Cigar Aficionado

Joya Black Nocturno
Nocturno
93
points
Nicaragua
Nicaragua
46 46
Medium
Medium
Tasting Note
This corona gorda leaves precise impressions of black cherry and cocoa nibs on the palate, which are elevated by notes of leather, nougat and a hint of peppermint.
Body Medium
Size Corona Gorda
Ring Gauge 46
Length 6 1/4"
Filler Nicaragua
Binder Nicaragua
Wrapper Mexico
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Apr 01, 2017
Price $5.95
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jan 01, 2018 | Score: 91

Joya de Nicaragua is the oldest operating cigar factory in Nicaragua. It was around well before Estelí's current cigar manufacturing boom and weathered the turbulent Sandinista wars of the 1970s. The building even has the bullet holes and bomb damage to prove it. In all this time, Joya de Nicaragua never made a cigar with a Mexican wrapper before Joya Black. The band is a reflection of Joya's determination to modernize a bit. Though the quintessential Nicaraguan cigar, the company sought a modern look. It started with Joya Red and continued with Joya Black. With the modern look came a fairly modern blend—Nicaraguan tobacco wrapped in Mexican cover leaf is currently a popular combination. And Joya's is a tasty one. Black cherry and cocoa notes set the tone for leather and nougat.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Nov 15, 2016 | Score: 93

This corona gorda leaves precise impressions of black cherry and cocoa nibs on the palate, which are elevated by notes of leather, nougat and a hint of peppermint.

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