|The 2002 release of the Joya de Nicaragua Antaño line energized the slumbering Joya de Nicaragua brand. The success of that moderately priced cigar led its makers to set aside some of the component tobaccos for extra aging, resulting in this special release. The filler is aged for five years and the wrappers are the most select from the Nicaraguan criollo seed used to wrap the line. The 5 1/2 by 52 Robusto Grande is woody and earthy, with a long finish smacking of spice, leather and wood.|
|Issue||Cigar Aficionado – N/A|
|Designation||Top 25 of 2005 | Rank: 20|
|More Reviews of this Cigar|
Issue: Cigar Insider: Jan 23, 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.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2007 | Score: 89
Dark and pressed, this cigar exudes a substantial chocolate aroma while it burns. Brawny pepper, cocoa and leather flavors mix well on the palate, as do some earthy licorice notes.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Oct 18, 2005 | Score: 91
This slightly pressed cigar has an even draw and rich aroma. A nice range of woody and earthy notes leads to a long finish, complex with spice, leather and wood.
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