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Joya de Nicaragua Cabinetta No. 7 Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, February 22, 2010
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Joya de Nicaragua Cabinetta No. 7 Cigar Review

This 6×50 stick offers a two-tone wrapper consisting of a natural light tan shade covering the first 75%, and the last 25% wrapped in a dark chocolate maduro leaf. With a very loose, effortless draw, it puts out a terrific amount of smoke. Starting with a slightly bitter wood flavor it finished long with a hint of coffee and touch of pepper. The 2nd third brought the coffee up just a bit and added a little creaminess, dropping much of the pepper. By the start of the last third it had turned to a slightly sweet, creamy coffee as the predominant flavor and just gave a hint of the typical connecticut woodiness. The stick was finished 1:20 in with about 1″ of the maduro remaining. Only about 15 min of the maduro section is smokeable before getting very warm and soft. Surprisingly the body went down a bit and flavors mellowed out once the transition was made. Flavors changed to just a mild, oily coffee with the ash holding on tight for about 1 1/2″ at a time showing white and light grey bands. Burn was flawless all the way down. Thank you very much to Drew Estate for sending this in for review, I greatly appreciate it!

  • Sounds like a very interesting cigar. I am surprised to hear about the last third’s taste and construction.

  • JJO

    I love this in the #11 corona gorda size, and the lancero, if you can find it, is even better. Great morning stick.

  • Andrew

    Hey, Bryan. Thanks for the review of the cabinetta. I smoked the lancero yesterday. I enjoyed the connecticut section (thought mild, of course), but have to say I was disappointed with the maduro section. First off, the stogey went from regular resistance to VERY tight once it hit the maduro wrapper. Secondly, because the maduro makes up only about a quarter to a fifth of the cigar, it was burning very hot by the time I got to it. I could only take a few puffs before it was too hot to enjoy. I would love it if Joya would do more of a 50/50, connecticut and maduro, or at least 60/40. Anywho…thanks as always, brother, for the review.

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