The Joya de Nicaragua Clasico series has a Nicaraguan Criollo Capas wrapper and Cuban-seed Nicaraguan binder and filler. One reviewer talks about the 5 x 60 Toro, and mentions the color being consistent, and the cigar being oily with a double seam cap. The aroma pre-lighting is of a rather strong barnyard alongside the tobacco. The cold draw has chocolate flavors. The first third of the smoke introduces itself with woody, rich chocolate flavors. The stick produces a reasonable amount of resting smoke, but maybe not quite as much as a smoker would like along with each puff. The white ash has gray flecks, and the first third wraps up solidly and medium bodied.
The second third of the Joya de Nicaragua Clasico series Toro continues with chocolate notes, and now adds raisin to them, and the body remains medium. The last third still presents the raisin and chocolate, and the construction and burn remain issue-free. This stick will provide the smoker consistency throughout the entire stick.
Another review mentions the impressive construction and the fact that it needs only very minor touch-ups. Thinking it is a good deal at the price, he suggests it as a walking around smoke, when the smoker needs to be active doing something, but still wants to be smoking. It holds up well and lasts for an hour or more. This is definitely a smoke worth considering for stocking up in the home humidor.
One reviewer took on the Joya de Nicaragua Clasico series Numero 1. There are comments on the classic vintage feel to the stick with its gold lettering. The draw is tighter than the reviewer likes, but not bad, and the ash is rather solid for the ring gauge of the product. The flavor is described as having woodsy notes with some coffee and molasses, and since it did not change very much, that was the stogie’s overall flavor profile. The stick is medium-bodied and average strength, and the recommendation was made to look for the larger vitolas if a smoker has an interest in this flavor profile, but was concerned about the possibility of a tight draw. This recommendation will hopefully help prevent that potential problem because there will be more room in the larger ring gauge options.
The Joya de Nicaragua Clasico series Toro is discussed by another reviewer as having a wrapper that is oily with a lot of veins, and the cigar feels very well constructed. Wood and straw smells can be detected through the thin wrapper, and the loose, cold draw tastes of spicy tobacco. Once the stogie starts to be smoked, the spicy flavor seems to taste earthy, acidic, and musty. An inch into the smoke, it has a sweet wood flavor tasting, and it too is still slightly musty. A mild and sweet straw flavor is tasted about halfway through the stogie. The Joya de Nicaragua Clasico series smoke lasted for about 70 minutes, and while the draw is loose, and the ash not as pretty as one might hope, the ash is firm and there is a lot of copious smoke with each draw.