Medina 1959 Miami Edition with serial number
Originally posted by Tom Ufer, Tampa Cigar Examiner
- Length: 7 1/2 inches
- Ring Gauge: 38
- Wrapper: Sumatran
- Binder: Nicaraguan
- Filler: Nicaraguan
My thanks to Cuban Crafters Cigars for providing samples for this review.
The Medina 1959 Miami blend was created by Master Roller Manuel Medina. Mr. Medina started rolling cigars in Cuba in 1959 and the Medina 1959 re-creates that time when Cuban cigars were considered to be the best in the world.
The cigars are rolled at Cuban Crafters in Miami, FL. The Lancero vitolas that I smoked are only rolled by two of the many rollers Cuban Crafters employs. They both started out as rollers in Cuba and specialize in the Lancero shape.
The binder and filler leaves are aged for five years and the Sumatran wrapper is aged for six years. Each cigar gets it’s own serial number on a gold sub band.
The cigar itself is very good looking. The wrapper is golden brown and had a few bumps but they did not detract from the appearance. The cap sports a short pig tail. Construction is good, there were no soft spots or plugged areas.
The pre-light draw brought forth the flavor of mild tobacco with some sweetness. The draw was excellent. A Lancero shape can be difficult to roll due to its small ring gauge. This cigar was perfect.
The cigar had great flavor throughout. I could taste smooth, creamy tobacco with some sweetness at the end. In the beginning there was a bit more spice that mellowed but never disappeared.
Overall, the Medina 1959 Miami Edition is a very complex, medium bodied smoke. I thoroughly enjoyed this cigar and couldn’t help but nub it. I can highly recommend this blend and suggest you try one soon. I think you’ll find that one is not enough.