Written by Puff Staff

Wednesday, 08 January 2014

User Rating: / 2

nestor mirandanestor miranda special selection connecticut
room101room101 master collection one

Welcome back to another cigar review by yours truly. Today we look at two cigars that I have heard are quite heavy on the taste side - sounds good to me. We will start with the Nestor Miranda Special Selection Connecticut (that is a mouthful in more ways than one) and the Room101 Master Collection One. Do these cut the cake when it comes to flavor? Let's slice these bad boys up and find out!

Nestor Miranda Special Selection Connecticut

I have a fondness for Connecticut - and Connecticut wrappers specifically. So when I heard that the much revered Miami Cigar and Co. was debuting a new batch in their Nestor Miranda Special Selection line featuring my beloved wrapper of choice, I knew I had to try this cigar the instant I could. Fortunately for me, that instant came pretty quickly.

This cigar originates out of Nicaragua from the lofty My Fathers Cigar S.A. factory. It comes in four sizes, including the quirky Coffee Break at 4 1/2 x 50, the 5.5 x 54 (which is my vitola of choice for this review), the Piramide (6 1/8 x 52) and the 6 x 60. Each size is sold in boxes of 20 and range in price from $6.80 to $8.60 per stick, or $136 to $172 per box. Not too bad of a price - trying one certainly won't break your budget.

I really enjoy the look of these cigars. The Connecticut wrapper is a beautiful tan and leather with shades of a yellow hue that look really smooth and elegant. There are a lot of veins, I have to admit, but I don't mind it one bit, as it adds some tone and texture to the cigar. It is well constructed and flawless in its design. During the smoke, the ash lasted about an inch and a half or so in, and there were no touch-ups required at all. The draw was perfect and there was a good amount of smoke - there definitely could have been a bit more for my taste, but then maybe that is just personal preference at play here.

The binder of the Nestor Miranda Special Selection Connecticut (say that three times fast), is Nicaraguan, while the filler takes its form from the Dominican Republic, Honduras, and Nicaraguan tobacco leaves. A nice mix to be sure. When taking the Connecticut wrapper into consideration, I could already tell this would be full of flavor as advertised. Overall the strength was said to be between medium and full bodied.

These cigars smell delicious right out of the box - cocoa, chocolate (yes, there is a difference), and leather aroma permeated the air about me as I ran the stick under my nose, making my mouth water. A cold draw gave up some more chocolate and spice.

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