While many Joya de Nicaragua blends are full strength and totally revved up, the Joya de Nicaragua Red cigar is a different beast. It’s not a beast at all,...
While many Joya de Nicaragua blends are full strength and totally revved up, the Joya de Nicaragua Red cigar is a different beast. It’s not a beast at all, actually, it’s a medium strength cigar that’s not a powerhouse in terms of strength – just flavor. Instead of the usual focus on top primings of potent ligero tobacco, the Joya Red is focused on different leaves, which dials back on the strength in favor of other fine qualities.
So don’t let the red throw you off! There’s nothing scary here (unless you’re lighting up inside the house where you’re not supposed to and you’re risking death/castration at the hands of an angry spouse).
Joya Red is a Nicaraguan puro that combines tobaccos from Jalapa, Condega, and of course, Estelí in the filler blend. This is all rolled up in a rich blond-brown Nicaraguan Habano wrapper. The smoke is medium-bodied, with a core of leather and delicious notes of pine, honey, and molasses. It’s a high quality stick that pulled in a 91 from Cigar Aficionado, and gets our stamp of approval, too. The box pressing also helps even out and concentrate the flavors, giving you a stable burn and smoking experience with fewer peaks and valleys as you go along.
It’s a fine blend from the Joya team, and a great offering that’s part of their newer portfolio of cigars blended to cater to modern tastes. If you’ve found Joya to be a bit too spicy or potent in the past, this blend is definitely worth a second look.
Please browse our selection of Joya de Nicaragua Red cigars at your leisure.