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Joya de Nicaragua JOYA Red

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Joya de Nicaragua paints the town red.

The stories surrounding Joya de Nicaragua's handmades stretch from sea to shining sea. Like brave knights coming to battle a fearsome dragon, many enthusiasts have entered the fray confident, only to be quickly tamed by bold, powerful profiles. I've seen it all too many times. We even had a guy pass out while using the facilities at one of our stores....he was puffing on it like a locomotive stuck on overdrive. Luckily, after about a 5 minute tile nap, he exited with just a bruised ego. He, like many before him, learned that Joya de Nicaragua makes one hell of a full-bodied cigar. But now, Joya de Nicaragua dials the strength down a bit for a cigar that's built for daily enjoyment. Without any further delay welcome, JOYA Red. 

Many of Joya de Nicaragua's handmades rely on potent ligeros to deliver their feisty bouquet. This time, lower tobacco primings were chosen to impart the same core flavors, but in a much more palatable fashion. Long-fillers from the uber-fertile regions of Esteli, Condega, and Jalapa, were stuffed into a golden hued Nicaraguan Habano wrapper. This recipe yielded a medium-bodied bouquet boasting strong doses of roasted nuts and pepper, as hints of leather, toast, and coffee also enter the fray. In a nutshell, JOYA Red is going to appeal to fans of Joya de Nicaragua, as well as newcomers of all shapes and sizes. Heck, even those still licking their wounds should thoroughly enjoy this one. 

JOYA Red received a well-deserved '90' rating noting: "The lush draw of this cigar delivers a strong black pepper character that settles down to show notes of hickory, brown sugar and earth." 

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Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Canonazo (Robusto) (5.5"x54)
Box of 20
In Stock
$151.95
| save $27.35 18% off
$124.60
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Canonazo (Robusto) (5.5"x54)
Pack of 5
Only 5 Left
$38.00
| save $3.50 9% off
$34.50
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Cigarillos
Wrapper
Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Sweet
False
Cigarillos (4.0"x32)
Pack of 50 [5/10]
In Stock
$65.00
| save $11.70 18% off
$53.30
Profile
Shape
Cigarillos
Wrapper
Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Cigarillos
Wrapper
Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Sweet
False
Cigarillos (4.0"x32)
Pack of 10
In Stock
$13.00
| save $1.50 12% off
$11.50
Profile
Shape
Cigarillos
Wrapper
Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Robusto (5.2"x50)
Box of 20
In Stock
$127.95
| save $23.03 18% off
$104.92
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Robusto (5.2"x50)
Pack of 5
In Stock
$32.00
| save $3.00 9% off
$29.00
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Short Churchill (Robusto) (4.7"x48)
Box of 20
In Stock
$123.95
| save $22.31 18% off
$101.64
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Short Churchill (Robusto) (4.7"x48)
Pack of 5
In Stock
$31.00
| save $3.00 10% off
$28.00
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Toro
Wrapper
Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Toro (6.0"x52)
Box of 20
In Stock
$155.95
| save $28.07 18% off
$127.88
Profile
Shape
Toro
Wrapper
Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Toro
Wrapper
Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Toro (6.0"x52)
Pack of 5
In Stock
$39.00
| save $4.00 10% off
$35.00
Profile
Shape
Toro
Wrapper
Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
overall rating 4.2 out of 5 Based on 55 Ratings
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4 out of 5
very fragile wrapper
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5 out of 5
Smooth & creamy , always a tasty treat! This is my medium "go-to" cigar when I want to come down a notch in strength.
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5 out of 5
Recently this is one of my favorite cigars. this is my second box purchase. This is a well-balanced smoke with lots of hints of leathery chocolate and nougat also has undertones of nutmeg and Spice. A medium to full-bodied cigar but a very Mellow Smoke
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Great cigars! The most recent box was quite restrictive on the drw. Regardless, a smooth smoke and perfect size.
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Jeff K

Red is the New Joya

Jeff K

As a self-appointed ambassador of all things cigars, I spend a lot of time thinking about branding. And if there’s one thing that makes me nervous it’s the words “rebranding” and “new directions.” Normally well-intentioned, many “rebranding” campaigns unfortunately end up as big failures (New Coke, anyone?). So you can understand my initial hesitance around Joya Red. A classic Nicaraguan brand known for their kick-ass, powerhouse cigars was going to deliver a smooth and medium-bodied blend? I wasn’t convinced. So when the boxes landed on our docks, I did what needed to be done — snuck a box of Toros away and headed upstairs to perform a little QA.  

The first impression was great. While most boxes from Joya are chunky, weighty, and very “old-school”, I like this new approach to packaging here. The red and gold band looks nice against the golden-brown Habano wrapper, and the box is sharp. Paper wrapped, each box contains 20 cigars, in two rows of ten. The next step here was easy. I picked the cigar with the shiniest cellophane, broke out the ol’ cutter and lighter, and began puffing away. 

At first, this cigar is rather mellow. There’s a sweetness to it (CA calls it “brown sugar”, that’s a little too technical for me), with a crisp and clean tobacco core. It’s good, but the best was yet to come. Around an inch in flavors of roasted nuts join the mix, and as the cigar burns down it’s only picking up steam. Eventually, I was given a nice medium-bodied mixture of wood, toasty tobacco, coffee, and some hints of black pepper. In all, everything kept cool and smooth, never even inching into the full-bodied territory of some other JdN’s like Antano 1970 or Dark Corojo. But the flavors certainly kept coming. By the end of this cigar, you’re left with a super satisfying, palate-smacking wallop of delicious Nicaraguan goodness, all without breaking a sweat. I let this one burn down as far as I could go without burning my fingers, and then stashed the rest of the box in my humidor.   

As you may have guessed at the beginning of this review, I wasn’t sure I’d like the “new” Joya, but I tried Red anyway. And I’m glad I did. Joya Red is a fantastic cigar that I can heartily recommend to anyone who enjoys a balanced blend. It’s smooth, complex, and subtle — a perfect contender for your new daily stick.