Cigar Review: Nestor Miranda Collection Connecticut

Cigar Review: Nestor Miranda Collection Connecticut

Miami Cigar & Co.
Country: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Ecuador (Connecticut)
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua, Honduras & Dominican Republic
Size: 5 1/2” x 54
Strength: mild-medium
Price: $9.50

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Overall Rating: 8.8

This year has seen a major rebranding effort at Miami Cigar and Company to celebrate their 25th anniversary. The Nestor Miranda Collection is taking the place of the old Special Selection line. It’s being released in a Habano, a Connecticut and a Maduro that are all made by My Father Cigars in Esteli, Nicaragua. The full flavored Connecticut blend really stands out due to it’s incredible mix of flavors. The Nestor Miranda Collection Connecticut is one the most complex Connecticut cigars on the market right now.

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Pre-Light: The Nestor Miranda Connecticut has an appealing looking wheat colored wrapper. A neon blue, black and silver Nestor Miranda Collection band on it that has a nice modern art deco look that fits the brand perfectly. The seams of the wrapper are well concealed, and few prominent veins mar the wrapper.

Off the Connecticut wrapper the scent of hay is quite noticeable. From the unlit foot there are aromas of sweet natural tobacco and cinnamon. Flavors of oatmeal, wood and hay come through on the cold draw that is extremely easy.

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Burn: The burn on Nestor Miranda Collection Connecticut is mostly even from start to finish. A beautiful white ash clings extremely well to the cigar, making this a perfect cigar for an ash contest among friends. A sweet floral aroma comes from the burning cigar.

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Flavor: There are some wonderful herbs, hay, nut, oak and white pepper at the start of the Nestor Miranda Collection Connecticut. Some great Italian spice and herbs appear on the retrohale during the first third of the cigar, but this mellows significantly as the cigar continues. In the second third on the cigar there is a nice herbal flavor that mixes well with grass, oak, mild spice, graham cracker and cinnamon. At the transition to the final third of the Nestor Miranda Connecticut Collection there is a big development in the flavor profile of the cigar. Nuts, oak, hay, herbs and a mild decaf coffee flavor make the final third a real treat.

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Overall: The Nestor Miranda Collection Connecticut is not a typical Connecticut cigar. Unlike many cigars with the Connecticut name on it, the new Nestor Miranda is loaded with flavor. There is a mix of oats, oak, spice, herbs, nuts, coffee and white pepper flavors that occur throughout the cigar. This is one of the most full flavored Connecticut cigars that has hit shelves in a while. Personally, the Nestor Miranda Connecticut Collection Connecticut is one that I’ve been grabbing any time that I’m in the mood for a Connecticut cigar. This is a great cigar for boating on the weekends. Fans of Connecticut cigars looking to make a move up to more medium bodied cigars will definitely want to give this cigar a try.

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Pairing: The Nestor Miranda Collection Connecticut pairs very well with a mild Speyside single malt such as the Macallan 12 or Cardu 12. The Balvenie 12 DoubleWood, Glenfarclas 25 or Glenfiddich 18 all pair nicely with this cigar. This is also one of those cigars that pairs reasonably well with a light beer of some kind.

Reviewed by Jonathan David (@JonDavid1210)

Some cigars for this review provided by Miami Cigar and Company. No request for review was made. Although the generosity is greatly appreciated, it in no way affects the rating of the cigar. At ToastedFoot we remain committed to providing impartial cigar reviews.