Written by Puff Staff

Wednesday, 09 February 2011

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joyacelebpic1 Today we have two medium to full-bodied cigars on the review menu. First up is the Joya de Nicaragua Celebracion Corona, which will be followed by the Rocky Patel 15th Anniversary Corona Gorda.

Joya de Nicaragua Celebracion Corona

Joya de Nicaragua's Celebracion line was good enough to earn positive ratings from some respected cigar publications in the past. The Celebracion offers plenty of full flavor in more of a medium-bodied stick. You might say that the Celebracion is similar to the popular Antano 1970 line from Joya de Nicaragua, but with not as much strength. Praised for its complexity, the Celebracion also comes at a reasonable price.

The Celebracion Corona measures 5 ½ x 42. There are also plenty of other vitolas for you to choose from in the line, including the 4 ½ x 52 Consul, the the 5 ½ x 42 Gordos, the 6 x 50 Toro, the 6 x 52 Torpedo, and the 6 7/8 x 48 Churchill. The Celebracion is a Nicaraguan puro. It has a filler blend of Nicaraguan Habano Seco and Ligero tobaccos, and the binder is also of the Nicaraguan Seco variety. Last, but not least, is the cigar's Nicaraguan Habano Criollo wrapper. As far as strength is concerned, the Celebracion Corona is said to be between medium and full-bodied.

The Celebracion Corona is a decent-looking cigar. It has a medium-brown wrapper that is rustic and a tad rough at first glance. There are a few small veins that are visible, and the wrapper is more dry than oily. The cigar feels lumpy, yet firm to the touch. No huge defects are detected. A nice decorative band sits near the head. It displays the Joya de Nicaragua name and logo, as well as the Celebracion label. The maroon, white, and gold colors give the cigar a classy and premium feel. Before lighting, there's a peppery cold taste and an aroma that is earthy.

While the Celebracion Corona appears to be constructed well, it disappoints in the burn department. The draw is just right, but there is a lot of maintenance required. The burn line is wavy and requires several touch-ups along the way. The cigar also needs some re-lighting on a couple of occasions. The gray ash is more flaky than solid. Perhaps this stick was somewhat of a lemon, so hopefully your mileage and experience will vary from mine.


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