Miró is a new cigar that has come to the U.S. via Europe. They are made by Compañia Hondureña de Tabacos out of Miami, FL. And produced in their Danli, Honduras factory. The company has been around for over 15 years and produces 6 million cigars per year.
There isn’t a lot of info on them but on their web site, they say this about the cigar:
“Miró Cigars are a product of a prime selection of perfectly fermented tobacco. Their distinct aroma precedes their intense, profound, slightly matured flavors that slightly intensify the further you get into them. The Miró brand of cigars is a full bodied cigar that is sure to make any ordinary occasion into an absolutely unique one with the incredible flavors and aromas given off by the perfect blend of a Sumatra wrapper, Nicaraguan binder and combined Nicaraguan and Honduran filler.”
The cigar comes in four sizes: 5 x 50, 6 x 52, 6 x 60, and 6.125 x 52 (Torpedo).
Construction is quite good. The medium brown colored wrapper has veins but nothing obtrusive. It is a solidly packed cigar without soft spots. It has a very pointy triple cap. There is a nice oily sheen and feels a bit bumpy, but yet not toothy.
I clip the cap. (Remember that when you clip a torpedo, always remove the cap above the shoulder or you risk the wrapper unraveling.) I find aromas of spice, sweet cedar, baking cocoa, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, leather, and dark cherries.
Time to light up.
The first puffs are full of red pepper and cocoa. It is very sweet. Smoke jets from the foot and the draw is perfect. I can taste varied dried fruits; such as dried cherries, strawberries, and apricot for the tang.
The char line needs immediate correction.
The spiciness continues to ratchet up until it almost obliterates the other flavors. Based on the leaf stats, I can make an educated guess that this will subside shortly. And the flavors of this cigar will have a fighting chance.
An inch in, the pepper does subside and it becomes very earthy and with heavy tones of natural tobacco sweetness. The fruitiness is a real treat. The trifecta of cherries, strawberries and apricot are extremely unusual and very nice. They lay in the background giving the cigar a bedrock of flavor.
The cocoa returns from its battle with the pepper and we find that coffee is added to the profile.
The burn line, once again, is going awry which does not bode well. I only have one stick so I have no idea whether it is a fluke or something to be worried about when making the decision to buy more.
As the second third begins, the cigar is awash in buttery smooth cream. So far, this cigar has all the traditional flavors of a Nicaraguan puro; albeit the fruitiness is unique.
The stick starts off at classic medium. And has stayed there. The burn line hopefully has things worked out now as it is on the path of righteousness and solidarity. (I wanted to sound like a writer just there.)
My only concern at this point is that while I like this cigar, and I think you will too, the price point is a little high; especially with the burn issues.
The creaminess takes over the entire flavor profile and this cigar is swinging for the jumbo-tron. It is just dripping flavors. The body begins its climb to full body.
One thing that does set it apart from most other Nic cigars is that this cigar is advertised as having extremely aged tobacco. They don’t say how long, but you can definitely taste the aging in the form of the sweetness, earthiness, and deep richness. It is a flavor all to itself. This may be the jumping point from where the price point makes its claim.
The last third begins and brings with it a resurgence of the red pepper. But now the flavor profile is very strong and the spiciness does not overshadow it. It pumps up the cigar’s elements until they are almost screaming at you.
So far, the char line is behaving itself.
I bid on 5 sticks on Cbid and won only one for $5. So apparently, this stick has some cache. But Cbid is also not making the stick widely available. I just checked and there is only eight singles up for auction.
And once more, I need to correct the burn. This is making liking this cigar a daunting task. This is a real shame because the flavors are wonderful and satisfying. The cigar digs deep and hits a nice complexity at this point.
I suggest you try them but do what I did and buy singles or maybe a 5 pack on CI before committing to a box.
At this point, the aforementioned flavors are all here and booming. The only addition is another fruity flavor: tart cranberry. It does not hold a predominant position but it does match well with the dried cherry.
The last couple of inches see the strength of the cigar move up. Not quite full bodied, but very close. I feel the body change but I am not getting a nicotine buzz.
The cigar finishes out nicely without harshness, bitterness, or hot. The flavors are strong. And it is flush with character.
I plan to give the cigar another try via a 5 pack next time. And cross my fingers that the burn issues that marred the experience was a fluke.
ADDENDUM (11-4-2016): 3 years later. And no change or improvement to the construction or flavors. Save your dough for something better. Don’t put money into a manufacturer’s bank when he doesn’t give a shit.
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