Cigar Aficionado

Joya de Nicaragua Antaño 1970 Machito
42 42
Tasting Note
This dark little smoke forms a very white ash as it burns. Notes of coffee and oak combine with hints of sour cherry and an oaky finish.
Body Medium-Full
Size Petit Corona
Ring Gauge 42
Length 4 3/4"
Filler Nicaragua
Binder Nicaragua
Wrapper Nicaragua
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Aug 01, 2016
Price $5.40
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2019 | Score: 86

The sweet, licorice notes of this dark petit corona are offset by hints of bitter woods. It burns evenly but the draw is a bit tight.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2017 | Score: 83

Vague notes of earth and chocolate struggle to get through this petit corona's overwhelming mustiness and soapy qualities. The finish is bitter.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2015 | Score: 88

Gnarly and dark in appearance, this petit corona offers a substantial draw for such a small smoke. It's woody and cedary, with touches of nuts and a bit of vanilla.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2014 | Score: 87

This dark cigar forms a bright white ash as it burns. First puffs are herbal and piney before warming to show earth, wood and vanilla bean.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2013 | Score: 89

The smoke of this small cigar is very thick and dense for such a petit size. It’s meaty with a leathery core. Citrus notes and cedar complement the savor flavors.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2011 | Score: 92

A dark, full-bodied smoke full of woody flavor, cocoa notes and a dried fruit finish. The draw and burn stay full and even.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2009 | Score: 87

A small, oily corona packed with lots of tobacco. It has a very spicy leathery start, but does not sustain the flavors, which turn woody and muted.

Cigar Aficionado's 100-Point Scale
  • Classic: 95-100
  • Outstanding: 90-94
  • Very good to excellent: 80-89
  • Average to good commercial quality: 70-79
  • Don't waste your money: 0-69
100-Point Scale