesting. At the same time, there is a black pepper component that is layered through cigar experience. Except for a pepper blast at the beginning, the pepper never got overwhelming. The flavors were quite robust and hit the medium to full range. The strength was on the low end of medium.
Overall this is an excellent blend and I’m glad it was kept around. This is worth a box split in my book.