This is a cigar review of the Joya Silver by Joya de Nicaragua. The size chosen for this review is the Ultra (Corona Extra). The composition of this smoke is an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper followed by a Nicaraguan and Mexican interior. This is a medium bodied smoke that retails around $5.70.
This Joya Silver is an orange, chocolate brown in color with minimal veins and visible, yet tight seams.
Aromas of cedar, tobacco and smoke all come to the forefront on the preflight smell test. The type of cut we chose was the Xikar XO Straight. The cold draw produces heavy raisin notes that borderline stewy almost prune like.
First third – Notes of sweet spice. salted caramel and chocolate fill the palate to start this off. This smoke gets a little earthy on the finish towards the end of the third. This cigar is medium bodied, burn slightly wavy and ash holds through the third.
Second Third – A nice smoked salted caramel note mixed with spice become the dominant flavors with the chocolate and earth on the finish. The burn remains slightly wavy and ash falls at the beginning of the third.
Final Third – Smoked caramel and chocolate carry this smoke home in a medium bodied manner. The burn remains sharp.
Bourbon – Bulleit
Wine – Angeline Pinot Noir
This Joya Silver is a nice medium bodied smoke experience with that smoked salted caramel like note being it’s bread and butter. This was not very complicated in terms of transitions, but the notes were nice enough on the palate to look past that. I think this is a solid smoke and for under 6 bucks is a great deal. I would definitely smoke this again.
Cigar Aficionado – 85pts.
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