Wednesday, September 3, 2014

JOYA Red Robusto by Joya de Nicaragua

I've previously reviewed the Joya Red by Joya de Nicaragua in the toro and short Churchill vitolas, but I think this robusto is my favorite of the three. Why you ask? I think at 5.2 x 50, it's just the perfect sized medium bodied cigar. 

Again this Joya Red Robusto has flawless construction. The silky smooth, oily, Colorado Claro colored habano wrapper is practically vein free and barely shows a seam. From the cold cigar the foot has notes of spicy tea as does the free draw. 

As the cigar burns there are flavors of hay, black pepper, black tea, sweet tea, oak sweet cream, brown sugar, espresso, earth, a hint of pecan and caramel. After fifty-five minutes the Joya Red finishes with an nice medium bodied mix of sweet cream and toast. 

With a $5.75 price point as a single I think this Joya Red Robusto is a real winner!

Rated 94

I would like to thank Drew Estate for providing this sample for review!