Cigar Aficionado

Joya de Nicaragua Antaño 1970 Machito
42 42
Tasting Note
Vague notes of earth and chocolate struggle to get through this petit corona's overwhelming mustiness and soapy qualities. The finish is bitter.
Body Medium-Full
Size Petit Corona
Ring Gauge 42
Length 4 3/4"
Filler Nicaragua
Binder Nicaragua
Wrapper Nicaragua
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Dec 01, 2017
Price $5.32
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: Aug 01, 2016 | Score: 90

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.

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