Personal Cigar Review: Joya de Nicaragua JOYA Copper Corona Gorda

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Cigar Details: Joya de Nicaragua JOYA Copper Corona Gorda

  • Vitola: Corona Gorda
  • Length: 5″
  • Ring Gauge: 46
  • Country of Origin: Nicaragua
  • Wrapper: Nicaragua
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Factory: Joya de Nicaragua
  • Blender: Undisclosed
  • Price: $6.30
  • Release Date: November 2019
  • Source: Joya de Nicaragua

Aaron-Loomis

 Aaron Loomis

Pre-light Experience

The wrapper on the Joya de Nicaragua JOYA Copper Corona Gorda is dark brown with some lighter marbling. There are a few raised veins present and the seams are smooth but visible due to the color variation of the wrapper. The head is finished with what appears to be a double cap. The band is primarily a white golf ball dimple pattern with text and borders in copper and the company logo in green. The aroma from the wrapper is slightly damp wood with a subtle stone fruit sweetness while the foot gives a deep stewed fruit note along with some wood. The pre-light draw brings stone fruit and dry cedar.

First Third

The cigar begins with cedar, baking spice and light chalkiness. At a half inch in, some mustiness joins the profile which lightens both the baking spice and chalkiness. The retrohale is musty cedar along with some baking spice. At an inch and a quarter, the baking spice has left as the profile is now cedar with a combination of the mustiness and chalkiness right behind. As the third comes to a close, the retrohale gains a floral note. The strength in this third was slightly below medium.

Second Third

As the second third begins, the profile is musty cedar while the chalkiness is now very faint. At a half inch in, a light floral note joins the musty cedar with the faint chalkiness still hanging on. The retrohale has the cedar, mustiness and floral note all even with a light baking spice. At an inch in, the chalkiness picks up a bit. As the third comes to a close, the musty cedar is up front with the floral note and chalkiness even in the background. The strength remains at slightly below medium.

Final Third

The final third continues with the musty cedar followed by chalkiness and a floral note. At a half inch in, some char joins the profile. The retrohale is now musty cedar with chalkiness right behind and a light floral note in the background. At an inch in, the profile is charred and musty cedar with light chalkiness. The strength in this third remained at slightly below medium.

Burn

The burn was slightly wavy throughout, but never needed any attention. The ash held on in two inch increments.

Draw

The draw was pretty snug throughout and using a draw tool provided no relief.

Overall

The cigar began with cedar, baking spice and chalkiness. Fairly quickly some mustiness joined the profile. A floral note joined the retrohale as the third came to a close. The final third saw the addition of some char. Construction was pretty good aside from a tight draw and strength was slightly below medium the whole way. The Joya de Nicaragua JOYA Copper Corona Gorda started fairly average and remained that way the whole time. It’s possible that the tight draw muted the flavor a bit, but what was presented were some general flavors that can be found in any number of cigars. The price point is nice for this line and would lead me to being open to trying other vitolas to see how they smoke. At this point, I couldn’t really recommend it, but with the low price, wouldn’t be a deterrent for you to try one.

Aaron Loomis

SCORE

5.35

Cost/Point

$1.18

Scoring System

Aaron
Very GoodPre
Light
AverageFirst
Third
AverageSecond
Third
AverageFinal
Third
Very GoodBurn
GoodDraw
AverageOverall
Personal Cigar Review: Joya de Nicaragua JOYA Copper Corona Gorda
Aaron LoomisPersonal Cigar Review: Joya de Nicaragua JOYA Copper Corona Gorda

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