In the spring of 1997 Nicole Miller and CE-GAR, Inc. entered into a licensing agreement for a new line of premium cigars and cigar accessories and the Nicole Miller Couture Collection was born. Bud Konheim, Nicole Miller CEO, personally approved the blend: Dominican Piloto Cubana filler, Dominican olor binder and a Sumatran wrapper. The line is manufactured by MTR Tobacco in the Dominican Republic. The collection consists of five sizes (each with a individualized designer band!): The Gran Amour (Torpedo), Extravaganza (Churchill), Aristocrat (Lonsdale), Masterpiece (Robusto) and Black Tie (Corona Extra). The line received high marks in Smoke Magazine and at Cigarweekly.com. and our panel was impressed with all of the samples reviewed.
We were impressed with the pre-smoke aesthetics of this cigar. The wrapper is smooth and has an appealing oily sheen. It looks to be well made. No soft spots and substantial in the hand. Note a very easy draw and perfect burn. Note a light aroma and mild flavor. A great morning or mid day smoke. Look for hints of leather and cedar with a trace of saltiness evident. Overall, a very enjoyable, relaxing, extremely well constructed smoke. Consider pairing it with a hoppy pale ale or just with a cup of coffee to start the day off.
Outstanding Values On Top-Rated Cigars
Our purchasing power allows us to offer exceptional reorder values on highly rated
cigars such as Rocky Patel's Decade Torpedo, rated 95 in Cigar Aficionado.