In the 1970s, this brand was considered the finest not only in Nicaragua, but in the entire world.
It was actually created in Nicaragua’s first cigar factory founded in 1964, smoked by US Presidents and renowned for its rich and full flavor. But decades of war and Communist rule in Nicaragua destroyed the brand and decimated the factory - and most of the rest of the country for that matter. Well, the country has been on the rise again, and fittingly, so is the brand. This new Joya de Nicaragua Antaño 1970 was created to celebrate the rich heritage and worldwide renown it enjoyed in 1970, and marks a return to those glorious days. It’s well on the way, earning a terrific 91 rating (Cigar Insider). A very, very full-bodied, robust "muscle cigar." This beauty is simply delicious.
Great news! The Antaño 1970 has been named one of Cigar Aficionado's Top 50 Cigars. In addition to several 90-point scores, it received a well-deserved '91' noting:
"A stocky, fat figurado that performs well. It's medium to full bodied, with earthy, leathery flavors and floral, spicy hints. The finish is long and complex." .
Box Date: 2015
Size: 5 1/2 x 52 ; Strength: Full ; Shape: Robusto ; Origin: Nicaragua