Tasting Note


Joya de Nicaragua Antaño 1970


Draped in an oily, reddish-brown wrapper, this large cigar starts with some heavy tar notes that sweeten to black cherry, toast and wood. A full-bodied smoke with interesting flavor.

Additional tasting notes for Joya de Nicaragua Antaño 1970

Issue: Aug 01, 2015
Score: 90
A reddish-brown Churchill that is sweet and woody with a pleasant touch of ginger snap that leaves a profound, graham cracker aftertaste.

Issue: Jun 01, 2014
Score: 88
An attractive Churchill with a slightly firm draw. Initial notes of cedar, oak and vanilla become chewy and sweet, but the smoke loses some intensity as it progresses.

Issue: Aug 01, 2009
Score: 88
Dark, oily and solidly rolled, resulting in a notably firm draw. There are some oaky, syrupy notes accompanied by sweet corn-meal flavors and* a leathery finish.

Issue: Jun 03, 2008
Score: 86
A dark, veiny Churchill with a firm draw. The smoke is mostly woody in character, showing a white wine note and some sweetness before the bready finish.

Issue: Aug 01, 2007
Score: 88
Although covered in a spotty, coarse wrapper, this cigar draws and burns well. It is full bodied and woody, with lots of cocoa and mineral flavors that lead to a nutty finish.

Issue: Aug 01, 2005
Score: 90
Dark and rich in appearance, with lovely texture to the wrapper. It has a superb draw. The smoke is strong and intense, very cedary and spicy on the palate. A complex smoke with a medium to full body.

Issue: Dec 01, 2003
Score: 87
A dark, oily, alluring cigar with a firm draw and a good burn. It has rich, cedary flavors on the outset, with a sweet woody taste, but the flavor ebbs .Medium bodied.

Issue: Sep 01, 2003
Score: 88
An oily, dark Churchill with an ugly cap. It draws perfectly and has a toasty aroma. Full-bodied flavors include cream and coffee bean. The finish is long with hints of spice.

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