Onyx Vintage Nicaragua
Onyx arrived on the scene in the early 2000s and built a reputation for high-quality smoke with the Reserve blend. Cigar Aficionado stamped it with a 94-point rating, and the company had an excellent little foothold in the industry. The years rolled by, and the company quietly made a continuous stream of nice stogies but stayed in its lane.
All that is changing.
Altadis is giving its portfolio company, Onyx, a bit of love with new blends like Vintage Nicaragua – with an assist from blend master extraordinaire A.J. Fernandez. A.J. has worked on many tasty blends and is just the man to help refresh Onyx as the company takes its next steps forward.
Unsurprisingly, this one is all about premium Nicaraguan tobacco. The long filler and binder provide a traditional core of flavors like cedar and spice, but the wrapper is extraordinary. A robust Habano seed cover leaf was chosen from the 2019 harvest, leading to a tempered flavor that is smooth and sophisticated. A gentle malty note joins the cigar profile, offering an experience that is a touch beyond what you get on standard Nicaraguan puros.
Aged tobacco. What a nice touch! Reach for this one when you want that relaxing smoke that stays true to what has always been best about cigars.
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Onyx Vintage Nicaragua FAQ's
What are the flavors like?
Malt, cedar, spice
What’s the strength level?
Who is this cigar for?
Onyx Vintage Nicaragua cigars are for people who enjoy traditional blends with a bit more elegance.
Will I want to smoke it to the nub?
This one’s a winner.
What’s a good pairing with it?
An old fashioned would be superb. Angels’ Envy rye is a beautiful whiskey to mix with, too.
What’s the best time/place to smoke this cigar?
When you want to go back to a year before modern craziness really started popping off.
Seems to be a really well-rounded smoke.