This is the SAME great Cigar, just packaged in the Green Plain Liberal Packaging with the ORIGINAL band underneath.
Cigar Aficionados No.16 Cigar of the year in 2018 with an outstanding score of 93/100.
Size: Toro 5 1/2" x 52
Everyone thought it was gone forever, but in 2018, Joya de Nicaragua brought back its Antaño Gran Reserva line. Once a limited-edition brand from 2005, the new cigar is made with the same blend as the Joya de Nicaragua Antaño 1970, only this Gran Reserva has older filler tobaccos. In the cigar world, a little extra age can go a very long way. In this case, it put the Robusto Grande on the Top 25 list. Joya de Nicaragua is the oldest cigar factory in Nicaragua, and the company believes the Gran Reserva to be emblematic of the quintessential Nicaraguan cigar. The wrapper is from Jalapa and full-bodied ligero from Estelí is at the heart of the filler, but the extra age has refined the blend.
It might have beaten you the first time, but that didn’t mean you stayed on the ground. Joya de Nicargua Antaño defined the standard for full bodied Nicaragua cigars more than 15 years ago. Joya de Nicaragua Antaño Gran Reserva carries that same character, using extra-aged select tobaccos only.
Antaño Gran Reserva uses the richest and oilest wrapper leaves of Nicaragua. Additionally, they have aged its fillers for up to 5 years, resulting in a refined and matured version of its legendary predecessor.