Cigar Review: Nestor Miranda Collection Habano One Life Edition Danno 2015

Cigar Review: Nestor Miranda Collection Habano One Life Edition Danno 2015

Miami Cigar & Co.
Country: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Nicaragua (Habano)
Binder: Nicaragua (Criollo 98)
Filler: Nicaragua, Honduras & Brazil
Size: 7” x 56
Strength: medium
Price: $10.50

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Overall Rating: 8.8

In 2008, Nestor Miranda’s son Daniel passed away, at age 38, from brain cancer. The Nestor Miranda Collection One Life Edition Habano Danno is meant to honor his memory, and is one of three Danno cigar releases this year (Connecticut, Habano and Maduro). Of the three One Life Edition Danno cigar, the Habano is the one that manages to stand out the most. Medium bodied with a woodsy character, the Danno Habano is perhaps the one that will please the widest audience. While some may find the size intimidating, if you can make it past that, you’re in for an enjoyable experience.


Pre-Light: The Nestor Miranda Collection Habano Danno is a big good looking cigar. There a nice woodsy looking brown wrapper to the Danno, that has just a slight reddish tinge to it. Oily, slightly bumpy, lacking any prominent veins and with a pigtail cap, the Nicaraguan Habano wrapper looks quite appealing. A special 2015 Danno version of the new Nestor Miranda Collection only adds to the appeal of the cigar’s looks, as the large band compliments the large vitola nicely.


The Habano wrapper has a very noticeable leather aroma to it. From the unlit foot of the cigar, there’s a mix of spice, powdered cocoa and what can only be described as brown sugar. A firm cold draw lets through sweet hay and cedar flavors.


Burn: The cigar has a great draw, and allows through a fair amount of smoke. The burn line is slightly jagged, but it never needs any correcting from a lighter. Unfortunately, the ash of the Danno Habano has a tendancy to drop off unexpectedly, so watch your cloths or you’ll be brushing ash of them regularly.


Flavor: The Danno Habano 2015 begins with some noticeable sweet wood notes. During the first third of the cigar there is a pleasing mix of cedar, nuts, brown sugar and apple sauce flavor. For the majority of the first third of the Nestor Miranda Danno Habano the main flavor on the palate is a mixed nuttiness. On the retrohale there is a fair amount of cedar upfront with just the subtlest hint of spice. As the cigar transitions into the second third, the flavors of apple sauce and cedar make for a mix of sweetness and spice that is quite enjoyable. An almond like nuttiness is the main flavor during the second third while cedar and apple sauce remain strong. During the transition to the final third of the cigar there’s a mild coffee note that begins to occur. The last third of the Nestor Miranda Collection Habano Danno 2015 finishes with flavors of nuts, coffee and cedar.


Overall: The rebranded Nestor Miranda Collection has some great cigar in it, and I was already a fan of the Nestor Miranda Collection Connecticut before trying the Danno. The Nestor Miranda Habano One Life Edition Danno 2015 is a big tasty cigar. While the Nestor Miranda Collection Habano blend is good in any size, the 7” x 58 One Line Danno 2015 seems to make the blend really come to life. This is a great use of a larger size. There is a pleasing blend of cedar, nuts, brown sugar, apple sauce, spice and coffee flavors to the cigar. Smokers who enjoy medium bodied woodsy/nutty cigars will find the Nestor Miranda Collection Habano One Life Danno 2015  to worth giving a try. The length and ring gauge may put off some smokers, but those that try it should find it quite enjoyable. Personally, I’ve been smoking the Habano Danno since its release earlier this year on a somewhat regular basis.


Pairing: The Danno Habano pair well with a good sipping rum such as the Zafra 21. The scotch drinker will find the Balvenie 14 CaribbeanCask, Glenmorangie Nectar D’or and Glenfiddich 21   compliment this cigar nicely.


Reviewed by Jonathan David (@JonDavid1210)