Name – Gilberto Oliva Reserva Blanc
Manufacturer – Oliva Cigar
Size – Robosto
Wrapper – Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade
Tobacco Blend – Ecuador and Nicaragua
Pricing – $6.00
Body – Mild
The wrapper is maroon, white and gold and fairly simple. It is the exact flip color schematic as the Gilberto Oliva Reserva. The cigar is a walnut leather tan in color. There are some obvious veins and some visible seams. The cigar is finished with a nice double cap.
Aroma – Cedar and a smoky barnyard type aroma.
Type of Cut – Straight
Cold Draw – Charred oak, smoke and a lemon acidic note.
This cigar begins with nutty flavors. Some cream sits in the background mixed with vanilla as well. Once these flavors begin to blend a nice caramel like note comes forth and makes this stick like a Werther’s Original. The cigar is mild at this point. The burn pristine.
The caramel begins to subside to a wood like note to begin this third. There is a cedar tang to it but also an oak weight on the mid to back of the palate. Really interesting experience at this point. At the mid-point of the cigar, the creamy nutty notes come forth again. Burn just gets a tad wavy at this point. This third the stick became medium in body.
A really nice spicy cedar note comes into play right at the beginning of the final third. Cream moves to the finish and lingers long after the smoke is gone. True medium bodied smoke experience through the finish.
Bourbon – Bulliet
The Gilberto Oliva Reserva Blanc was a great medium bodied experience with a great flavor profile. Perfect for a morning cigar with a coffee or espresso. This reminded me of some of the Cuban cigars I’ve had in the past as well as one of my personal favorites a CAO Gold. Definitely try this if you see it at your local shop!
About Oliva Cigar – http://olivacigar.com