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Old 05-12-2010, 04:23 PM   #1
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Default 1989 by Nestor Miranda Torpedo

1989 by Nestor Miranda Torpedo - 6 1/8 X 52. Wrapper - Nicaraguan Oscuro, Binder - Nicaragua, Filler - Nicaragua (Esteli & Jalapa). Just to the right side of Medium bodied.

Initial taste of dry woodiness which quickly changes to a very pleasant leather, wood and some light spice profile.

Continuing into the halfway point, leather wood and spice continues with the spice becomming a bit stronger but not overpowering. Hint of nuts was also noted. Very nice balance.

The last third of the cigar reveals a slight creamy sweetness and Cinnamon emerging along with the leather, wood and underlying spice. Very enjoyable long finish of leather, sweet Cinammon and some spice.

Construction burn and draw were perfect - sharp light grey ash that held on for a couple of inches before falling off. I enjoyed this cigar very much as it had a good complexity of flavors that I really like along with excellent balance. MSRP for this vitola is $5.50 which makes a cigar of this quality a great value and a no-brainer for a definte recommendation. It is nice to see that Nestor Miranda is aware of the economic climate and is continuing to offer very good cigars at very affordable prices.
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Old 05-12-2010, 06:49 PM   #2
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Great review Scott!
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:59 PM   #3
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Default Re: 1989 by Nestor Miranda Torpedo

Nice review...cinnamon??
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Old 08-02-2010, 07:20 PM   #4
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Default Re: 1989 by Nestor Miranda Torpedo

Smoking a robusto ROTT. Not bad. I'd say medium-full as well. No "typical Pepin flavor" with this one. The flavor reminds me of another cigar that I can't recall right now.

Nice looking ash, light gray with a few black specks. Good draw, decent burn for a "fresh" cigar.

About 1/3 in, mellows out to solid medium "strength".

GOT IT...the cigar that this one reminds me of. Tierra Del Sol maduro, a cheap Perdomo bundle cigar from CI. Not a bad thing in itself, I do like those once in a while, but not what I expected from this cigar.

All in all, not a bad smoke. I will let them rest and revisit in time but I doubt I will get any more.
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Old 08-02-2010, 08:20 PM   #5
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Default Re: 1989 by Nestor Miranda Torpedo

I smoked a Robusto awhile back and thought it was pretty blah. Had burn issues and didn't taste good at all. I should add it to my puke list.
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