In March, we published news of the first Kuuts Miró vitola under five inches in length, the 4 x 48 Momentos. The petit corona uses the same Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper, Nicaraguan binder and filler tobaccos from Honduras and Nicaragua as the other six vitolas in the line, including the Special Edition Lancero that was released in November of last year.

Here is what I said in my original review back in April:

I love the size of this release, and while the humongous band takes away from the visual appeal for me, the combination of the great vitola and aggressive pricing still puts it into the win column. While the flavors the Miró Momentos has are fairly distinctive, there are just not that many of them, nor is there much of a transition between thirds. The finish is sweet and clean, and the construction was fine, if not overly impressive. It is a light easy smoking blend, and fans of the size and price point will enjoy it, but won’t find anything surprising about the profile.

Released in May, the regular production release has an MSRP of $5.50 and is sold in boxes of 20. Like the rest of the Miró line, the Momentos is rolled in Honduras at the company’s Compañia Hondureña de Tabacos factory.

  • Cigar Reviewed: Miró Momentos
  • Country of Origin: Honduras
  • Factory: Compañia Hondureña de Tabacos
  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Honduras & Nicaragua
  • Size: 4 Inches
  • Ring Gauge: 48
  • Vitola: Petit Corona
  • MSRP: $5.50 (Boxes of 20, $110)
  • Date Released: May 2014
  • Number of Cigars Released: Regular Production
  • Number of Cigars Smoked for Redux: 1

The Miró Momentos is small but dense in my hand, and seems to weigh more than it should based solely on the size. A mocha brown wrapper that is silky smooth to the touch covers the cigar, and there is a slight box-press noticeable. Aroma from the wrapper is strong barnyard, chocolate, coffee and hay, while the cold draw brings flavors of oak, cinnamon, leather and earth.

The Momentos starts off immediately with creamy nuts, leather, bitter espresso, dark cocoa and a touch of cinnamon. There is a significant amount of spice on the tongue as well as pepper on the retrohale for the first few puffs, but both seem to be dying down as the first third continues. Around the halfway point, there is a noticeable amount of nutmeg sweetness that invades the profile, along with an peppermint note that is recognizable but fleeting.

Miro Momentos

Both the burn and the draw are excellent from the first puff, and the smoke production is slightly above average as well. While the strength is not a major part of the profile, it does reach a solid medium by the time I put the nub down with a touch more than half an inch left.

Cigars for the review were sent to halfwheel by Kuuts, LLC.

87 Overall Score

I liked this cigar when I first smoked it and I like it just as much now. The profile seems to have become a bit more complex by adding slightly more creaminess, as well as more of the nutmeg sweetness. There seemed to be more spice and pepper than in my first review as well, but the overall construction remained excellent. A decently complex profile in a wonderful size and a great price.

Original Score (April 2014)
86
Redux Score (November 2014)
87

Brooks Whittington

I have been smoking cigars for over eight years. A documentary wedding photographer by trade, I spent seven years as a photojournalist for the Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star Telegram. I started the cigar blog SmokingStogie in 2008 after realizing that there was a need for a cigar blog with better photographs and more in-depth information about each release. SmokingStogie quickly became one of the more influential cigar blogs on the internet, known for reviewing preproduction, prerelease, rare, extremely hard-to-find and expensive cigars. I am a co-founder of halfwheel and now serve as an editor for halfwheel.