Maker: Joya de Nicaragua
Blend: Antano 1970
Size: Magnum 6 x60
Needless to say, if you haven’t heard of this brand, I’ve got some land in the everglades for sale that you can buy for a very cheap price. This particular blend has always been extremely bold and spicy for the past few years. I decided to give this one a shot and see if my tongue needs a cleaning when I’m done or not. Plus the 60 ring gauge is a lot to mouth over. Way too much for my liking.
The first five minutes
This cigar takes a small bonfire to light as it’s a lot of tobacco real estate to incinerate. Once I call the Aggie Bonfire association to come light my cigar, we have some smoke. It starts off a bit less harsh than I anticipate and isn’t that robust. It has a little spice and more meat flavors that I remember. This is good as I’m a fan of the sweet meat flavors. Since last cigar I reviewed, the J Fuego 6×60, my mouth has healed up a little. I’m still a little sore, but I’m making it ok.
The body of the cigar
This cigar is definitely not as strong as I remember. It might be because I’ve had so many strong sticks in my mouth, but I’m now used to it. As Jimi Hendrix once said, “Are you experienced?”. And to this question, I can answer YES. It’s a good cigar, but like the J Fuego, I might just get all I need by the time I hit the shaft of the stick. I don’t think I have what it takes to smoke it all the way down to the head, even though some say all the flavor is in the head. The cigar reminds me of chocolate and a little Worcester sauce. Kind of like a Chateauneuf –du-Pape wine. The pope would be proud to smoke this stick himself. No alter boys were hurt in the making of this review.
With the 6 x 60 cigars coming to a head this week, I’d like to remind everyone that size doesn’t always matter. What comes out of the cigar does. When I blow on the cigar and a plume of white smoke shoots out of my nose, I know I’m satisfied. It hits me right where I need it: in the taste buds. This JDN Cigar is a better cigar than I thought it would be. I’ve gotten enough tobacco for my daily requirement by the time I finish this one, but never the less it’s a good cigar. Chocolate, Meat, Worcester, tiny bit of sweetness and a little like cake make for a good cigar.