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Nestor Miranda 1989 (First Impression)

Friday, November 12th, 2010

Awhile back, I visited the Bonita Smoke Shop. After a day of hanging out and smoking many cigars, I was sent home with a care package containing a nice selection of yet more cigars. I reached into the bag and pulled out today’s review, the Nestor Miranda 1989. They are available in two wrappers, an Oscuro, or Rosado. Today I smoked the Rosado variety. For the record, this is the only time I have tried this cigar. Hence the “First Impression” in the title. I paired this cigar with water and offer you my thoughts.


Wrapper: Nicaraguan Rosado

Binder: Nicaragua

Filler: Nicaragua

Size: Belicoso 6 1/8 x 52

Price: $5.50


Pre-smoke & Construction:

The wrapper was smooth with small veins and very few flaws. The smell coming off of the wrapper was cedar and earth. The foot had the same smell with a slight spice. Overall the cigar was evenly packed, except towards the head, where there was a small hard spot. Nothing to worry about. The pre-light draw offered slight resistance, which is good. The pre-light draw had a sweet earthy taste along with natural tobacco.

The burn required no corrections, and the ash held for around an inch.



First third had a simple and easy mild spice when passing smoke through the nose. The flavors were very subtle. I picked up wispy earthy tones along with a toasty nuttiness. Smoke feel was a bit dry but not to an extreme.


The second this didn’t have a lot of change. The smoke feel became less crisp and leaned towards a creamy feel. The flavors were the same, so see my notes from the first third.


The last third had a transformation for the better. The smoke feel became very creamy with a lot of smoke volume. When exhaling through the sinus, there was that nice mild spice. The smoke coated the inside of the mouth with a nice buttery aftertaste. The earthy notes almost would come and go. There also were nutty flavors mixed with coffee. Everything just came together nicely.



This was a decent mild to medium bodied cigar. The flavors were simple and fairly one dimensional, but good all the way though. I think this is a good morning cigar, but would fall short after a big steak dinner in the afternoon. I think it fits its price point, and is worth trying if this is your type of cigar. Also – Thanks to Bonita Smoke Shop for the care package!

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