Released just about a month ago by Miami Cigar & Company, the Nestor Miranda Special Selection Exclusivo Regional was a three year project in the making. The idea is to make special blends available to different regions in the area. This Exclusivo Regional is intended specifically for the mid-west area of the United States.
The box-pressed cigar is available in two vitolas; Robusto Extra (5.5 x 54) and Toro Grande (6 x 60). The blend is comprised of a San Andres wrapper and Nicaraguan binder and filler tobaccos.
For this review, I received samples of the Robusto Extra from Miami Cigar & Company.
My first impression is that this is one beautiful cigar. The San Andres wrapper is a dark chocolate brown with few veins and nearly invisible seams. The cigar’s double band is comprised of the classic Nestor Miranda Special Selection band with a matching secondary band with the words Exclusivo Regional in the center.
The cigar felt very firm to the touch with only a slight give.
I picked up on the typical nicaraguan scents from the foot; earthy tobacco with a sweet raisin component along with a deep chocolate, cedar / tobacco aroma from the wrapper.
I clipped the cap and gave the cigar a quick, pre-light draw. The draw was easy and I picked up on a bit of sweetness.
Once I had toasted and lit the foot, I was greeted with an immediate peppery, tingly sensation on my palate.
The cigar boasted big flavors of earthy tobacco and a large amount of spice on the exhale going into the 2nd half.
This profile changed a bit in the final third when I picked up on a lot of sweetness and cedar notes on the finish.
The cigar had a great, even burn with a thin carbon ring and produced a large amount of satisfying smoke. The ash was very firm and gray in color.
I thoroughly enjoyed this Nestor Miranda Special Selection Exclusivo Regional blend. You Mid-West cigar smokers are in for a real treat when you choose this cigar at your local tobacconist.