Cigar Aficionado

Joya de Nicaragua Antaño 1970 Churchill
48 48
Tasting Note
Draped in an oily, reddish-brown wrapper, this large cigar starts with some heavy tar notes that sweeten to black cherry, toast and wood. A full-bodied smoke with interesting flavor.
Body Medium
Size Churchill
Ring Gauge 48
Length 6 7/8"
Filler Nicaragua
Binder Nicaragua
Wrapper Nicaragua
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Jun 01, 2011
Price $7.55
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2016 | Score: 87

This big, dark Churchill requires many relights throughout. It's an earthy, herbal cigar, leaving a slightly bitter chocolate aftertaste. The burn issues hurt the score.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2015 | Score: 90

A reddish-brown Churchill that is sweet and woody with a pleasant touch of ginger snap that leaves a profound, graham cracker aftertaste.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2014 | Score: 88

An attractive Churchill with a slightly firm draw. Initial notes of cedar, oak and vanilla become chewy and sweet, but the smoke loses some intensity as it progresses.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2009 | Score: 88

Dark, oily and solidly rolled, resulting in a notably firm draw. There are some oaky, syrupy notes accompanied by sweet corn-meal flavors and* a leathery finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jun 03, 2008 | Score: 86

A dark, veiny Churchill with a firm draw. The smoke is mostly woody in character, showing a white wine note and some sweetness before the bready finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2007 | Score: 88

Although covered in a spotty, coarse wrapper, this cigar draws and burns well. It is full bodied and woody, with lots of cocoa and mineral flavors that lead to a nutty finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2005 | Score: 90

Dark and rich in appearance, with lovely texture to the wrapper. It has a superb draw. The smoke is strong and intense, very cedary and spicy on the palate. A complex smoke with a medium to full body.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2003 | Score: 87

A dark, oily, alluring cigar with a firm draw and a good burn. It has rich, cedary flavors on the outset, with a sweet woody taste, but the flavor ebbs .Medium bodied.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Sep 01, 2003 | Score: 88

An oily, dark Churchill with an ugly cap. It draws perfectly and has a toasty aroma. Full-bodied flavors include cream and coffee bean. The finish is long with hints of spice.

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