The Cuba Aliados Miami is a new cigar blend that Reyes Family Cigars has unveiled this year to much anticipation. Created by Rolando Reyes Sr. and Carlos Diez, this blend is somewhat of a departure from their regular line as it is rolled in Miami in small batches. I asked Frankie Santos of Reyes Cigars what makes the Miami special:
“The Miami has great Cuban cigar rollers, the best rollers on earth, and making something of that caliber, in small batches, the blend and outcome is incredible.”
The cigar features a Habano wrapper, Dominican binder and Nicaraguan filler. The cigar is currently offered in 3 sizes:
- Robusto 5 x 50
- Toro Viejo 6 x 53
- Valentino 7 x 49
Let’s see how it smokes.
The Miami has a nice mocha brown wrapper with a toothy appearance. It has a nice oily sheen that gives the wrapper a nice glimmer in the light. The cap is well constructed and you can barely see the seams of the cap. This cigar is very well made.
The draw is a little loose, but the flavors are coming on strong. The cigar is giving nice flavors of toasty tobacco and sweet hay. There is also a nice earth note which is stronger on the foot.
The first third of the cigar comes on strong with notes of pepper, leather and a sweet spice with hints of cream. The sweet spice is strong on the retrohale. The cigar has a long finish with the leathery notes being the most dominate. The cigar produces a ton of smoke which I really appreciate.
The second third is much like the first, but I’m getting a strong woody note that is quite pleasant. The creaminess has also picked up a notch. The cigar has really smoothed out make it even more enjoyable of a smoke. I swear I also pick up the faintest hint of cinnamon on the finish.
The cigar actually seems stronger, more full bodied now. I detect some notes of dried cherry now along with stronger sweet spice, leather and cream notes. Wood notes are still there, but they dissipate quickly.
The Cuba Aliados Anniversary Short was my favorite cigar of the line….until this cigar. Reyes has quite a gem here. Good flavors throughout this cigar. It’s definitely a full body cigar, but it’s not overwhelming. The pepper, leather, sweet spice and woody notes with hints of cream really make this a nice, flavorful cigar. The hint of dried cherry on the end was really unexpected, but nice. These flavors really complement each other. Reyes Family Cigars definitely has a winner here. This cigar is very limited so I will be trying to stock up on these. If you have these in your local B&M, do yourself a favor and pick up a few. You won’t be disappointed.