The draw here is impeccable, imparting a creamy, toasty smoke that speaks softly of vanilla, almonds and cinnamon. No flavor is competing for dominance on the palate. Rather, each note dances delicately like a well-choreographed ballet suite. It may come as a surprise that a producer known for making robust Nicaraguan cigars has decided to go in the other direction, but the Joya de Nicaragua Número Uno L’Ambassadeur is a skillful exercise in restraint. And with so many strong, full-bodied cigars getting much of the press, it’s always nice to see a cigar of nuance and subtlety excel in our ratings.