The 25 Best Cigars of the Year 2005

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Made By
Tabacos Puros de Nicaragua S.A.
Factory Location
Nicaragua
Wrapper
Nicaragua
Binder
Nicaragua
Filler
Nicaragua
Price
$9.00
Ring Gauge
52
Length
5 1/2"
Rating
91

Joya de Nicaragua Antaño 1970 Gran Reserva Robusto Grande


The 2002 release of the Joya de Nicaragua Antaño line energized the slumbering Joya de Nicaragua brand. The success of that moderately priced cigar led its makers to set aside some of the component tobaccos for extra aging, resulting in this special release. The filler is aged for five years and the wrappers are the most select from the Nicaraguan criollo seed used to wrap the line. The 5 1/2 by 52 Robusto Grande is woody and earthy, with a long finish smacking of spice, leather and wood.