Basic Information: Joya De Nicaragua Antano Dark Corojo

Manufacturer – Joyo De Nicaragua

Size – Toro – 5.5 x 54

Wrapper – Nicaraguan Corojo

Tobacco Blend – Nicaragua

Pricing – $7.60

Body – Full

Construction/Appearance:

The  Joyo De Nicaragua Antano Dark Corojo  is mixture of milk chocolate and dark chocolate brown in color. There are a few veins and seams are nowhere to be found.  Solid overall construction.

Pre-Light:

Aroma – Cocoa, Coffee and Raisin

Type of Cut – Straight

Cold Draw – Cocoa and Raisin

After Toast:

First Third – Cocoa, spice and a coffee finish are the notes to look for once this smoke gets started. The burn starts wavy and ash holds through the third .

Second Third – The cocoa and tangy cedar notes followed by the spice and finished with coffee all show themselves in this third.Towards the end go the third a light leather and caramel note enters the fold. The burn remains wavy and ash fell at midpoint of the cigar.

Final Third – The Cocoa, coffee and spice all pound the palate here for a full bodied smoke experience. The finish has that lingering caramel note. The burn remains wavy.

Suggested Pairing:

Wine – Conundrum Red Blend

Scotch – Glenlivet 18

Overall Experience:

This Joya De Nicaragua Antano Dark Corojo had a great flavor profile with notes of cocoa leading the charge the entire length of the stick. Lots of complimentary notes follow the cocoa like spice and coffee to make this a fuller bodied smoke experience. I would recommend giving this one a shot.

Ratings:

Cigar Aficionado – 90pts.

About Joya De Nicaragua Cigars – Source – http://joyacigars.com

50 years ago, we pioneered the Nicaraguan cigar industry. In 1968, we became the first tobacco factory to craft premium handmade cigars in Nicaragua. Since day one, we have been committed to achieving the highest levels of excellence and have therefore established ourselves as the standard for Nicaraguan cigar quality.