Ever since Miami Cigar introduced the Nestor Miranda Special Selection, I’ve been a big fan. The cigars are well made with great flavors for a good price. My favorite of the line has been the Coffee Break which is their petit corona. It had a lots of flavor in a small package. They had a special release called the Danno which is probably my second favorite size. Its a double corona size that was first released in 2010. They released a special version of the Danno for Buckhead Cigars that was a little ramped up version that is absolutely amazing. They recently made an addition to the Special Selection line with the Exclusivo Regional for their Midwest customers. The Exclusivo Regional is available in two box press sizes with a San Andres wrapper and Nicaraguan binder and filler:
- Robusto Extra – 5.5 x 54
- Toro Extra – 6 x 60
We were sent the robusto extra to review by my good friend Barry Stein at Miami Cigar. I enjoy box press cigars and a 54 ring gauge is a good size. The cigar starts off with a nice sweet cocoa note along with woody and leather notes. As the cigar gets near the halfway point, I start picking up an amaretto note along with a buttery caramel. The amaretto note and spice note are strong and really stand out on the retrohale. If you don’t retrohale this cigar, you are missing out on half the flavor. As the cigar neared the end, the caramel and sweet cocoa notes fade and the woodness really started to take center stage. Overall, this is an outstanding cigar, especially for the price. Definitely one that is box worthy.