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Yes! A nearly perfect score! To say that the Joya de Nicaragua Antano 1970 is a ‘must smoke’ is not doing the cigar justice. This cigar is heaven on earth! I have to be honest, this review has been long over due. For the past couple of months, the Joya de Nicaragua Antano 1970 has been my go-to cigar. I have always had at least 5 to 10 in my humidor at a time and have been swearing by them. The Joya de Nicaragua Antano 1970 has every element of a grand slam cigar and that is why I gave it a score this high.
Here are all of the factors that I tend to take into account with every review: Price, Quality, Heritage, Construction, Taste, Burn, and X-Factor. The Joya de Nicaragua Antano 1970 hits the nail on the head with a nearly perfect score in every category. I would recommend this cigar to every person who loves cigars or is looking to get into the hobby.
Let me tell you a little bit about the magic that is the Joya de Nicaragua Antano 1970.
The Joya de Nicaragua Antano 1970 is made at the Joya de Nicaragua Factory in…you guessed it….Nicaragua! It is made up of a Nicaraguan Habano Criollo wrapper and a Nicaraguan Habano binder and filler. The flavor of the Joya de Nicaragua Antano 1970 is practically unbeatable. The smoke starts off
with small hints of pepper and amazing earthy/flowery tones when you get when you retrohale through your nose. Every puff is finished with a creamy taste that makes it very easy to smoke for such a full bodied cigar. Much more full then the Joya Red. The draw is easy and smooth.
The Joya de Nicaragua Antano 1970 has an super balanced burn that produces nothing but bright white ash from start to finish. So needless to say, the construction is impeccable. The construction of the wrapper on the Joya de Nicaragua Antano 1970 is a thing of beauty. Completely seamless and tight. One of my favorite aspects of this cigar is its price. No joke, this is a $25/$30 cigar that is priced for $6. WHAT!
From the moment I spark this beauty up to the moment I put it out, it was nothing but an utter delight. My hat is off to Joya de Nicaragua for creating such a splendid cigar at such an affordable price. The X-Factor is the only thing that hurt this smoke, which in retrospect really has nothing to do with the actual smoking experience. I am not a huge fan of the actual cigar label itself. This cigar reminds me of a Padron 1926 or 1964 with a slight box-pressed look that produces top-shelve quality flavor. Damn did I love this smoke!
I am happy to say the Joya de Nicaragua Antano 1970 proudly deserves a 9.8 and everyone should find it, buy it and try it!