Basic Information:

Name – Oliva Connecticut Reserve

Size – Robosto

Wrapper – Connecticut

Tobacco Blend – Nicaragua

Pricing – $5.75

Body – Mild

Construction/Appearance:

​The band is white with gold trim and font.

The cigar is light tan in color with some evident seams and few veins.

Pre-Light:

Aroma – Cedar and Hay

Type of Cut – Straight

Cold Draw – Cedar

After Toast:

First third – ​Notes of vanilla, cream and a subtle cedar kick off the first third. The burn is slightly wavy and the ash a medium gray in color.

Second Third – ​Cream continues its dominance with some cedar baked in the background. Nice nutty finish on this cigar that lingers on the palate long after the smoke is gone. Ash fell at the halfway point.

Final Third – ​​Nutty notes become the star of the finale in this cigars story. The cream moves to the finish.

Suggested Pairing:

Coffee

Wine –Barons de Rothschild Legende Bordeaux Blanc or Chandon Blanc de Noirs

Overall Experience:

The Oliva Connecticut Reserve was a mild experience. I smoked this in dedication to the late Gilberto Oliva. The consistent flavor profile lends to those looking to get into cigars as well as aficionados who want something to set the tone for a day. Basic but distinguished flavor components make this incredibly enjoyable.

Ratings:

Cigar Aficionado – 88pts.

About Oliva Cigars – http://www.olivacigar.com