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Nestor Miranda Art Deco

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Once again I am reviewing a cigar I picked up at Corona Cigar Shop in Orlando. I smoked the larger 6 x 60 sized one with Mike from, Reggie, and John G that day. I enjoyed the larger ring gauge and figured I’d try the smaller size for review. This cigar was blended by Don Pepin Garcia and is produced by My Father Cigars.


Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo 06

Binder: Dominican Criollo 98 & Nicaraguan Habano 00 Binder

Filler: Nicaraguan Corojo 99 & Dominican San Vincente

Size: Coffee Break 4.5 x 50

Price: $6.75


Pre-Smoke & Construction:

The wrapper had one large vein and a few smaller ones, and had minimal flaws, if any. The smell off of the wrapper was a mild barnyard earthiness. The foot had more of a mild spicy and woody smell. The cigar was evenly packed with a slight sponginess when squeezed. The pre-light draw had slight resistance with a flavor of natural tobacco sweetness.

The burn required one minor correction, and the ash held for about an inch.

1 Nestor_Miranda_Art_Deco Cigar


The first third was pretty mellow. There were flavors of coffee or espresso, wood, and earthy notes in the background. When passing smoke through the nose, there was a mellow spice that was very un-Pepin like. The smoke feel was smooth and it left a slight tingle on the lips.

2 Nestor_Miranda_Art_Deco Cigar

As I hit the second third, the strength and body picked up a little, but remained in the medium range. The coffee flavors became very rich and dominated over the wood and earth. The spice through the nose didn’t change, nor did the smoke feel.

3 Nestor_Miranda_Art_Deco Cigar

The last third may have crept into the lower full bodied or upper medium bodied range. Otherwise, the flavors didn’t change enough for me to notice. I enjoyed it either way.

4 Nestor_Miranda_Art_Deco Cigar


This was a good medium bodied cigar. Being a Pepin blend, it was a departure from his trademark flavors. I enjoyed the cigar despite being fairly one dimensional. I think this smaller size had more focused flavors as opposed to the larger 6 x 60 I had at Corona. I say give it a try.

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