The cigar features a modified blend. Unlike the original Cuatro Cinco, the Joya de Nicaragua Cuatro Cinco Reserva Especial is not a Nicaraguan puro. While it features a Jalapa wrapper and Nicaraguan fillers, the Reserva Especial incorporates a Dominican volado binder.
The Joya de Nicaragua Cuatro Cinco Reserva Especial features Nicaraguan fillers that are aged in oak barrels. Joya de Nicaragua has also said the original Cuatro Cinco utilized barrel aged tobaccos as well.
There are four sizes avavilable for the Joya de Nicaragua Cuatro Cinco Reserva Especial. Each are soft box-pressed like the original Cuatro Cinco. The sizes are: Toro (6 ¼ x 50), Torpedo (6 x 52), Doble Robusto (5 x 56), and a Petit Corona (4 ½ x 46). Each of the four sizes will be packaged in ten count boxes.The original Cuatro Cinco was a 6 x 54 Toro.