The Casa Fernandez Miami line is similar to most Casa Fernandez smokes in the fact that it is a Nicaraguan puro, and is rolled in the Cuban fashion. This line, along with some other lines by Casa Fernandez, are made in Miami, and the talks are that the company will begin to move production of a good number of their cigars to that factory. The factory still employs the high level rollers as they do at Tabacalera Tropical and Raices Cubanas, only in Miami, Florida. The Torpedo vitola measures 6 1/4" with a 52 ring gauge, and is finished with a beautiful Corojo 2006 wrapper. All tobacco is from Aganorsa and is "AA" tobacco leaf from the three prominent regions in Nicaragua. The cigar has a slightly veiny wrapper while remaining oily and smooth to touch. The coloring is just this perfect Colorado and has this weathered feel to it. The Torpedo has a lovely aroma of spices, leather, wood, coffee and earth at the foot, and you can get that earthy and leather aroma from the wrapper.
|Corojo 2006 wrapper|
When I enter the second third of the cigar I am still getting a lot of those core flavors from before, but there is an emergence of new flavors that are just as enjoyable. Those core flavors of oak, spices, leather and tobacco are dominant, but the coffee and nutty notes are becoming more dominant as well. I would actually say that the further you get into the second third the more equal they become. I am also picking up some cocoa notes in this third, and it is pairing with those earthy notes from before. As to be expected the cigar is still burning razor sharp, and I am getting a solid charcoal ash that is remaining from the first third. The cigar is still smoking at that medium full strength level, and this is a cigar you can go back to over and over again and never be disappointed.
While I prefer the Miami Reserva to the traditional Casa Fernandez Miami, this line and vitola are still incredibly solid and flavorful. There seems to be a division between the two, and some prefer the Reserva and others the plain old Miami, but I like them both at different times. I would gravitate towards this vitola earlier in the day, before lunch, and after lunch I would be enjoying the Miami Reservas. Either way, the cigar is constructed wonderfully and produces some great flavors throughout. I would not say the cigar is mild in any sense, but there is a lighter aspect to this cigar which appeals to some smokers overall. At the end of the day, the Torpedo gets a solid 91 rating, but I would grab the Petit Robusto or Toro version more likely.
|Casa Fernandez Miami Torpedo|