Nestor Miranda Danno – a Nicaraguan blend with a broadleaf wrapper and pig tail cap. The cold draw produces flavors of light dark fruit with something mellow, maybe spice? The wrapper looks a little rough, few veins. Very dark chocolate color.
The first few puffs start off with wood flavors-the dark fruit is definitely present along with muted spice. Not that power heavy stuff one gets from cigars from My Father factory. In fact, I tasted plum on the initial few puffs.
Hints of leather appear along with a stronger sense of black pepper. This is just the first third. It actually paired well with the Laughing Skull beer (IPA) I had that night with it.
Starting the second third, the flavors give way to wood and the spice takes a back seat. The burn was slightly uneven.
The wood notes grow slightly in intensity. The smoke is cool. I was surprised at the construction. If you’ve seen my rants on FB or twitter, you’ve seen that a number of cigars close to this size I’ve smoked have been duds, a disappointment considering they’re coming from some of my favorite makers. Regular sizes (Toro, proper Churchill, etc) smoke just fine.
The final third is a mellow version of all the previous spices, chocolate and balanced bitters bonus the deep wood from earlier. The burn line self corrected. Overall, a well made, tasty release with plenty of complexity from Nestor Miranda.