Joya de Nicaragua 'Red' Short Churchill

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Joya de Nicaragua 'Red' Short Churchill. 4.75x48. Nice construction with mostly smooth lines, some pronounced veins. Medium brown wrap. Cut and lit well. Medium draw throughout. First half tastes of bright herbal spice under a mild tobacco leaf, slightly sweet, mellow pepper, nice balance of spice and creamy leaf. Second half is continued spice, pepper, toasted wood. 

Burn is mostly even throughout. Ash is clean, white, with some darker spots and stripes, holding an inch before a three-tap drop.

This is a nice, pleasant smoke. The taste starts off with bright herbal notes, progressing to a creamy, somewhat mellow flavor, with peppery aroma and spicy tones across the stick. A great half-hour break anytime. Highly recommended.

From the company:

"A cigar for the modern smoker. It offers a vibrant and extremely pleasant smoking experience you will enjoy anytime, anywhere. Classy as always, but a lot more fun."

"Joya de Nicaragua paints the town 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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