Joya Cabinetta – Cigar Review

Joya Cabinetta

This is a cigar review of a Joya Cabinetta by Joya de Nicaragua Cigar. The size chosen for this review is the robusto. This cigar is made up of an Ecuadorian Shade & Nicaraguan Criollo wrapper with Nicaraguan tobacco in the filler. This is a medium – full bodied smoke that is priced around $5.25.

Construction/Appearance:

This Joya Cabinetta is a neat looking smoke with the slightly darker than walnut colored shade wrapper throughout the body and criollo milk chocolate colored wrapper by the head. Definitely some visible veins and seams as well. 

Pre-Light: 

Aroma – Shade side – Cedar and Spice – Criollo side – smoked meats. 

Type of Cut – Straight

Cold Draw – Sweet prune

After Toast:

First third – ​Notes of milk chocolate mixed with tangy yet sweet wood notes come out upon the toast up. The earthy like notes sit on the finish long after the smoke is gone. The tangy note is almost too much in this third but gets mellowed by a quick vanilla like note. This is a medium plus bodied smoke this far. The burn is sharp and ash holds through the third.. 

Second Third – That tangy notes turns citrusy in this third almost lemon and orange like. This is followed by earth and spice notes on the finish. The body is more towards the medium side of things in this third. The burn remains sharp and ash falls at the beginning of this third. 

Final Third – This cigar gets really nice here in this third with the acidic notes becoming balanced by that vanilla spice like note was saw in the first third. Almost like a vanilla lime component or key lime pie like nuance. The body remains medium plus here. The burn remains sharp. 

Suggested Pairing:

Scotch – Johnnie Walker White Walker

Wine – Spier Rosé

Overall Experience:

This Joya de Nicaragua started off like a lion and ended like a lamb. The first two thirds of this cigar were a bit rough with that tangy note making the cigar completely unbalanced. I was near putting it out at one point in the 2nd third, which rarely happens. However like Lloyd in Dumb and Dumber it completely redeems itself when that tangy note finally settles and blends well with the vanilla to create that key lime note. That was delicious. While I wouldn’t search for this again, I may give it another shot somewhere down the line.

Ratings:

Cigar Aficionado – 90pts.

About  Joya de Nicaragua Cigars –http://joyacigars.com