Joya de la Romana
These cigars are, in the best sense, classic representatives of their country of origin. They are very approachable puros from the Dominican Republic, meaning that all the tobaccos used come from the Central American country. The wrapper is a particularly light Connecticut shade leaf, grown under shade to give it a particularly noble and distinguished appearance. We have always liked the elegant presentation and the perfect look of the wrapper of this series, which has been present in the German market even before the cigar boom in the 1990s, making it one of the "dinosaurs."
The Joya de la Romana cigars have a medium-bodied taste and captivate with a flavor profile leaning towards creamy nuttiness. They are manufactured at the Tabacalera de Garcia in the city of La Romana, located in the south of the island of Hispaniola. The factory is owned by the tobacco giant Imperial Tobacco and produces equally famous cigar brands such as Don Diego or Santa Damiana.
In the past, we used to recommend the 8-9-8 format, as it allowed for a wonderful comparison between the light and Maduro variants. However, the Maduro is no longer available, so our current favorite cigar from this series is the Epicure, a slightly thinner robusto that wonderfully embodies the best of Dominican cigars with its mild and creamy character. The boxes are designed in the classic 8-9-8 arrangement, meaning there are 8 cigars in the bottom layer, 9 above, and 8 in the top layer.
8-9-8 Product discontinuedDiscontinued item
8-9-8 Product discontinued6 Ratings 8 Ratings6 Ratings Quality4 Ratings Strength TAM1.87 Ø16.51 Length
Corona Product discontinuedDiscontinued item
Corona Product discontinued5 Ratings 16 Ratings6 Ratings Quality4 Ratings Strength TAM1.71 Ø13.97 Length
Epicure Product discontinuedDiscontinued item
Epicure Product discontinued5 Ratings 12 Ratings6 Ratings Quality3 Ratings Strength TAM1.91 Ø12.07 Length
Esquire (Mini Panetela) Product discontinuedDiscontinued item
Esquire (Mini Panetela) Product discontinued3 Ratings 3 Ratings5 Ratings Quality5 Ratings Strength TAM1.31 Ø12.70 Length
Panetelas Product discontinuedDiscontinued item
Panetelas Product discontinued4 Ratings 6 Ratings6 Ratings Quality5 Ratings Strength TAM1.43 Ø15.24 Length
8-9-8 Maduro8-9-8 Maduro4 Ratings 7 Ratings5 Ratings Quality3 Ratings Strength TAM1.87 Ø16.51 Length
ChurchillChurchill4 Ratings 3 Ratings5 Ratings Quality3 Ratings Strength TAM2.06 Ø19.05 Length
No. 30 MaduroNo. 30 Maduro4 Ratings 2 Ratings5 Ratings Quality3 Ratings Strength TAM1.39 Ø17.15 Length
No. 40 Maduro (Palma)No. 40 Maduro (Palma)0 Rating 0 Rating0 Rating Quality0 Rating Strength TAM1.51 Ø17.46 Length
|MM||Machine Made (vollkommen von Maschinen hergestellte Zigarren, daher das Fabriksymbol)|
|HAM||Hecho a Mano, d.h. dies ist eine Mischform – die Einlage mit der Maschine, das Deckblatt von Hand überrollt|
|TAF||Totalmente a Mano, d.h. komplett von Hand hergestellt ABER mit gerissener Einlage (dies ist die offizielle Bezeichnung der Kubaner dafür)|
|TAM||Totalmente a Mano, komplett von Hand hergestellt mit ganzen Blättern|
*) All prices including 19% value added tax and all other legally prescribed taxes. The prices do not include shipping-costs. The old price is the former price in the online-store.
**) The displayed box-price includes 3% box-discount.