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Stogie Reviews: La Sirena The Prince

16 Feb 2011

As noted by my colleague when he reviewed a pre-release Trident, La Sirena is a new, full-bodied addition to the Miami Cigar & Co. portfolio. The blend consists of Nicaraguan criollo and corojo filler tobaccos, dual Nicaraguan habano and corojo binders, and a Connecticut broadleaf maduro wrapper.

Since the samples I smoked were not pre-release, they each came with a band—and what a band it is, taking up almost two-thirds of the cigar. When removed and flattened, the band has a compass look that adds to the nautical theme of the blend.

“The Prince” is a standard Robutso size at five inches long with a ring gauge of 50 (and an MSRP of $8). Pre-light, it smells strongly of hay, almost overpoweringly so, with just a hint of chocolate. The wrapper is toothy with a dark, dull espresso color and surprisingly few oils.

Without any construction issues, the cigar takes to fire well, revealing an initial core of spice and cane syrup sweetness. The smoke is dense and mouth feel definitely puts this cigar in the full-bodied range.

Despite its fullness, as noted by my colleague, the cigar is surprisingly lacking in strength. The ash holds for about an inch before being removed with a light tap.

As the cigar progresses, the spice fades a little allowing chocolate and earth flavors to emerge. There’s also a long, sweet finish that’s quite intriguing. The remainder of The Prince displays variations on the same theme.

Notably, I found that the cigar smoked better when stored at a higher humidity. I smoked one sample that had been in my travel humidor for a few days and that sample was much flatter than the rest.

Still, La Sirena performs admirably, and fans of full-bodied maduros will certainly find this to be an enjoyable smoke. The Prince earns four stogies out of five.

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Patrick M

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5 Responses to “Stogie Reviews: La Sirena The Prince”

  1. Franklin Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 4:57 am #

    I'm still not 100% convinced they're worth the MSRP, but every La Sirena I've tried has been good. I particularly like this cigar in the larger Trident format.

  2. Ed Chin Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 12:49 pm #

    Great Review guys. The aroma from this lit stogie is amazing and very unique. Highly recommended.

  3. cj Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 1:38 pm #

    Had the trident, over $10 and very good flavor. Burned a bit fast for 7×50. I won't try them again for that kind of cash, MUCH rather have a t52 toro!

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