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Quick Smoke: Joya de Nicaragua Cabinetta Serie No. 13

27 Dec 2012

Each Saturday and Sunday we’ll post a Quick Smoke: not quite a full review, just our brief verdict on a single cigar of “buy,” “hold,” or “sell.” This Quick Smoke is part of our “Win a Big Box of Cigar Swag” contest. Leave a comment and be subscribed to our free email newsletter to enter. Full details here.


The No. 13 Lancero is the fifth size in Joya de Nicaragua’s Cabinetta, a line that boasts Nicaraguan binder and filler tobaccos along with dual wrappers (Ecuadorian shade and Nicaraguan criollo). It measures 7.5 inches long with a ring gauge of 38 and retails for just under $8. As un-traditional as it may look, the cigar has a classic profile of toast, cream, coffee, nut, and spice. Construction is top-notch, and the mild- to medium-bodied flavor pairs well with a morning cup of joe.

Verdict = Buy.

Patrick A

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Drew Estate

12 Responses to “Quick Smoke: Joya de Nicaragua Cabinetta Serie No. 13”

  1. william Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 8:25 am #

    Looks good. Will keep an eye out for these.

  2. ScottM Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 9:18 am #

    That is an interesting stick. I had a different JdN stick and it was just OK. Sounds like that long skinny one might be better. I might have to give JdN another try.

  3. Bradley Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 10:32 am #

    I have had Joya de Nicaragua cigars before and really enjoyed them, so this one sounds like my next one. Sounds like it would pair great with a strong cup of coffee

  4. foozer69 Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 10:54 am #

    this sounds good gonna have to get my hands on these!!

  5. mphxaz Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 2:12 pm #

    One of my favorite blends from JDN! I enjoy the #4’s (Robusto) and #11’s (Corona) also.
    Good in the morning with coffee or in the evening with a Scotch for a change of pace to a medium body cigar that are different from JDN’s Antaño 1970’s and Antaño Dark Corojo’s. Will have to give the #13’s a try too!

  6. jshriver2012 Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 3:13 pm #

    I'm down to try just about any lancero out there. Sounds like a good stick.

  7. David Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 3:16 pm #

    Always find your reviews good information, will have to try these.

  8. Thorne Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 8:57 pm #

    Dr. Cuenca has an incredible enthusiasm for Nicaraguan tobacco. I prefer other Joya lines but will always try to keep a few boxes of his products on hand. Thanks for the quick review.

  9. Swede214 Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 9:32 pm #

    Thanks Patrick, sounds like a good cigar, have not smoked any of the Joya de Nicaragua's.

  10. jjo Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 10:09 pm #

    I love these even though they're a little hard to find. The #11 is great as well.

  11. Vernon E Warner Jr Friday, December 28, 2012 at 2:29 pm #

    Excellent smoke, have to go to Atl to get mine

  12. Janne Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 6:23 am #

    Lancero is one of my favourite vitolas, so I must try this one.