When the Cuban Embargo went into effect in 1961, most cigar manufacturers outside of Cuba were ill-prepared for the loss of their supply of Cuban tobacco. A few, like Fuente, had stockpiled reserves with foresight as they watched the political landscape and anticipated an embargo. Most, however, were left scrambling for good tobacco, and the pickings were slim. The shortage of quality leaf left an opportunity for Joya de Nicaragua. The company was making quality smokes using tobacco from Nicaragua. The word began to get out that the Joya cigars were delicious premium smokes. As a result, Joya de Nicaragua became the leading Nicaraguan brand sold in the United States throughout the decade of the 70s. Joya de Nicaragua Antaño 1970 Blend and Flavor The Joya Antaño celebrates the success of those years. The word “Antaño” means “yesteryear,” and brings back the power of those long-ago days. This is a Nicaragua puro. The filler is cultivated on various farms throughout the country. While the binder is nondescript, the wrapper is a well-respected Habano Criollo leaf that is fermented into a rich Maduro. The blend of these high-quality Nicaraguan tobaccos is a stogie that delivers thick, billowy clouds of smoke. The flavors that burst from this cigar with a medium-full body include robust leather with notes of citrus, cedar, cocoa, licorice, oak and enough peppery spice to provide a touch of zing. Joya de Nicaragua Antaño 1970 Ratings The Joya de Nicaragua Antaño 1970 reviews are very favorable. Scores average 88 to 90 with a high of 92 from Cigar Aficionado. If you prefer traditional cigar flavors with a nice blend of sweet and savory, this is a cigar worth considering. Joya de Nicaragua Antaño 1970 at Cigars Direct Seasoned cigar enthusiasts really enjoy this $5 to $7.50 cigar, so we keep a great selection on hand. Check out our current stock to find your favorites. Joya de Nicaragua Antaño is made in these Vitolas: affordably-priced cigars are limited. Enjoy a few now, and put the rest away in your humidor to fire up in the months and years ahead. You can always shop with confidence from Cigars Direct because we guarantee the quality of every cigar that we ship to your front door.