Joya Silver Robusto

Joya Silver Robusto

Rank: 16
Rating: 93
Price: $7.25
Made By: Joya de Nicaragua Cigars S.A.
Factory Location: Nicaragua
Dimensions: 5" by 50 ring gauge
Filler: Nicaragua
Binder: Mexico
Wrapper: Ecuador
Strength: Medium-Full

Joya de Nicaragua holds the distinction as oldest handmade cigarmaker in Nicaragua. For more than 50 years, the factory has produced what it believes to be the quintessential Nicaraguan cigar, consisting of only Nicaraguan tobacco. Joya Silver represents a new chapter in the company’s history, comprising other tobaccos to address the diverse palates of today’s market. Joya Silver doesn’t stray too far, as the filler is still completely Nicaraguan. However, the Mexican binder and Ecuador Havana wrapper bring a contrast to Joya’s native leaf, especially in the Robusto where its initial notes of earth and cocoa burst with roasted coffee, dark chocolate and dark fruits. The smoke is intense, though finely trimmed with an elegant crème brûlée sweetness.