Cigar Review: 5 Vegas Miami

5 Vegas Miami ToroWith the New York Jets, my team in the NFL coming out of Miami with a win I decided to pull this stick out of my humidor as a victory cigar. As a fan of Gang Green, I have high hopes this season with the addition of Brett Favre. According to the 5 Vegas website they say the following about the 5 Vegas Miami cigar,

Miami represents the most elusive blend in the celebrated portfolio of 5 Vegas. Carefully handcrafted with a blend of 1st generation Cuban-seed Nicaraguan long-leaf tobaccos that have been patiently aged and expertly fermented, the Miami caters to the most discerning of palates.

Miami features six standard shapes. Five from Nicaragua, and one from America’s little Cuba: Miami, Florida. This vitola, a shaggy-foot toro, is produced in extremely limited quantities by only our top echelon cigar artisans.

The Skinny:

Cigar: 5 Vegas Miami
Origin: Nicaragua
Size: 6 x 48 (Toro)
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Cuban seed Nicaragua & Dominican

Pre-Smoke: Looking at this cigar it a fairly ugly looking stick, or a stick with a lot of character. Do you look at a glass half empty or half full? The cigar had a lot of veins and was very bumpy. The scent of the wrapper was woody, while the scent of the foot was full out pepper. The pre-light draw was that of pepper and earth. Pretty much making these cigars a typical Don Pepin Garcia blend.

Smoke: The cigar is full bodied cigar with notes of pepper, leather and earth. Occasionally I picked up some wood notes as well. The draw on the cigar was tight and became a little annoying after a while. The highlight of this cigar was the burn. If you can envision in your mind what the perfect burn is, that is what the 5 Vegas Miami offered.  The finish was leather.

Overall: I was talking the other day with an owner of a well known tobacco farm in Ecuador and I told him I was getting a little tired of Don Pepin Garcia as all his blends while good are getting a bit repetitive. He informed me that Don Pepin Garcia just obtained a large amount of Ecuadorian grown wrapper for a future blend. This is something I am looking forward to, but more and more I feel like the cigar I am smoking that was blended by DPG is a rerun.

Rating: 87
Price: $8.00