Joya de Nicaragua Antano Dark Corojo El Martillo Toro (5.5" x 54)
Dr. Alejandro Martinez Cuenca and his team at Joya
de Nicaragua have struck gold again with the ferociously rich and delicious
Antano Dark Corojo. A full-bodied powerhouse of a smoke, the Antano Dark Corojo
El Martillo is a true connoisseur’s delight.
The thick and oily 5 ½” x 54 El Martillo is an
expertly crafted Puro from Nicaragua that is jam packed with luscious tobaccos.
Nicaraguan filler tobaccos that are aged at least three years are nestled into
a meaty Nicaraguan binder leaf and draped with the beautifully dark Nicaraguan
Corojo Oscuro wrapper leaf. The result is a chunky hour or so smoke that is an
astonishingly satisfying smoke.
Wood and coffee notes support the starring pepper
flavors that rap your palate in a luxuriously textured smoke. Some hazelnut
nuances flitter along while a deep coffee essence adds to the ever-developing
complexity. Big and robust coming down the stretch, the El Martillo maintain
composure so that you might focus on the sweet and spicy finish.
The Antano Dark Corojo is not for the light-minded
enthusiast and is definitely best suited as an after dinner smoke, but for the
adventurous the El Martillo will prove an amazingly scrumptious choice that
will muscle its way into the everyday rotation.