Cigar Review: Casa Miranda Robusto
Pre-light flavor: Bready, toasty
Toasting & Light: Excellent all around
Base flavors: Toasty, nutty and sweet
First puff: Creamy and toasty with prominent floral notes
Retrohale: Smooth and earthy with note of pepper
Aroma: earthy, sweet and very floral
Burn / Ash Quality: Very clean, even burn resulting in firm, almost solid gray ash.
Consistency: Excellent throughout
General Observations: Very smooth with plenty of creamy smoke. Finish is a tad on the dry side. Every puff was very flavorful. This is what they mean by a "full-flavored" cigar. Not all that complex in the first act. Strength ramped up by the midpoint, while maintaining a nice balance of flavors, primarily sweet wood with notes of leather, nutmeg, and roasted nuts.
Summary: Made for Nestor Miranda by Willie Herrera (formerly of Titan de Bronze. Now with Drew Estate) who made a very impressive cigar. Very smooth, consistent in flavor with an excellent balance. A good choice for newbies if you're ready to move on from your Macanudos. Not a bad alternative to the heavier fare for the more experienced, either.
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Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for CigarAdvisor.com since its debut in 2008. An avid cigar smoker for over 30 years, during the past 12 years he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and cigar reviewer. A graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, prior to his career in the cigar business, Gary worked in the music and video industry as a marketer and a publicist.Show all Gary Korb's Articles