Cigar Aficionado

Joya De Nicaragua Antaño Gran Reserva Robusto Grande
Robusto Grande
92
points
Nicaragua
Nicaragua
52 52
Medium-Full
Medium-Full
Tasting Note
Dark and box-pressed, this attractive cigar has a pleasantly toasty core that's elevated by hints of saffron, hickory wood and chocolate. The finish is sweet and woody.
Body Medium-Full
Size Corona Gorda
Ring Gauge 52
Length 5 1/2"
Filler Nicaragua
Binder Nicaragua
Wrapper Nicaragua
Issue Cigar Insider – Jan 23, 2018
Price $9.50
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jan 01, 2019 | Score: 93

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: Apr 01, 2018 | Score: 92

Dark and box-pressed, this attractive cigar has a pleasantly toasty core that's elevated by hints of saffron, hickory wood and chocolate. The finish is sweet and woody.

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
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