Friday, July 15, 2011

IPCPR 2011 Pre-Release Review - Casa Miranda Robusto

Casa Miranda Robusto - 5 X 50. Wrapper - Ecuadorian Habano, Binder - Nicaragua, Filler - Nicaragua. Between medium and full bodied.

Initial lighting taste - A cedary spice

First third - Peppery spice, cedar and leather.

Second third - The pepper spice settles down to a spiciness and now the leather becomes a sweet creamy leather which is very enjoyable. I am also noticing a slight nutty flavor as well.

Last third - Spice continues with that wonderful sweet, creamy leather and the slight nut flavor. The flavors blend together very nicely. Long finish of leather and spice.

Construction - This cigar is made for Miami Cigar & Company by Willie Herrera of El Titan De Bronze so the construction is top notch. A very attractive oily brown wrapper with no major veins and triple capped - beautiful. Burn was razor sharp producing a white colored ash that did not want to fall off. Draw was perfect with plenty of smoke.

You know you are smoking a great cigar when you are in the moment, enjoying every last draw and wishing the cigar would never end - this is that kind of cigar. Very good balance and complexity with a wonderfully long finish. MSRP for this vitola is $10.00 and it's worth every penny of it. This might just be the best Nestor Miranda cigar to date - definite recommend.

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