Kuuts Cigars – Miro Lancero
Kuuts Cigars is no newcomer to Casas Fumando as Tony reviewed their three brands – Tabacalera Zapata, Miro, and Placeres Reserva – just over a year ago. You can find his reviews here. Today, I bring to you a special edition of the Miro in the Lancero vitola.
According to Kuuts Cigars’ website:
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.
Samples Provided by Kuuts
Size: 7 1/2 by 38
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
Filler: Nicraguan and Honduran
Smoke Time: 1 Hour and 25 Minutes
The Kuuts Miro Lancero sports a light to medium brown Sumatra wrapper that has mainly small veins and a bumpy texture. This lancero contains one soft spot just below the band. The wrapper aroma is of barnyard, chocolate, and rich cedar. The chocolate and cedar are present on the foot with a very unique hickory addition. If the pre-light aroma is a foreshadowing of the things to come, this stick is going to rock!
The cigar comes to an end with a crazy pointy pig-tailed cap that actually snapped off in the other sample. Clipping off a small piece of the cap, I find a very rich, but dry, cold draw that is heavy on richness and spice. The spice that is present is not your typical pepper but rather clove and nutmeg.
The draw is right on with this 38 ring gauge stick, which is not always the case, and the smoke is pouring out. Flavors of oak and chocolate are noticeable in the first inch and some spice is creeping into the profile. Unlike the exotic spice on the cold draw, this is more of a common black pepper spice. As I burn farther into the first third, I find the flavors have lessened in intensity but still at a solid medium. A good amount of heat is felt on my palate. The eyeliner burn-line is even and the ash is holding till about 3/4 of an inch.
As I pull into the second third, the chocolate has either left the stage or is being overwhelmed by the pepper and earth that are now dominating the profile. A rich cedar seems to be bouncing in and out of the profile, while the oak lingers on the finish. Like the cold draw, my palate is left somewhat dry. The ash is flaking all over the place and dropping every half inch (Warning: keep an ashtray near by). The burn-line remains solid. I am beginning to feel a nicotine kick as I wrap-up the middle third.
Rich clove and cedar are now at the forefront of the profile and the spice remains full. The chocolate notes have made a reappearance but more of a dusty chocolate on the finish.. The cigar has heated up to a point where a sharp bite is felt in my mouth so I am going to slow my roll in hopes that the smoke cools. The cigar being extremely soft in the final inch and half, on top of the small ring gauge, may also be causing some of the heat in the smoke. The ash is extremely ugly and ashy, but other than a small inconvenience, it is not impacting the cigar.
The Kuuts Miro Lancero is a very nice evening smoke that delivers in the spice department for sure. Don’t let the small ring gauge trick you. This Lancero packs a punch with its strength. Other than the flaky ash, the performance was just about perfect with an easy draw that delivered a copious amount of smoke and the burn was even throughout. Only 500 boxes of ten were produced, so if you enjoy spicy cigars and adore the lancero size, I recommend that you get your hands on this stick before they are gone.