Basic Information: Gilberto Oliva Reserva
Producer – Oliva Cigars
Size – Churchill
Wrapper – Indonesian Sumatra
Tobacco Blend – Nicaragua
Pricing – $5.40
Body – Medium
The cigar is single banded with gold, bronze and red. The wrapper is light tan in color with a few veins and minimal tight seams. The cigar is finished with a double cap.
Aroma –Sweetness and cedar.
Type of Cut – Straight
Cold Draw – Sweet Cedar and Raisin
First third – Wood and nutty notes come with a slight baking spice almost like a nutmeg. Turns into a light coffee flavor about halfway through the third. Mild to medium body start.
Second Third – The flavors get real earthy and leather like in this third. The spice still has a heavy presence on the finish. Body picks up to a solid medium.
Final Third – Final third moves straight leather with the spice and earth moving to sit on the palate through the finish. Still a whole medium bodied experience.
Scotch – Johnny Walker Green
This Gilberto Oliva Reserva is a nice medium bodied experience that has some really great flavors. Flavors normally consistent with a more full-bodied stick. I think this would be perfect for that person looking to make a full-bodied jump to understand the flavor profile, but not the power. Will definitely be picking up more of these, especially for this price.
Cigar Aficionado – 88pts.
About Oliva Cigars – http://www.olivacigar.com/