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Old 04-08-2010, 09:47 PM   #1
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Cigar: Joya De Nicaragua Cabinetta


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Drink / Food: Eagle Rare bourbon on the rocks

Outside Factors: Out in shop, cool evening, fire going

Construction: Nice rustic two toned wrapper. Well constructed with even bunching. Firm throughout, slightly more so above the band. Wrapper has sweet composted hay and spice scent. End is sweet tobacco and mint.

Prelight : Cuts cleanly, great bunching under cap. Draws perfectly prelight with some mint and spice on draw.

First Third: Spice and some light pepper. Hits on middle and sides of tongue rather than blast to the throat. Interesting. Very definite taste of almonds on the finish.

Draw: Perfect

Burn: Almost perfect throughout entire cigar.

Ash/Smoke: Ash rarely holds over ˝”. Possibly due to no stems in the bunching (blessing/curse). Nice gray color. Smoke is solid and gains creaminess as cigar continued. Nice mouth feel.

Second Third: The cigar is a nice accompaniment to the bourbon. Would try this with a good rum next time. I am smoking fairly fast, but cigar stays smooth without turning harsh or bitter. Some creamy cedar enters in with the almond on the finish. Pepper and spice have smoothed and some citrus enters; possibly orange peel.

Final third: Cedar has replaced almond completely. Smoke and finish are very creamy now. Spice steps back up but still smooth and on center of tongue. A nondescript herbal taste is in play if cigar is allowed to rest and cool. The change in wrapper did not change the flavor to me.

Strength: Medium
Flavor: medium full

Overall Impression: I didn’t know what to think before starting this cigar. I was pleasantly surprised. This is a very good B+ cigar that I would recommend to anyone. I think it has enough flavor to satisfy a stronger cigar smoker, but medium in strength to be accommodating to a newer smoker. Just a personal opinion, but as I smoked it, I felt this would have excellent aging potential.

Construction: 9 10
Prelight: 4 5
First Third: 13 15
Draw: 10 10
Burn: 9 10
Ash / Smoke: 7 10
Second Third: 9 10
Final Third: 9 10
Overall impression: 18 20
Total Score: 88 100
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Old 04-09-2010, 09:42 AM   #2
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very curious about these cigars. thanks for the review! what size was that - a robusto?
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Old 04-09-2010, 09:51 AM   #3
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Thanks for posting the review my friend, glad you enjoyed the cigar.



Larry, that was the No.11 Corona Gorda (46 x 5.25")
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Thanks for the review!

My question is, is the maduro wrapper also under the connie for the full length of the cigar, or only switched for the last third?
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Old 04-09-2010, 10:16 AM   #5
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Thanks for the review!

My question is, is the maduro wrapper also under the connie for the full length of the cigar, or only switched for the last third?
The Nicaraguan criollo is just the last third.
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Old 04-09-2010, 10:17 AM   #6
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I absolutely love these! From what I understand, the maduro is only capped atop the Connie - the Connie runs the full length, the Maddie is placed atop.
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Thanks for the review!

My question is, is the maduro wrapper also under the connie for the full length of the cigar, or only switched for the last third?
I believe the connie wrapper runs the length of the cigar and the maduro is wrapped over the connie in the final third.

At least that is what it looked like on the one I saw.
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Thanks guys, looks like thats what the consensus is. I'll have to find one of these and try it out.
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Thanks guys, looks like thats what the consensus is. I'll have to find one of these and try it out.
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Old 04-11-2010, 10:44 AM   #10
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Thanks for the review.
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Old 04-11-2010, 11:14 AM   #11
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TFTR. I had no idea it had two wrappers, I first thought "Wow, that's a well slobbered cigar."
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Thanks for the review. Great smoke!
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