“The year 2018 was big for anniversaries in the cigar industry, however, of all of the commemorative releases, the one that stood as the signature for the 50 years anniversary would be The Joya de Nicaragua Cinco Décadas.”


Wrapper: Not Disclosed
Binder: Not Disclosed
Filler: Not Disclosed
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Factory: Fábrica de Tabacos Joya de Nicaragua SA
Diadema: 6 x 54
Price: $19.00

Sponsor: No
Samples Provided for Initial Review: Yes
Review: Joya de Nicaragua Cinco Décadas Diadema (11/14/19)
Appearances on Countdown (By Year/Company): 4 (2010, 2012, 2018, 2020)

Coming in at #28 is the Joya de Nicaragua Cinco Décadas Diadema. Ever since Joya de Nicaragua released the Cinco Décadas for its 50th anniversary, the line has been solidifying itself as one of the great ultra-premium limited edition lines in the industry. Originally released in two sizes, as of 2020 the line now has five vitolas. On this year’s Countdown one of the two original vitolas, the Diadema, lands a spot on the Countdown.

In terms of the blend of the Cinco Décadas, Joya de Nicaragua has been tight lipped about revealing the details of the blend. The Diadema measures 6 x 54. In addition to the Diadema, the other original size of the Cinco Décadas, El General, placed #11 on the 2018 Cigar of the Year Countdown.

The Joya de Nicaragua Cinco Décadas Diadema delivered a medium strength, medium-bodied cigar experience highlighted by notes of natural tobacco, earth, mixed pepper, wood,, and that could best be described as a cherry-cream note.

The Cinco Décadas marks the fourth time Joya de Nicaragua has landed on the Cigar Coop Countdown since it was launched in 2010.


For details of the 2020 Cigar of the Year Countdown, see our 2020 criteria.

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