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Joya de Nicaragua Antano 1970

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, enjoyed 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, and if you're a fan of strong cigars, I recommend you jump on these quick.

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."

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Belicoso (6.0"x54)
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Big Bull (Gordo) (7.0"x60)
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Overall Rating4.71 out of 5 Based on 107 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Joya de Nicaragua Antano 1970”

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5 out of 5
Good little stick. No problem
Good little stick. No problem at with the construction, which made for a really nice draw and burn! Love the size! A great walk the dog smoke. The flavor was as expected!
4 out of 5
Good cigar
Good cigar
5 out of 5
Joya de Nicaragua Antano 1970 Robusto Grande
Very good smoke. I like full bodied sticks, and this one delivered.
5 out of 5
Perfect Cigar
This cigar lived up to its hype. Savory, oily, leathery, sweet/salt/spice flavors. Super smooth finish, zero harshness. The robusto lasted an hour with no touch ups needed, stayed cool and firm down to the last inch. Now in my top 5 favorites
4 out of 5
Still great
Although the wrapper isn't the same oily, spicey, tastey wrapper I remember years ago. This is still my favorite weekend cigar.
5 out of 5
Joya de Nicaragua On Point
This cigar was recommended to me. I have had not one complaint. In fact I'm smoking one right now as I write this review.
5 out of 5
Get some today!
Great cigar! These cigars I usually buy locally, one or two at a time when I have something to celebrate. Well, the stock market was so good to me last year (as anyone that was invested should know), I decided to pick up a box. I really recommend giving them some humidor time before sparking one up. Your patience will be rewarded!
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
These are always a delicious cigar. Definitely recommend them
5 out of 5
JDN Antano 1970
For the sale price point this cigar is my number one. Smooth, creamy with a slight spice. Some of the Churchill’s has a bit tight draw in this batch.
5 out of 5
Very smooth complex and a good burn another good cigar from DrewEstates
5 out of 5
Excellent Joyas!!!!
My last purchase consisted in a box of Joya de Nicaragua Antaño and a 15 pack of Drew Estate Goodies!! The Joya Antaño is total class and beauty. Brilliant construction, impressive flavor profile, a very good and recommendable cigar.
5 out of 5
Joye De consul
My personal favorite
5 out of 5
Very good
Very good transaction....great price for a quality cigar!
5 out of 5
I bought a smaller size so I could enjoy a cigar on the ride home in the cold midwest. Great cigar, clean burn line and flavors of coffee, cedar and a little sweetness on the retrohale. This is a great cigar for the money and a pleasurable experience over and over again.
5 out of 5
Joya de Nicaragua Antano 1970 Consul
They're very nice cigars. They're well constructed and strong flavored. I like them very much. Your service was, once again, excellent.
5 out of 5
Great stick
Dark, flavorful, smooth. Very consistent in construction, burn, flavor. One of my favorites, and I've pretty much smoked all the premium brands out there. Enjoy!
5 out of 5
antano 1970
smoking this off and on for past few years...excellent cigar ….can't resist when on sale....when did CI start charging tax? good flavor / strong cigar overall/ one of my favorites...
5 out of 5
Consul robusto
I love a Nicaraguan puro, so I decided to try these while they were on sale. Wow, I’m glad I did. Full of flavor, but not as strong as some reviewers talked. That being said, I wouldn’t smoke one of these on an empty stomach. I bought the consul robusto. The smell of the foot was like a strong plug of tobacco, but after the spark, the flavor is great right from the start. Not overpowering, but very satisfying. The 4.5 x 5.2 is short, but with the slow burn, is a perfect smoke for wintertime. I just bought a sample with different sizes to find my favorite, but so far it’s the consul robusto. Very even burn . This will be my favorite smoke in the humidor.
5 out of 5
Joya de Nicaragua Antano 1970 Gran Consul
One of my all time favorites, rich, bold taste. As long as I can afford these I'll keep buying them.
5 out of 5
Good cigars
Very good cigar! Very enjoyable
5 out of 5
Very smooth smoke
Very smooth smoke
4 out of 5
Great cigar!
Great cigar!
5 out of 5
Great snow day cigar for
Great snow day cigar for the Buffalo area
5 out of 5
Joya De Nicaragua
My absolute favorite cigar, never lets me down, a firecracker of bold notes from start to finish, a smooth draw from start to finish. I would highly recommend this cigar to all my full bodied cigar smokers out there in cigar land.
5 out of 5
These are among my favorites!
These are among my favorites! I always buy a box.
5 out of 5
Joya de Nicaragua Antano 1970 Churchill
Great cigar good taste well constructed and good price
5 out of 5
Another Hit
Great smoke!
5 out of 5
Great tasting cigar
For the cost of an inexpensive cigar, this cigar delivers great flavor and value.
5 out of 5
Thank You Joya!
Another beauty, smokes like a champion! Consistent, smooth draw, great taste, hints of sweetness in the first third, leveling off to a butterry, nutty explosion of satisfaction.
5 out of 5
Nice smoke!
Great smoke! The price is nice, too. Nothing fancy, but it does remind me of Cuban Monte Cristo in terms of flavor. I’m not a daily smoker, so YMMV.
4 out of 5
I'm a maduro smoker and
I'm a maduro smoker and this cigar is similar
5 out of 5
Just a perfect cigar.
5 out of 5
Goto cigar and have never been disappointed.
2 out of 5
Hard draw
Relighting due to hard draw, dissatisfaction for the money
5 out of 5
My new favorite
These things are spicy powerhouses. They're just FULL of thick smoke. They're absolutely amazing!
5 out of 5
This is one of my favorite smokes. It has a really nice spiciness to it.
5 out of 5
Highly Recommend
Very good smoke, frim the first draw until you put it down. Even burn, solid smoke.
5 out of 5
Joya took it to another level
Wow..where do I begin with this fantastic cigar? From its superb wrapping, to its buttery texture and wonderful taste this Joya goes way beyond most cigars. Consistent smoke, great draw, nice ash, full body. CI, please keep this bad boy in your rotation!
5 out of 5
never a dull draw
this is my go to cigar for all the right reasons
5 out of 5
Antano 1970
One of the original powerhouse cigars; I've smoked these for years and they've always been great. Earthy and leathery with just a touch of spice. Perfect construction and burn. Good down to the nub.
5 out of 5
I love this cigar it
I love this cigar it smokes great and is a joy to smoke!
5 out of 5
Full bodied, consistent good quality
I've been smoking these for years, they are full bodied and have consistent good quality.
5 out of 5
A Godly Cigar
You know, God put all that nicotine in tobacco because he intended for cigars to be strong. So here you have it; a stick the Man Upstars wants you to smoke. I always go back to these. Consistent construction, robust flavors, fair pricing, heart palpitations. Oh yeah!
3 out of 5
They’re ok
They’re ok
5 out of 5
A superior cigar you can count on
I have been smoking the Joys de Nicaragua Antano 1970 since I tried them at factory rep sample day a few years ago. Always a pleasure and always consistent high quality. And a good price from CI.
5 out of 5
Everyday Cigar
This is so good it could be an everyday stick. I want to try a larger size to compare to the Consul (Robusto). I love this stick, and it's pretty affordable.
5 out of 5
One of the top brand
I do enjoy it over 10 years
5 out of 5
Choice Smoke
For the money, this is a very good cigar. I enjoy the citrus and caramel flavor. The construction is usually very good with an occasional unbalanced burn or draw.
4 out of 5
Very good, consistant.
I would say the main thing about these that I love is that they are consistent in taste, smoke and heat. I know what to expect, a good even smoke every time.
4 out of 5
Rich and robust!
Complex and flavorful enough to be a "treat yourself" cigar, but smooth and rich enough to be an everyday smoke. I love JdN Antaño 1970 cigars so much, especially paired with a black cup of French roast!
5 out of 5
Great job! 👍🏽
Fast turn around, with excellent service!
5 out of 5
Joya de Nic Review
Excellent cigar. One of my all-time favs.
5 out of 5
Joya de Nicaragua antano 1970 robust grande
5 out of 5
Excellent Cigars.
La Joya de Nicaragua Antano 1970 Gran Consul are excellent cigars. This is my favorite brand. A very well made quality cigar that is always consistent. Excellent cigar for the money. I will continue to buy these 'gars.
5 out of 5
My favorite smoke
This has been my favorite smoke for more then a decade. From start to finish I enjoy every inch of heavenly goodness. There are many time that I smoke back to back cigars but I don’t always have time do do so. This cigar will not disappoint!
5 out of 5
Outstanding smoke
5 out of 5
Nice smoke
Even burning with a nice full ash. Easy draw. Clouds of smoke. My wife says it smells like chocolate. Pleasant. Starts out medium and more full and peppery as you go. I smoke them down to the ring.
5 out of 5
Joya de Nicaragua San Antonio 1970
These are my favorite cigars. I always keep a box of them in my humidor
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
robust, strong, good burner
My favorite robust, strong cigar. The locals here have,difficulty keepi g these in stock. I'm finding out that ordering these online have the same problem now. Otherwise, worth waiting.
5 out of 5
Joya de Nicaragua
If you like smooth Full bodied these are the cigars for you.
5 out of 5
Good Smoke
Almost as good as the Dark Corojo. The 1970 will be a regular occupant of my humidors.
5 out of 5
joya de nicaragua antano
joya de Nicaragua love this cigar slow burn. Full of flavor
4 out of 5
Really solid smoke!!
This cigar is probably one of the smoothest I've smoked. It has a great flavor of toast and leather and is not too spicy or peppery IMO.
4 out of 5
Excellent flavor and burn for value
Excellent flavor and consistent burn. A very good medium-bodied cigar. Despite small ring gauge, it maintained the draw throughout. A great value that I will definitely purchase again.
5 out of 5
great smoke at a fair price.
One of my favorite sticks. Great fast and friendly service always at CI.
5 out of 5
My Friday night cigar of choice
After a hard week of brain bending work, I need a strong but not harsh cigar that tastes great, and has the perfect draw. That, with a glass of scotch, enables me to return to sanity, and smell the proverbial roses.
5 out of 5
Nom nom
Great smoke, lots of complexity for the price.
4 out of 5
Good - sometimes mold
These are the best day-to-day smokes when you don’t have time for a full stick. Sometimes (about 1 in 8) tins are moldy. Kind of a bummer, but I’ll still get them.
5 out of 5
Jewel of Nicaragua
Not as big and bold like the bellicose but the flavor is the same, still it gets the job done well, I burn coronas during colder months so a small sacrifice in full bore happens
5 out of 5
Great full bodied cigar.
Great full bodied cigar.
5 out of 5
I love 'em
I love 'em
5 out of 5
Gran Consul... Indeed!
I dont know that I have ever held a better constructed cigar but thats just the start. The Gran Consul while still a powerful smoke is milder than the belicoso which, IMHO, allows the complexity to shine though. The tastes? Hold on to your hat! About 20% in I started getting lots of bacon, yes bacon. This lasts to the nub along with similar tastes of sweet hickory, BBQ and outdoor grilling. There is some leather and you get the pepper as well which one finds with all Antano 1970s. An uneven burn in the last third is all that stops me from giving this incredible experience a classic level rating of 95. 94...
5 out of 5
Joya de Nicaragua Antano 1970 Gran Consul is excellent after dinner.
It is a stealthily STRONG cigar with a smooth enjoyable taste. It is deceptively light, smooth tasting and short in size, with a good amount of smoke and flavor. But, watch out, it a very full cigar that will make even the most experienced smoker turn green, on an empty stomach. Eat dinner, grab a whisky, scotch, gin or bourbon and ENJOY.
4 out of 5
A real masculine smoke.
Physical strength is the overwhelming word association I get with this stick. Exceptional construction and gorgeous colored band coupled with excellent feel in the hand.. all of which add to the experience we enjoy as cigar lovers. The taste is exceptionally complex even to the point of perhaps being unable to discern everything this smoke offers. This fact coupled with fairly consistent uneven burns (not to the point of being disconcerting) and a lack of volume in smoke produced are what prevents me from giving 5 stars. I would give this outstanding offering a 92.. up slightly from its 90. Synonyms for bellicose include belligerent, aggressive, pugnacious and contentious. Perhaps never has a cigar been more appropriately named.
5 out of 5
great smoke
This cigar is one of my favorites.....first tried this brand in 1995.....was the flavor.
3 out of 5
the taste is good but the draw is almost impossible taking away the pleasure the draw has been consistently terrible on all
5 out of 5
Great build and flavor
Great cigar. Well constructed w great taste and burn. I prefer coffee infused usually but love these and some other strong cigars like nica rustica or big payback.
5 out of 5
great cigar nice and smothered
great cigar nice and smothered from beginning to end.
3 out of 5
Robusto Grande
Joya De Nicaragua - Robusto Grande First let me say I'm a Med-Full to Full Nicaraguan smoker. This stick drops directly into that category. It is powerful. It is robust. Its just not my thing. Not for esthetic reasons though. Construction is consistent, burn is always clean. It's all things desirable in a cigar experience. That said, it is all pepper on the palate and through the nose. I've seen the comparisons to Padron and respectfully disagree. I smoke a lot of Padrons and to me there is no comparison. The depth of flavor in a Padron is notable. Complexity in the JDN is entirely masked by the spiciness. I've smoked enough of these to state an opinion and they've become an alternative selection from my humidors. Looks great, always draws and smokes well, but the overtly spicy flavor profile just isn't my thing.
3 out of 5
I’ve only smoked one so far. Flavors are good, draw and smoke output is excellent, but there was a construction issue. Had some serious tunneling problems which forced me to throw the stick out about half way through. It turned totally hot and mushy and was requiring relights every couple of draws. I’m hopeful that the rest of the sticks are better constructed.
5 out of 5
La Joya's little gem
When I first started dabbling in 'finer' cigars in the '90's, the Consul was on every robusto fan's list. Because of it's high Cigar Afficinado rating and moderate price, it became scarce amongst most retailers. Now for over two decades, the Consul has always been a crown pleaser. A full-bodied smoke, well constructed with a great finish- it's price still cheap enough the a working man( or woman-my wife too enjoys them!) can afford a box without breaking the bank. I'm proud to finally add CI to my retailer list-your pricing is equal and in most cases, cheaper than many others. Thanks-look forward to filling my humidor with more of your deliveries.
5 out of 5
3 out of 5
Joya Antanos
Were a bit dry. Put 'em in Humi. Will be fine. Thanks for asking.
5 out of 5
Great Smoke
These are my "go-to" cigars when I want something with a little punch after a long work week. Slow, even burn, lots of smoke, and an overall great smoke.
5 out of 5
Great cigar!
This is one of my favorite cigars! Anything from Joya de Nicaragua that I have smoked has been good. It is a strong smoke, keep that in mind. Great taste, good burn, no construction issues.
5 out of 5
Best cigar I've had love all the joya de Nicaragua cigars
5 out of 5
Before Padron there was....
IMO , It's a Padron 64 without all the pepper! Well constructed with a beautiful toothy, oily wrapper, nice double cap, burns perfect! Aroma and flavor , quality surpasses Padron thousand series, same price as a Padron 3000 but far superior for the money...I'm a huge Padron fan, fan but I'm a huge bang for the buck guy too!! I'm Joyo fan now! You gotta try this if you like Padron...
4 out of 5
This cigar is a nice
This cigar is a nice full body smoke. It was a great size to take to the golfcourse front or back nine!
5 out of 5
Awesome Smokes
The draw is fantastic. ..the flavor full bodied and rich. The construction of the cogar is superb, with a firm wrapping and supple body of fragrant and beautiful texture. AMAZING !!!
5 out of 5
My absolute favorite cigar. Hands
My absolute favorite cigar. Hands down. For me, what a cigar should be like in every sense of the word!
3 out of 5
This box, not a powerhouse.
Not as strong as I remember. Construction is excellent. But more of a medium stick compaired to my usual favorites, like Cain F, Diesel Unlimited, RP Super Ligero, and 5 Vegas Miami.
5 out of 5
I like this cigar!
If you are looking for a full bodied cigar this is the one. A mouthful from start to finish. Easy draw, even burn.
4 out of 5
In the daily lineup.
What a great cigar… Strong and smooth (med/full). The price is right to. Diverse flavor profile and a great finish… What more does a guy need (well, in a smoke). Great Nicaraguan.
5 out of 5
Exceeded my expectations
This is one great smoke. Grabbed one last night to enjoy around the fire pit. The draw was perfect, and so much smoke. It practically smoked itself. The burn was perfect from start to finish. I'm glad I have 14 more.
5 out of 5
great cigar. Good draw great taste med to full body One of my regulars.
2 out of 5
Very dry. The cigars were cracking and flaking out of the mail box.
Very disappointed in this order. I called and the switchboard said that all I have to do is place them in my humidor for a while. I have been a customer for any years on and off and worried about any future orders as well as customer service.
5 out of 5
Love these things.
Love these things.
5 out of 5
Suberb Smoke !
This cigar is one of the best stogies I have ever pressed between my lips. It has a smoothbdraw, an excellent flavor and great aroma. It burns evenly and slow. It is a little pricey BUT , you get what you pay for. So without reservation I recommend the Antano by Joya de Nicaragua!
5 out of 5
4 out of 5
Cigar int order
The order for the Joya day Nicaragua cigars was very easy and pleasing. I simply went to my previous order which was for three different brands and hit the re-order button and within a few short days my order showed up in an anonymous box with a pleasing three of my correctly order cigars. Thank you cigars international!
5 out of 5
consistently Exceptional
love this stick, if you every see the Perfecto, grab them. Solid construction / on the high side of Medium, great smoke
5 out of 5
A fine cigar
I was not sure what to expect as I was not familiar with this brand. Full bodied, but is a very smooth smoke and burns like a higher priced cigar. It's now one of my favorites!
5 out of 5
Just a guy
great cigar. Full in body. Burns good and taste is excellent and very smooth.
5 out of 5
Joya de Nicaragua Antano 1970 Gran Consul
This cigar and the Belicosa ( same brand ) have been a favorite of mine for years. One of the most flavorful cigars that I have had the pleasure of burning my fingers with. I would recommend this cigar to anyone that like a full flavored cigar
Customer Testimonials
I had an A.Fuente Opux X recently and found that the Antano is better in just about every way.
DA of Beaverton, OR
This is the cigar that won back American cigar smokers after the Cuban trade embargo. In the 1980's Communists shot up the Joya factory and burned it to the ground. Rich and thick, expertly rolled like no other cigars sold in the world. Clean lines, neat, mellow, rich, bold. The Joya De Nicargua Antano 1970 is historic and it is one of the best cigars made in the world today.
Beautiful, weighty in the hand, and a wonderful smell is what you notice before you light it, then it gets serious. Thick, oily smoke with loads of full long-lasting flavor that burns true, and cool to the nub. If you are an once in a while smoker, be careful; it'll ring your bell.
MP of watseka, IL
A very nice cigar with floral hints and smooth in flavor. Nice!
EW of Virginia Beach, VA
Awesome Smoke! Love the big flavor and the old school tradition. This is one fine cigar. Enjoyed the Big Bull all the way down to the nub and a couple of hours afterwards. NIIICEE!
CD of North Canton, OH
Excellent cigar.
GH of Chino Hills, CA
I like my whisky from Islay and my cigars from Nicaragua. I like other things, too, but, in general, not really into subtle nuances. The Antano 1970 is my benchmark cigar, it's what a cigar is. I think I actually like the Dark Corojos a little better, and the Fuerte Serie B is awfully good, too. The thing about JdN in general: when you are smoking one, there's never any doubt you're smoking a cigar. I like that.
MS of Westover, WV
Great cigar and one of Ron Perlman's favorites. Keeping these regularly stocked in my humi for sure.
DL of Columbus, OH
YES! Finally a cigar that can keep pace with my dark beer. Just a great tasting cigar, and I do mean taste. Glad I ordered a box of the Gran Consul 4.7x60. No messing around to get right to the best part of the cigar. Beautiful to look at, nice solid feel, and a pure pleasure to smoke. It's now one of my top five favorites.
There are lots of new blends springing up with a real lean toward full bodied/full flavored muscle. A few of them are darn good. But in the end, they are all trying to accomplish something that Joya de Nicaragua got done 50 years ago, when they released that country's very 1st blend for mass consumption. Antano. Classic! They did it right, too. Cubanesque muscle to the umphteenth degree. The untied, unbeaten, undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the World! I love the little Consul. A true rothschilde, in the Cuban tradition.... Tastes the same now, as the 1st one I ever had. After what they have been through, it's a minor miracle. These little spark plugs will take your breath away, if you aren't ready for a sensory assault, right from the start. Even today, Antano 1970 is more Cuban than the Cubans. Well worth the modest asking price & unchallenged, in my mind, as the pinnacle in full bodied/full flavored cigars. Not for the faint of heart, but guaranteed to be a regular in every fullheads humidor. 95/100
Specifically the Consul size. A 4.5" X 52rg spark plug of a smoke. Full bodied/full flavored, Antano takes it to the next level. Among the many contenders for Heavyweight Champion, Antano holds it own & more. With so many new blends arriving on scene that boast of strength & power, notice that all of them are striving to achieve what Joya de Nicaragua has mastered since 1970. That is, develop one of the strongest blends, market it well, & maintain those qualities for over 40 years. All this while facing political ruin, governmental interference & challenges from nearly every cigar manufacturer in the world. JDN is back! I couldn't be happier. Antano is a top 5 blend, in my book. My 1st choice for a truly full bodied/full flavored experience.... Antano's hype can be believed. Try one & see if you don't agree.... I can't recommend Antano highly enough. Considering the cost, always less than 5 bones, but rarely found on discount, my rating of 93/100, is not 94 or 95, only because I often find similarly great full bodied cigars on discount, sometimes for 2 clams or less per vitola....
I couldn't agree with EF from Clinton CT more. This is an absolute must try. In my opinion, it is a true full bodied cigar that starts out with some spice but becomes refined within the first third. The flavours that developed appeared to me as creamy, smooth with a caramel like finish. Just awesome and one of my new favourites. I picked up a 5-pack of the Robustos and couldn't be happier.
AJ of New Westminster, BC
just had my first Joya de Nicaragua and let me just say it wont be my last. this a FULL BODY smoke it packs a punch if you like the muscle cigars give these a crack
RC of Fort Lauderdale, FL
Bought this when I was into that spicy, leathery, twangy zip of Nicaraguan tobacco, and put it in the humi for 6+ months. I guess my palate has changed over that time. I didnt enjoy this at all. I like full-bodied cigars, but this was over the top and not enjoyable in the least for me. No side effects, I just didnt get the flavors I now enjoy from a cigar. I was really looking forward to this for some time, but it just didnt do it for me. Also, draw was significantly tight from start to finish. Not saying it was bad, just doesnt fit my flavor profile.
RZ of Barto, PA
Bought these as a gift for a friend who smokes the Joya de Nicaragua Antano 1970 Big Bull (Gordo) exclusively. He loves the full-bodied, earthy, and robust flavor of these beautiful cigars. And the smell is unique; I think they smell great, but the scent might overpower someone who isn't used to such a strong, powerful cigar. Each one looks like a work of art. These cigars are simply gorgeous. Honestly, they're some of the most beautiful cigars I've ever seen. You can see the care and pride rolled into each one by obviously skilled hands. The immediate joy and pleasure he had after receiving these beauties AND the reward I received for buying them for him made them worth every red cent! I'll definitely be back to CI to buy more!
LH of Oakland, CA
I smoked this cigar and wow this is very cool and very smooth.
RS of Spring Lake, NC
The top fuel dragster of cigars, no joke. The Antano 1970 is a brute dressed up in a tuxedo. Reddish brown in color and fiery in nature. Instantly distinguishable aroma- smells like no other cigar, very full bodied and interesting, making each puff an event. If you like a ton of spicy chewy goodness, nothing can beat this cigar.
Bam! It sums up in a word what Antano 1970 brings to the party. JdN's muscle cigar is a full bodied/full flavored treat for the senses. You will feel this one in your gut & head, but not in a bad way. To me it is the ultimate example of what they mean when they say "Cubanesque" . Not for the faint of heart or those who prefer a mild blend. Along with Camacho's Corojo, Joya de Nicaragua's Antano 1970 is the pinnacle of robust full bodied vitolas. Well worth trying & a staple in my humidors.
10:30 a.m. my first Gran Consul with a diet Coke in Fife, WA last year was round 1 with the JdN Antano 1970. Just loved the construction, burn, appearance and the flavor profile just blew me away. A cigar smokers smoke if you favor full bodied Nicaragua puros, which I do. But a.m. was not a good idea. I ate an early lunch to ease the effect of the nicotine from this smoke. I simply couldn't get the memory of the flavors off my mind. Yesterday I opened the second box of this amazing smoke, it has become a staple in the cabinet. The Consul is a great smoke and burns 45 minutes to an hour and has yet to hit me as hard as the first time around. But then I haven't had another one of these before lunch. Live, learn and love this outstanding cigar!
JF of Rockwood, PA
After being a cigar smoker for about a year I was gifted a 3 pack of Consuls. After reading about how strong these were I was nervous to try 1. I just finished my first of what will be many of this perfect cigar. I might have just found my personal favorite... Perfect construction, taste, feel and clouds of beautiful smoke. I won't say I tasted pepper or wood or leather because I never have in any cigar I did however taste a delicous, quality cigar that made me relax and wanna try the rest of the Joya line. To anyone reading these reviews DON'T be afraid, this is NOT a harsh overpowering cigar, it is an enjoyable tasty stick that has me nervous that I only have 2 left!
One of the best cigars I have ever smoked. Always looking forward to smoking a JOYA.
BC of Atlanta, GA
Back in the day, son... Joya de Nicaragua Antano 1970 was my go to smoke. From 2002 to 2004, I probably smoked 30 boxes, conservatively. CI's deal made my revisit an old friend, and I'm glad I did. The Antano 1970, is everything I remembered. As soon as I opened the box, it filled the room with the aroma of strong, moist tobacco. Everyone I've smoked so far has performed perfectly. Lots of heavy cayenne style spice, leather and meaty flavors. I also forgot just how slow these bad boys burn, the Robusto Grande (5.5 x 52) provided me with 90 minutes - 2 hours of smoking pleasure. Also, if you're having congestion problems, just retrohale these bad boys and get cleared up quick.
JB of Orange Park, FL
This cigar doesn't have to take back seat to any brand including Cubans. The construction is a work of art, with a flavor that should please any palate. Buy a 5 pack and prove me wrong.
DM of Taylor, MI
To say this is a good cigar, just doesn't do it justice. In fact. I'm not sure I have the vocabulary to express how great of a cigar this is. This is a smoke that can go head to head with one from Cuba, and doesn't have to take back seat to any brand. Even Davidoff wishes they could make a smoke as good as this one, and not ask more that $300.00 dollars a box. I'm not good at giving all these different flavors that others come up with, but I can tell you this. If you want a full body cigar that is so smooth in taste, this is a must try cigar. In addition, it has quality construction, great draw, even burn, and is made in a way that you may not even notice how full body it is. Yes they are high in price, but if anyone has a right to charge what these cost, Joya de Nicaragua Antano 1970 does. A smoke that is worth saving some money in order to purchase a box. Just try a 5 pack and see if you don't agree with my review.
DM of Taylor, MI
A friend recently gifted me with a few cigars and included was a Joya de Nicaragua Antano 1970. Little did I realize how good a friend the guy is! I do not normally buy "full-strength" cigars, but this one has me re-thinking my position about that. I think it must be that I am beginning to tell the difference between "full-strength" and "full-bodied" or "full-flavored". The construction of the particular vitola I selected was perfect...a leather-colored, flawless wrapper. When lit, it imparted a peppery sensation on my lips and tongue that lasted for a few minutes. The cigar then evolved into one that carried a subtly changing flavor as time passed. It finished nicely, leaving a pleasant flavor on my palate for about a half-hour after I finished. I smoked it down to about 1 1/2 inches before I had to give up. If you are considering a move to a more full-flavored cigar, this one might be the one to try. Don't be deceived. There is nothing "mild" about it.
This is not a cigar to smoke before bedtime. This is Cuban Coffee strong in the lady nicotene area. I remember my Dad smoking these. Did I mention it's not just potent but a rich and tasty smoke? This is my 2 pm cigar. Screw tea time, have one of these and skip the coffee. A wonderful cigar!
JS of Arlington, TN
This is a reincarnation of the original JdN that I began smoking at the cigar shop back in the late 70’s, before the Nicaragua rebellion interrupted things in the early 80’s. The tobacconist recommended these to me back then (as well as the original Honduran Punch and Hoyo de Monterey) as I began to want a more full bodied smoke. It is true what the other reviews have stated… if you enjoyed the originals, these are every bit as good. What’s even better, they make larger vitolas now than they did back then so if you enjoy a large ring, take advantage and smoke both the Gran Perfecto and Magnum 660. I smoked both and had no issue with the draw or the burn and the flavor was full bodied, but not as full bodied as I remembered. Or maybe it is that I have smoked so many great full bodied complex cigars being blended today that I personally enjoy more. All in all, this cigar provides a very pleasant smoking experience and these cigars will not disappoint if you enjoy a good traditional full bodied smoke.
DK of Vestavia, AL
This is a reincarnation of the original JDN that I began smoking at the cigar shop back in the late 70’s, before the Sandinista rebels interrupted things in the 80’s. The tobacconist recommended these to me back then (as well as the original Honduran Punch and HDM) as I began to want a more full bodied smoke. It is true what the other reviews have stated… if you had the originals, these are every bit as good. What’s even better, they make larger vitolas now than they did back then so if you enjoy a large ring, take advantage and smoke both the Gran Perfecto and Magnum 660. I smoked both and had no issue with the draw or the burn and the flavor was full bodied, but not as full bodied as I remembered. Or maybe it is that i have smoked so many great full bodied complex cigars being blended today that I personally enjoy more. All in all, this cigar provides a very pleasant smoking experience and these cigars will not disappoint if you enjoy a good traditional full bodied smoke.
DK of Vestavia, AL
I'm back to reconfirm. This is a full bodied, but incredibly smooth smoke, and from the many I've had, quite consistent. This offering puts many other full bodied smokes to shame. No bitter bite, but you sure know that you are smoking a full bodied delight! And gobs of smoke per puff. This remains a fave of mine. May have to now buy a box and stop the piecemeal purchases!
MS of Bethlehem, PA
I am a dyed in the wool fan of CT shade wrapped cigars, especially 5 Vegas Gold. But sometimes I crave something with a little "tooth" to it and Joya de Nicaragua Antano is the stick that beckons me. Power and flavor expertly matched makes this the perfect afternoon or evening cigar.
PR of Sandy Hook, CT
Absolutely none better. "Muscle Cigar" doesn't even come close to describing the great flavor and smoothness. It is no-nonsense yet not overpowering by any means. Just a completely delightful cigar in all sizes. Rocky and Gurkha can put together some incredible fancy schmancy blends and many are quite wonderful, but I always come back to old reliable Antano 1970.
LF of Mesa, AZ
I've been told that these will knock your socks off. Not seeing it or feeling it. They do produce a dense and flavorful smoke, like having a double strength coffee or a heavy hot chocolate drink. But the power sure seems to be in balance with the powerful taste. I come and go on cigar strength. Sometimes I like a lightweight toasty smoke (say a Cu Avana), other times? Let 'er rip! This one rips quite satisfyingly! Have had a few. Even burn, good, ample smoke, as in volume, but not as generous as some I've smoked. This is a go to when I want rich, hearty, and dense flavor. I always keep a few on hand.
MS of Bethlehem, PA
Smoked the Robusto Grande. Beautiful looking cigar. Strong smell of raisins on the prelight. Easy draw with lots of smoke. Resting smoke was quite strong and pungent. Smooth yet definitely full bodied. No problem retrohaling. Given the strong raising smell, I was surprised there were not stronger fruit notes as with the JDN Celebracion.
AF of Bloomington, IN
The wrapper was red and smelled very sweet. This was nice suprise since this blend is full bodied. The cold draw was really tight, but still gave off the sweet sugary smell. The cigar bled a bit of the red color onto my lips and fingers. I didn't mind since the cigar was well constructed. The cigar was hard as a rock and had very little give. I don't know why but I really liked the way it felt in my hand. It felt like a Mac Truck between my fingers. The start was medium with some leather and spice. The cigar was tough to get going, but it boomed a ton of nice smoke. Until half way in I wasn't super impressed with the cigar. The cigar changed mid way through into some special. It moved into a complex floral and spicy mix which is something I have never experienced. This Joya was super slow burning and allowed me to enjoy every note. The spice increased all the way until the nub. The end was very leathery and pleasant. The smoke smelled like a dream. The cigar started to get a little hot towards the end but the cigar had smoked so long I didn't mind at all. I don't believe the cigar was full bodied or a muscle cigar, but it was super tasty and had be wanting more. I am glad I have 9 more and will smoke every last one to the nub.
LL of Round Rock, TX
I recently had the machito, covered by brilliantly astounding bloom all over the cigar. I was blown away by the intensity, complexity and balance. While full-bodied to say the least, it was a mind-blowingly amazing experience that was overwhelming but in a thoroughly good way. Very similar to the first time I smoked a Liga Privada Unico Dirty Rat, but this cigar is easier to find and much cheaper.
SN of Oakton, VA
I had a 5-pack of the Joya de Nicaragua Antano 1970 Gran Consul. I bought this cigar because I was looking for something with a lot of strength. Being a cigar novice, I was expecting to be floored by these. Oddly enough, I didn't find them to be as strong as everyone touted. Despite this mild disappointment, they are quite enjoyable. Beautifully constructed & very solid. Consistent slow & even burn. Despite the Consul's shorter length, it lasted anywhere from 1.5 to 2 hours. It's quite a treat for anyone who enjoys a full-bodied cigar with luscious amounts of smoke.
CY of Lawndale, CA
I had these years ago (about 20) and recently bought some. They are still the same today as then; AWESOME!!
CS of Rock Springs, WY
One of the best cigars I've ever had. Better than a Cuban Hoyo de Monterey and as good as a Cuban Cohiba. Out of approximately 5 boxes of theses cigars, I've not had one bad one, very consistent in flavor and strength from stick to stick. If you like full bodied cigars with a oaky, leathery flavor and one that is very peppery, you must try these. But, be warned, they are addictive.
LZ of Gainesville, GA
Just got back from work. I lit a Joya de Nicaragua Antano and opened a of bottle of ale. After a few minutes things were back to where they should be. I've smoked some great cigars but this cigar is, for me, what a cigar should be. If I ever order anything else please remind your great customer service staff to disregard the order and send me another box of Joya de Nicaragua Antano. Cheers!
DB of San Francisco, CA
*** Just had a JdN 1970 Antano late this afternoon with a nice stout and brown ale ... I was preparing myself for a kick in the gut (from the known strength) ... yet it was so smooth, rich and had a touch of sweetness that made it even more palatable ... can't say how good it was ... funny thing is I can't remember if it had a tapered tip (belicoso) or round but it was very thick and short (Gran Consul or Robusto) ... it was gifted to me and had a decent period of time in the humi. Great cigar. (I've really enjoyed the Consul with a strong cup of *bucks coffee.)
SL of Mclean, VA
I bought two boxes of these years ago. They age gracefully. These are one of the best top drawer cigars that has ever been formulated and made. You can take it to the bank with your fiat money.
CS of Rock Springs, WY
I did not find alot of bells and whistles with this cigar (Joya de Nicaragua Antaño 1970). What I did find was 100% pure nicaraguan goodness. You get a medium to full bodied cigar that is woodsy with just a hint of leather through the nose. It has an awesome draw with thick clouds of light grey smoke right off the bat. It is a wonderful after dinner smoke. I just came inside from smoking my first one. The ash held on for a full 2 inches before dropping off. Half way in it just gets better with more prominate wood and toast flavor that coats your palet without killing it. You can be sure that I will be ordering a full box ASAP. Thank you CI for your outstanding quality of cigars at prices that most anybody can afford.
DT of DeRidder, LA
A great deceptive cigar all around, this stick will fill your stomach and give a nice buzz kick in the head if you're constantly pulling on it, and that's what you'll be tempted to do when you're getting a constant smooth foray of pepper, earth, and cinnamon swirling on the finish. Good value and solid contruction with no burn issues. For me it's not an everyday cigar, but full body enthusiast will be in for a treat. Tends to feel dry on the finish, I recommend some type of libation or even club soda to compensate.
RA of Glendale, CA
What a fantastic cigar! I'm on the hunt for 5 great cigars... I've found one. Strong but not too strong, very flavorful and fantastic to look at. The Gran Consul burned slow and cool and will be on my smoke list for years to come.
J of RBrewster, WA
This is one of my top picks for full flavored, well balanced, and very consistant cigars. Smooth and rich smoking experience. Potent...yes, but the well rounded flavor of the Nicaraguan leaf and Dr. Alejandro Maritinez Cuenca's attention to a well rolled cigar make this a winner all the way around! I keep plenty on hand because they are sooooooo worth it.
JG of Congress, AZ
im bewildered at how many people say this is a strong cigar, yes it is full flavored, but this is one of the best balanced cigars ive had, robust coffee and earth , with black pepper on the tongue, smooth . dont be scared of this, camacho corojo and patel edge are much more powerful. but i have to admit i think these are more complex and absolutly delicious. will be smoking more of these.
JS of miamisburg, OH
I finally got to enjoy my first Joya 1970 today. This has to be the best cigar he has blended and produced. I allowed mine to sit and marinate for a bit, A very medium to full bodied smooth and flavorful cigar, with hints of spice leather and earthyness, just the right amount all around. Excellent clouds of smoke and very aromatic. This is a cigar that some to many seem to make out to be very strong but it really is not, if you allow it to sit in the proper condition, in a well maintained humidor. This is a cigar you want to be patient with and allow to sit for a while. One that is worth every dollar.
KD of Broken Arrow, OK
This cigar,( Joya de Nicaragua Antano 1970) , is a delicious, sweet, full bodied stogie! It is going to replace my standard Gurkha Symphony as my cigar of choice.
TD of fresno, CA
I started smoking the Joya de Nic Antano while deployed to Iraq for OIF. Of all the cigars smoked over there during the course of a year...and we smoked tons, from just about every country...the JdN Antano is still by far the best smoke! Very full bodied, loaded with flavor, smooth with a peppery kick. I cannot say enough about the was the best thing we had over there! My humidors are NEVER without an ample supply.
JN of Ft Huachuca, AZ
I've become a fan of full-bodied cigars (i.e. La Flor Dominica Double Legera, La Gloria Series R and Comacho Corojo), but the Joyo De Nicaragua Antano 1970 is at the top of my list. The flavor is fantastic and the price is usually right! This is the type of cigar you'd be proud to share with a fellow aficianado who appreciates a strong, full-flavored stick. II cannot think of a cigar that I've enjoyed more then the Gran Consul, though I'm always looking. Cheers Andy
don't know why' but the one I sampled just wasn't as strong as the reviews have all warned of (Joya de Nicaragua Antaño 1970). Love it though! Keeps my tongue smackin' the top of my mouth trying to figure out all those flavors. I actually found it very smooth and far from strong. Great draw, burn and ash...excellent 45 min of my life.
CC of Camarillo, CA
I'm a true fan of the Joya de Nicaragua Gran Consul. This cigar is truly wonderful. It tastes great and leaves no harsh aftertaste. The only problem I have with this cigar is that sometimes the draw isn't so smooth. Overall, one of the best I've ever smoked.
MW of Fresno, CA
This stick is incredible,(Joya de Nicaragua Antaño 1970) and I will not say for the price. The price of this cigar is irrelevant. You need not try to find the flavors in this cigar , trust me they will find you. Eat up before you smoke up and drink a stiff one.
BH of Salt Lake City, UT
Not for for the nicotine non-adapted (Joya de Nicaragua Antano 1970). This thing is a stomach turner if you are not used to smoking full cigars or pack +/day on cigs. Probably one of strongest drop your stomach head spinners out there. If your 12 yr old son decides to sneak one of these from your stash, he will probably be sure to become smoking adverse. Might help with his insurance rates when he gets older but what good is money if he cant enjoy a good cigar?
JW of knoxville, TN
First off...dont let the reviews scare you too much...this cigar is definatly full bodied but it is NOT harsh (Joya de Nicaragua Antaño 1970). Full of flavor and has a wonderful complex taste too. the aftertase is almost like carmel. Do yourself a favor, get a big ring size, sit down and enjoy this one! a must try.
EF of Clinton, CT
I am one of those people who prefer a fuller bodied cigar. I have tried many different brands. I received 2 of them (Joya de Nicaragua Antano 1970) in a 90 rated sampler pack. I liked them so much that they were my favorite cigar in that pack. I immediately went and bought more.This one certainly packs a punch and is the best tasting full body cigar i have had. It is the best tasting cigar on the market and is my new favorite.
The above posts are right, the Antano packs a wallop! The bigger the ring size, the bigger your meal beforehand ought to be. The Gran Consul takes the prize! The Belicoso is also a big hitter and even the "little" consul is a heavyweight puncher! If by some chance you get interrupted and one of these goes out, be very very careful when you re-light it cause it is almost unsmokeable. And I smoke one everyday when CI has them in stock! I've smoked alot of strong cigars, but this guy is the best I've smoked when it comes to satisfying my 'muscle cigar' cravings! Great, great, cigar!
BH of Cape Coral, FL
I smoked a 6 x 54 belicoso shape (Joya de Nicaragua Antaño 1970). It was strong but certainly not harsh. The draw was somewhat tight and the burn quite even. There's plenty of flavour. This cigar is, in my opinion, best smoked after a fairly heavy meal and smoked very slowly.
MC of MLeesburg, VA
After the buzz late summer last year about the Nicauguan's getting a bumper crop of leaf that didnt' taste like the blood of thousand Sandanista's... I was prompted to try both the Celebracion and the Antano... truly worthy of the praise and adulation. This a fragrant beauty, with punch -- I'd call it the velvet south paw. Nice. As you draw down on it, it switches up a bit to a smoothness not typically associated with Nic' tabacco. This was entered into my staple stash... a lovely smoke, truly. My rate this stick: 88
CS of Southern, CA
I've had a few of these sitting in my humidor for some time and never tried one. One afternoon I was craving a quick smoke because I didn't have a lot of time. I spotted the little Joya Consul and assumed that would satisfy my 'need'. WOW!! This thing is POTENT!! One of the strongest I've ever had, but oh so tasty!! If you are not used to this kind of punch, as mentioned in another review, eat something first, have a seat, light up, and prepare to stay in your chair for a bit! (can't even imagine the power of the bigger ring sizes!)
JF of Salt Lake City, UT
I so much enjoy relaxing in my backyard with a glass of Merlot and a Joye de Nicaragua robusto. It's just one of life's little pleasures.
DS of Kingsland, GA
What a flavorful, intoxicating, yet deceitful beauty this Joya de Nicaragua Antano 1970 is. You will simply fall in love with her; right before she knocks you on your ass. You must try this one; but beware.
BD of Red Lodge, MT
Wow. Looking for a full bodied flavorful cigar. This is it. Great draw, even burn. Joya de Nicaragua Antano 1970 is just that, a jewel. Enjoy!
RS of San Antonio, TX
Man, this has got to be the heaviest smoke (Joya de Nicaragua Antano 1970) I've ever had. If you're looking for full bodied, your search is over.
J. of C. H. San Diego, CA
BAM. This is one powerhouse cigar (Joya de Nicaragua Antano 1970). Very strong and flavorful, this is one of the best cigars I've ever had - bar none. Cigar Aficionado says it's one of the year's 50 best. Well, they're right.
MP of Virginia Beach, VA
I love a full flavored smoke and one day when I was feeling like trying something besides my La Gloria Cubana Series R #6 local Cigar shop owner turned me on to the Joya de Nicaragua Antano 1970. He told me to make certain that I eat before I smoke. He was right. For the size it was a real @ss kicker. Smooth, flavorful, and the type of smoke that lets you know that you had a smoke. I highly recommend this stick, unless you are the weak of heart...and stomach! Antano packs a punch!
BB of Covina, CA
I think all true cigar smokers are looking for a cigar that is the hidden gem, one that compares to or out performs those high priced sticks. This is one (Joya de Nicaragua Antaño 1970). Note: When you light one up... Have a seat, these suckers are pretty strong.
JP of Buffalo, NY
My absolute favorite. These cigars dont have the best appearance, with their rumpled wrappers and sometimes edgy veins, but they definitely take my mind off of....everything. Friends of mine have described the flavor as "dirt", "old, bad licorice", and "yuck", but what do they know? They want Macanudo, they can have it. Shame they aren't a little cheaper or I'd order more of them from CI.
Da of ve DostAudubon, NJ

Joya de Nicaragua Antaño 1970

Steve R
I’ve noticed a landslide of quality mellow bodied cigars hitting our docks as of late. As a result, almost everything that I’ve been smoking these days has been lighter than the norm. Since I’ve made my way through most of the new product, I’ve decided to treat myself to one of the strongest cigars I’ve ever had. The Joya de Nicaragua Antaño 1970, a 90+ rated firecracker that’s been named one of the top 5 cigars in the world by the Robb Report.

Examining this cigar alone is enough to make you weak in the knees, especially the Gran Consul. Pick it up and see for yourself. It’s thick, dense and hosts a sizable portion of ligero. Look at the foot: you see that black tobacco? That’s ligero – AKA tobacco Novocain. The reddish Nicaraguan sun-grown wrapper makes this chunky robusto look and smell like an Ashton VSG on steroids. The abundance of ligero lends a peppery tinge to the pre-light aroma, which is subtle but nice. After a few minutes of preparation, including a bite to eat, it’s time to step up to the plate and get-gettin’ with this powerhouse. The initial draw requires a little effort and as expected the flavor is peppery off the start. Just as the spiciness begins to fade, the draw opens up a bit, allowing me to truly appreciate the fine qualities of this cigar. The Nicaraguan fillers are rich and smooth with hints of wood. The Nicaraguan-grown Ecuadorian wrapper offers the slightest bit of sweetness that’s easy to miss due to its robust, leathery profile. About 2/3 of the way through, I realize that the hidden power of this cigar has snuck up on me once again, and decide to put my double espresso aside for a bit. There’s no doubt the Antaño is strong. Even those that enjoy the strongest of cigars on a regular basis cannot deny its strength. But the lively taste is so involved it’s hard to focus on anything but the wealth of unique, interesting flavors. And last but not least, the thick ring gauge burns slow and cool, providing maximum time to appreciate the work put into the cigar. All this for just $3 a stick. Yeah, Joya de Nicaragua Antaño 1970 definitely scores big in my book.