JOYA DE NICARAGUA ANTAÑO GRAN RESERVA ROBUSTO GRANDE
Everyone thought it was gone forever, but last year, Joya de Nicaragua brought back its Antaño Gran Reserva line. Once a limited-edition brand from 2005, the new cigar is made with the same blend as the Joya de Nicaragua Antaño 1970, only this Gran Reserva has older filler tobaccos. In the cigar world, a little extra age can go a very long way. In this case, it put the Robusto Grande on the Top 25 list. Joya de Nicaragua is the oldest cigar factory in Nicaragua, and the company believes the Gran Reserva to be emblematic of the quintessential Nicaraguan cigar. The wrapper is from Jalapa and full-bodied ligero from Estelí is at the heart of the filler, but the extra age has refined the blend.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado – Jan 01, 2019
Designation: Top 25 of 2018 | Rank: 16