Nub Habano – Cigar Review

Nub Habano

This is a cigar review of a Nub Habano by Oliva Cigars. The size chosen is the 4×60. The cigars composition consists of a Habano wrapper and Nicaraguan fillers. This is a medium bodied smoke experience that retails around $7.10.

Construction/Appearance:

This cigar is a nice rusty orange brown in color with a few solid veins and invisible seams. 

Pre-Light: 

Aroma – Barnyard, Smoke

Type of Cut – Straight

Cold Draw – Nuts, Cedar Raisin 

After Toast:

First Half – Salted nuts, spice and a little pepper on the finish begin this smoke. A sweet natural tobacco note comes through here as well. The burn remains sharp and ash holds through the half. 

Final Half – The sweet tobacco and nutty notes are really pronounced in this half. A spice note is also there but subtle. The burn remains sharp and ash fell at the 2/3 point. 

Suggested Pairing:

Scotch – Glenlivet 12 yr.

Wine – La Vielle Ferme Recolte

Overall Experience:

This Nub Habano is our favorite of the Nub Cigar line. The salted nut notes with the sweet natural tobacco are just a nice balance on the palate that makes the experience a great one. We have been smoking these for years since their inception in 2007 and are excited to review it for you. The Sumatra and Cameroon are also good smokes from the Nub line to try so check those out too!

Ratings:

Cigar Aficionado – 89pts.

Other Information

The Nub Cigar line is created by Sam Leccia and put into production by Oliva Cigars in 2007. The goal of this smoke was to pro long the sweet spot of a cigar, which on most of the larger smokes is around the 2-3 inch mark. This smoke cuts right to the chase.

About Oliva Cigars – http://olivascigar.com/

Nub Habano