Micallef Grande Bold Nicaragua – Cigar Review

Micallef Grande Bold Nicaragua

This is a cigar review of a Micallef Grande Bold Nicaragua by Micallef Cigars. The size chosen for this review is the toro. This cigar is composed of Connecticut Broadleaf for the wrapper followed by a Nicaraguan tobacco blend. This is a full bodied smoke that retails around $8.50.


This Micallef Grande Bold Nicaragua is a nice darker marbled chocolate in color with some minimal veins and visible yet tight seams. 


This cigar produces aromas of barnyard and nuts from the wrapper and foot. The type of cut chosen for this review is the straight. The cold draw has a lot going on with nuts, raisin and mineral all swirling around the palate.

After Toast:

First Third – Charred wood and earthy notes begin this cigar with a subtle cedar on the finish. A few minutes in a roasted nutty notes mixed with some spicy components enter the mix. The body of the cigar is full. The burn is sharp and ash holds through the third. 

Second Third – Some charred nuts now and black espresso notes really take off here followed by that underlying cedar on the finish mixed with sweet earth. The body remains full, burn turns wavy and ash falls at the beginning of this third.

Final Third – Deep espresso notes polish off this smoke experience beautifully followed by that subtle cedar finish. The body remains full and burn remains wavy. 

Suggested Pairing:

Wine – Abadia Retuerta

Scotch – Glenlivet 18

Overall Experience:

This Micallef Grande Bold Nicaragua is a nice cigar with a fairly expressive flavor profile that lead to a satisfying smoke experience. The charred notes of wood and nuts are the primary differentiators and centerpiece of the experience. I would smoke this again given the opportunity.

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