About a month or two ago two of the Joya de Nicaragua lines were added to the portfolio of the Dutch distributer. He chose the Joya de Nicaragua clasico claro and the Joya de Nicaragua Antano dark corojo cigars to be added and I reviewed them all, except for the Joya de Nicaragua Antano dark corojo Peligroso and so here it is.
This 5×45 cellophane wrapped cigar has a price tag of 4 euro. The cigar has a dark wrapper which is oily and shiny. It has some veins and looks tough. The bands are fantastic and I smell some straw and a barnyard. The construction feels good and the predraw is fine. I taste tobacco, herbs and raisins. I dry boxed the cigar to prevent burn issues like I had with the other Joya de Nicaragua Antano dark corojo cigars.
I taste a sweet soil flavor with a mild spiciness. After a quarter of an inch I also taste some citrus in the aftertaste and that citrus flavor is slowly growing stronger. After an inch the sweetness disappears and I taste that earthy flavor with wood and a splash of citrus.
The earth flavor grows in strength and halfway I taste some white pepper too, with the same amount of citrus as before. After two thirds the cigar gets spicy with more pepper and more herbs.
This cigar lasted me for ninety minutes. The draw was great and I got a lot of smoke. The dark ash is quite firm. This cigar has a beautiful burn, the flavors and the body are both full.
Would I buy this cigar again? Yes I will.
Appearance: 8 / 10
Construction: 8 / 10
Draw: 9 / 10
Burn: 8 / 10
Smoke & ash: 8 / 10
Aroma first part: 8 / 10
Aroma second part: 8 / 10
Aroma third part: 8 / 10