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Rosalones by Joya de Nicaragua

Welcome to America, Rosalones!

This delicious medium-bodied cigar from Joya de Nicaragua was once reserved exclusively for the European market (enthusiasts overseas don't have quite the appetite as we Americans do for full-bodied muscle). But Rosalones isn't the red headed stepchild of the family either. There's still that chewy, spicy core of Joya de Nicaragua wrapped up in each cigar. 

Staying true to its roots, Rosalones is a Nicaraguan puro, composed of select, extensively aged tobaccos. This well-blended bouquet results in a tamer Joya de Nicaragua specimen that many will find damn near perfect. It all begins with a dark, slightly marbleized Nicaraguan Criollo wrapper. Teaming up with this juicy leaf, awaits a long-filler core of Nicaraguan tobaccos secured within a Nicaraguan Habano binder. On paper it sounds much more powerful than it is. But it's no walk in the park either, because like a finely tuned automobile, this baby balances strength and smoothness to a 'T'. Unfolding from the cool, slow burn are hints of pepper, coffee, and earth, before segueing into a delicious raisin-esque note. If the horsepower of other JDN offerings have kept you at bay in the past, you just found the perfect median.

  Size Pack In Stock MSRP Price Qty Cart
446 Machito (Corona) (4.0"x46)BOX OF 20 In Stock $110.00$59.95
5-PACK In Stock $27.50$17.00
448 Consul (Robusto) (4.7"x48)BOX OF 20 In Stock $125.00$64.95
5-PACK In Stock $31.25$18.00
460 Gran Consul (Torpedo) (4.7"x60)BOX OF 10 In Stock $80.00$49.95
552 Robusto (5.0"x52)BOX OF 20 In Stock $130.00$67.95
5-PACK In Stock $32.50$19.00
650 Toro (6.0"x50)BOX OF 20 In Stock $140.00$69.95
5-PACK In Stock $35.00$20.00
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Customer Reviews of “Rosalones by Joya de Nicaragua”
I have only smoked one so far, the Consul 448. I don't know if I agree with the CI description. In my opinion the flavor was mostly dark wood. The burn and construction were typical JDN, very nice. I thought the cigar was rather full bodied and powerful, maybe even a little green. I think I will age my remaining Rosalones before I try another.
AF of BLOOMINGTON, IN
AWESOME! Thick, chewy, peppery, sweet, rich tobacco. Not as much of a powerhouse as the Antano line which is too strong for me. This is definetly on the full side of medium OR on the light side of full, however you want to look at it. Definately a notch down from the Antano. I have smoked 2 of the 448 Rosalones and took my time with both. Great after a meal. Hope you continue to stock them.
JL of WEST PALM BEACH, FL
I ordered a box of the 650's. If the Antano 1970 is the Heavyweight Champion of full bodied, full flavored, drop you to your knees cigars, Rosalones is the Openweight Superfight Champion of medium-full bodied, "Oh my God, I can't believe this was $70 a box" cigars. I've been smoking Antano's for years now, and I love them. Taste and construction wise, these are right in line with the Antano 1970 and the Dark Corojo. Awesome value... maybe the best bang for your buck CI offers!
JB of Orange Park, FL
I got a pack of these on Joe's daily deal. I figured anything from Joya de Nicaragua had to be good. Not only were these good, but they were great. These dark reddish brown wrapped sticks are packed well and smell great pre-light. Upon lighting I was hit with lots of good sweet tobacco on my palette. I would call this a medium plus smoke. The body is there and the strength is just shy of JdN antano or dark corojo line. In comparison to the JdN celebracion, I would say these have more flavor and gusto. Lastly, the price point is unbeatable for such a great smoke. I'm adding these to my humidor by the box now. I highly recommend trying them if you want a bold, flavorful smoke that is really well balanced.
AG of Greenwood, IN
Picked up a 10 pack on MMAO, taste unknown, and based on my affection for the JdN Fuerte Serie B. JdN is becoming one of my favorite, trusted, consistent, and quality brands. I'm not a great describer of flavors, but I can tell you this is definitely consistent with the peppery, spicy, rich and chewy description attributed to other JdN offerings. The Rosalones is a slow burning, great tasting stick that is affordably priced. If you are a fan of JdN, or are interested in trying the brand, you will want to try this one. Personally, I would classify this cigar on the full side of medium. This brand is the prime example of the meaning of a great value. Throw in MMAO, and you cant lose. JdN, CI, and MMAO......perfect together.
RZ of Barto, PA
I just got a 10-pack of these from Joe's Daily Deal. I was not familiar with the brand, but after reading the reviews, decided to give 'em a shot. Man, that was a great decision. I've only had one, but it was a wonderful experience that I look forward to having again. The draw and burn were flawless, and the flavor was powerful, but so smooth. This is a very relaxing smoke, and mixes well with a good bourbon or scotch.
WF of BROWNSVILLE, TN
Starts out with that peppery spice that I love, specially thru the nose. A little heavy on the back of the palate but very rich. Earthy flavors dominate the palate with some sweet tobacco and a dry woody finish. Mid way thru it settles to a creamy mouth feel. Very nice for full bodied lovers. Rich stout to go with.
JM of AGUADA, PR
The 448 Consul is a keeper! Being a big fan of JDN products, I was eager to try the so called "tamer" version they were calling Rosalones. Well long story short, this is a delicious, full bodied, full flavored vitola, reeking with pepper, spice & everything nice, as we have come to expect for JDN. I really don't think they could make a medium cigar, or would even want to, for that matter. No, they are the full bore, hard core bad boys & we love them for that. This oddly sized cigar, 4.7" X 48rg is unusual. To me, it's the correct dimension ring gauge for the perfect Corona. It smokes like a Petite Corona too. Slightly tight draw, with a near perfect burn & a firm ash. Flavors like tea, light pepper & anise build during the burn, delivered in the usual not so subtle JDN style. You will feel this one in your gut & behind the eyes. I want to try the Toro. A more conventionally sized 6" X 50rg, both popping up in Daily Deals, etc. A perfect time to try new things. I'm glad I did. Rosalones 448 Consul receives an enthusiastic 91/100. Well worth trying, if you enjoy full flavored fun, Joya de Nicaragua style!
BB of LOVELAND, OH
Nice little smoke, but I didn't taste the raisin-like flavor.
EW of Virginia Beach, VA