Years ago, the Joya de Nicaragua Antaño 1970 made waves and scored a number of 90+ ratings. Thereafter, the Antaño Gran Reserva came out as a limited edition, but...
Years ago, the Joya de Nicaragua Antaño 1970 made waves and scored a number of 90+ ratings. Thereafter, the Antaño Gran Reserva came out as a limited edition, but just as quickly as it hit shelves, it sold out and vanished back into the soil.
You can’t keep a good stick down.
The Joya de Nicaragua Antaño Gran Reserva is back and more satisfying than ever. As proof of it’s fine quality, it’s been named the #16 cigar of 2018 by Cigar Aficionado, with an impressive 93 rating! This is no casual smoke – this is a very fine cigar deserving of a smoke session where you can truly unwind and appreciate it.
The Joya team calls it a “quintessential Nicaraguan cigar.” Naturally, it’s a Nicaraguan puro, made only with tobaccos grown inside the country. The surprising thing is just how much flavor you can get using leaf from different plantations in different regions. The rich and oily Habano Corojo Oscuro wrapper is a product of Jalapa, while the filler blend is grown in a variety of locations: Jalapa, Estelí, and Condega. These leaves were aged for a minimum of five years to produce a spectacular mature flavor profile befitting a tribute to the glory years of the Joya brand.
The grand reserve, indeed.
Light it up, and you’ll get the flavors of cedar, baking spice, cherry, and a signature Nicaraguan pepper note. The smoke is medium-bodied, with strength at medium trending towards full. It’s not really a milder Antaño 1970, but rather its own smoking experience. The two cigars complement each other in terms of blending style, but come at things in different ways. And given the scores from the industry’s taste makers, we think the team has found a truly worthwhile evolution of the Antaño line.
Please browse our selection of Joya de Nicaragua Antaño Gran Reserva cigars at your leisure.