I’m back with another 5 Vegas review. This time it’s the Miami in the M5 vitola, a thick 5×55 size.
The wrapper is particularly nice looking, a chocolate brown color with only a couple of medium sized veins.
The Miami is packed very tightly with Cuban seed ligero. Despite being tightly packed, there are no overly hard spots. It seems to be very well constructed. I chose a punch for the M5, and it paid dividends! The draw was literally perfect, with some resistance but plenty of air coming through.
The wrapper has an excellent spicy floral smell which is in stark contrast to the pungent barnyard smell of the foot of the cigar.
I lit the Miami and found that it produces a ton of smoke. Even right from the start I can tell that this will be a complex cigar. The dominant flavor is pepper, but with almond and peanut with a wonderfully spicy finish. Towards the end of the first third quite a bit of sweetness was coming through on the finish.
The second third began with the long dark gray ash falling off which did leave a slightly uneven burn. The Miami increased to a medium-full body smoke and the core flavor was a deep, dark coffee with lots of pepper. The finish evolved into more of a buttery spice.
The full-bodied final third proved most interesting with a host of flavors ranging from coffee, pepper, buttery toast, almond, and a slightly sweet spicy finish. I did have to touch up the burn towards the end of this cigar.
The 5 Vegas Miami was an impressive cigar blended by Don Pepin Garcia. It hosted the most complex range of flavors of any cigar I have smoked so far this year. I am a fan of cigars that produce hefty amounts of smoke, it makes for an enjoyable experience. I did have to fix the burn once, but that is almost to be expected of a cigar with a 55 ring gauge. I really hope that you get the chance to try one of these for yourself!