They even went as far as to brag that even the box that contains these wonderful sticks is made in the U.S.A. Of course the company wanted to stress that the tobacco was not American.
Made at the Miami Cigar Company, it sports an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper. It also has a Nicaraguan binder and filler. It is available in three sizes which are:
* Robusto (5″ by 50)
* Toro (6″ by 52)
* Belicoso (6″ by 52)
This was one of the two brands that were released in 2009 by Nestor Miranda. Casa Miranda is a wonderfully received, humidor stocking favorite of many. More than one reviewer offered their humbling opinions about the smoke. A few of them in particular decided to give the Nestor Miranda Casa Miranda Toro a try.
The first thing that anyone will see is the very artsy band that encircles this offering. It reminds one of something that would be found on a fine bottle of wine rather than around a cigar. This is just to get the aficionado started on the road to having a very first class smoking experience.
Sporting a deep mahogany color, the wrapper shows a few veins but the double cap is considered flawless. It isn’t soggy or soft throughout the body and some report that as the cap is approached, the smoke actually seems a bit firmer there.
As one takes in the aroma of the wrapper, there is a hint of woodsy earthiness to it. However, the foot offers an ever so faint smell of spice.
This Nestor Miranda Casa Miranda offers up a sensational pre-lit draw that leaves the lip tingling from the strong exhibition of tobacco along with a note of honey. Of course this is just a sampling of the things to come when it is lit.
Upon lighting this great smoke, the reviewers all proclaimed that the first thing that was noticeable was the very strong taste of a peppery sort. However, this very awakening taste soon begins to dissipate to the background. In its place one is left with a very pleasant citrus nuance that is complimented by the honey that was detected on the pre-draw.
There is a lot of smoke with this stick; so much so that it is compared to the scent that one would experience from lighting a fire in the fireplace. The ash is light gray and it holds on for a considerable amount of time.
The flavor throughout this cigar seems to stay with the woodsy notes but it finishes with a very creamy taste that has just subtle notes of citrus and smooth chocolate. The Nestor Miranda Casa Miranda Toro is definitely one that is recommended by the reviewers. A little aging in the humidor will make it the perfect smoke to enjoy with a nice glass of ale.