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Island (The other ones) Reviews>Review Reserva Miraflor
TripleF 07:40 PM 11-30-2008
At the 2008 EYH (Epic Ybor Herf) Andy of Reseva Miraflor Cigars (his own line of cigars) sent a messanger (Andrew - aka scottishsmoker) with a bag full of his tasty treats for all who attended to sample. Sucks for you if you didn't attend :-).

After letting the Reserva Miraflor set in my humidor for 2 weeks I pulled it out today to compile this review. I believe I had the toro size.

Wrapper - Flawless, small veins but looked fantastic. (Corojo or Sun Grown?)
Pre-Light draw - 10 (little tngly on my lips)
Burn - 10 (not one ioata of a problem)
Draw - 10 (effortless)
Taste - sea salty, pepperish, slight orane peel taste near the end.
Strength - pretty strong. (If you like stong cigars I highly recommend this powerhouse!! :-) )


Pics below of the one and a half hours of enjoyable experience!!


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Thanks soooooooooo much for sending these with Andrew, Andy, it was a treat!!!
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elderboy02 07:46 PM 11-30-2008
Nice review. These are good cigars!
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CBI_2 07:56 PM 11-30-2008
I smoked mine a week or so ago while herfing with Scott. It was a very good smoke. Really had a nice rich kick with about 1/4 left.

I second that hearty thank you. :-)
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s15driftking 07:57 PM 11-30-2008
wow that thing burned incredibly even... very consistent...!!!!
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yourchoice 08:00 PM 11-30-2008
Great review, and awesome pics.
Originally Posted by TripleF:
slight orane peel taste near the end.
I agree on the orange peel taste. I picked up a touch of citrus myself.
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Skywalker 09:10 AM 12-02-2008
Nice review and great photos!!!

I have not found these yet... but I'm gonna try!!!

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joetownhound 01:28 PM 12-03-2008
I have to agree with Scott on everything in this review. This is a great cigar with one hell of a burn, very consistence with a lot of flavor packed into this little power house. I would recommend this to anyone that hasn't tried one and I'm also have it on my to buy list. It would be nice if someone could post where these could be bought and prise of them. :-):-)
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Dooge 02:34 PM 12-03-2008
They can only be got directly from AndresMadera GDW, a member on this board. :-) go ahead and send him a PM.
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MarkinOR 09:55 PM 12-04-2008
Originally Posted by TripleF:
After letting the Reserva Miraflor set in my humidor for 2 weeks I pulled it out today to compile this review. I believe I had the toro size.

Wrapper - Flawless, small veins but looked fantastic. (Corojo or Sun Grown?)
Pre-Light draw - 10 (little tngly on my lips)
Burn - 10 (not one ioata of a problem)
Draw - 10 (effortless)
Taste - sea salty, pepperish, slight orane peel taste near the end.
Strength - pretty strong. (If you like stong cigars I highly recommend this powerhouse!! :-) )
Thanks for the review and photo's Scott. So, where does one purchase these wonderful sticks from? They were on CFO at one point in time, but no more:-)



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FrequenC 11:33 PM 12-04-2008
Thank you for the review! I've been waiting for a review on these and the pics were a bonus! I've been wanting to try these for a little while now and this review just makes me want one now! :-)
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AndyMadera 11:37 PM 12-04-2008
Awesome review Scott, I am glad you licked it. Happy Holidays
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Don Fernando 12:14 PM 12-05-2008
A few weeks ago I decided to team up with some fellow countrymen to do a small group buy of the Reserva MiraFlor cigars by GDW (Guillen Diaz Wood) Cigars, a Nicaraguan cigar company from Estreli and they produce Nicaraguan puros. This specific Reserva MiraFlor has an habano oscuro wrapper and it was the first release for GDW, a limited batch of only 1000 cigars. A new batch is already made, 4 times as big as the previous order.

Back to the cigar, I smoked the Churchill, 7 inch long, 48 ring gauge with a dark heavy smell which reminded me of standing close to a wet horse and rich soil. The wrapper is dark (hey, it is oscuro) and has some veins. The feeling of the wrapper is a bit silky.

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The first flavors I could taste were coffee and some earthy notes but soon, after about a centimeter a light leather flavor made an appearance while the coffee faded away. When I reach about the halfway point I could taste a little bit of sweetness and soon after that the earthy flavor fades away. A very light creamy flavor shows up at the background which is soon replaced by some chocolate. That happens at about 2/3rd of the cigar. When the chocolate disappears a fresh sour flavor shows up, a bit of a citrus flavor and then the cigar picks up in power. The earthy notes are back again.

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The smoke is quite thick. The ash is light grey with some dark spots and it isnít very strong. The ash is also a bit frayed. The cigar is full flavored and medium to full bodied. This particular cigar was less than 3 months old when I smoked it and it had travelled from Nicaragua to the USA and then to The Netherlands so a bit more rest would do the cigar good. If is a very nice smoke, fresh out of the factory, but I canít wait to try it with a few years on it.

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Would I buy this cigar again? Yes, no doubt about it. I will buy another box soon and I will let those age for a while. It is a good cigar fresh, but I think it will be much more than good with a few years of age on them.

Construction: 16 / 20
Draw: 16 / 20
Appearance: 14 / 20
Smoke & ash: 8 / 10
Burn: 18 / 20
Aroma (first part) 7 / 10
Aroma (middle part) 8 / 10
Aroma (last part) 7 / 10
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Cigarcop 08:24 PM 12-05-2008
I also had my first Miraflor today a 5x50 and it was excellent and couldn't agree more with Scott or Dons reviews.
I'm no review expert but I do know a good cigar and I'll be getting a few more of these.
Great cigar Andy :-)
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CigaSkills9 02:11 AM 12-06-2008
Not much else can be said. I really enjoyed the Reserva Miraflor. No need to go into how I rate it. The above ratings are right on. Keep up the great work and product.:-)
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G G 08:11 AM 12-06-2008
Nice review, thanks.:-)
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The Poet 02:44 PM 03-26-2014
Bump, so's to swipe some pics from Ferdie.
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theonlybear4CORT 03:00 PM 03-26-2014
I'm down to my last two,anyone know where I can get another belicoso box?
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kelmac07 05:01 PM 03-26-2014
These were pepper bombs when they first came out. Strong a$$ kickers with in your face flavor. Bought 5 boxes of these. Age did not do these sticks justice. Turned completely mild and lost almost all of their flavor. :-)
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theonlybear4CORT 08:04 PM 03-26-2014
I got the same results as you kelmac07.
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Don Fernando 08:21 AM 04-29-2014
i'de better start smoking them fast then, found quite some in my coolers
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