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Oliva Connecticut Reserve

A mild-bodied gem from Oliva.

The Connecticut Reserve from Oliva is a fantastic, mild to medium-bodied handmade dressed in a silky Connecticut wrapper. This wrapper offers an exceedingly creamy flavor and mouthfeel, which complements the Cuban-seed Nicaraguan long-fillers within perfectly. After significant aging, each cigar envelops the palate with layers of thick smoke, leaving behind subtle notes of wood, coffee, and cream. Mellow it is, but short on flavor it isn't. This cigar truly satisfies, and Oliva fans will find this as a wonderful change of pace. Here's your morning cup o' joe cigar, my friend!

  Size Pack In Stock MSRP Price Qty Cart
Churchill (7.0"x50)5-PACK In Stock $39.00
Churchill + 10-Cigar Sampler (7.0"x50)BOX OF 20 In Stock $171.68$144.95
Double Toro (Gordo) (6.0"x60)5-PACK In Stock $40.50
Double Toro + 10-Cigar Sampler (Gordo) (6.0"x60)BOX OF 10 In Stock $90.10$75.95
Lonsdale (Double Corona) (6.5"x44)5-PACK In Stock $27.00
Lonsdale + 10-Cigar Sampler (Double Corona) (6.5"x44)BOX OF 20 In Stock $119.42$100.95
Robusto (5.0"x50)5-PACK In Stock $28.00
Robusto + 10-Cigar Sampler (5.0"x50)BOX OF 20 In Stock $124.24$104.95
Toro (6.0"x50)5-PACK In Stock $33.50
Toro + 10-Cigar Sampler (6.0"x50)BOX OF 20 In Stock $147.90$124.95
Toro Tubo (6.0"x50)5-PACK In Stock $38.50
Toro Tubo + 10-Cigar Sampler (6.0"x50)BOX OF 10 In Stock $84.66$71.95
Torpedo (6.5"x52)5-PACK In Stock $39.00
Torpedo + 10-Cigar Sampler (6.5"x52)BOX OF 20 In Stock $171.68$144.95
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Customer Reviews of “Oliva Connecticut Reserve”
I've been on the hunt for a good, mild cigar to call a "favorite". Last night was the first Oliva Connecticut Reserve (5x50) cigar I've smoked; I have to say it was good. The cigar was well constructed, had a good, even burn and nice draw. I could distinguish hints of nuts and coffee on my palate, which was swamped by creamy, slky smooth smoke on every draw. Yeap, a good mild cigar, indeed. I'm not going to call this one my "favorite" yet (too many to try!), but it is one I'd buy again.
JR of Corpus Christi, TX
In a word - wonderful! So flavorful for a mild-med cigar and delicious down to the nub. Careful though, if you light this up in the morning you won't want to interrupt it to go to work.
BV of Columbia, TN
This was far better than I expected (Oliva Connecticut Reserve). There's some of the Nicaraguan flavors you might expect from an Oliva with bread and butter notes from the Connecticut wrapper. Coffee and cream, sweetened with some dank earthy notes. Wonderful.
VS of Ithaca, NY
Very, very nice smoke. I agree with Supertramp - this is a different kind of mild with a smooth but full flavor. Burn was excellent throughout and the draw perfect. This will be one of my favorite milds.
PD of Scottsdale, AZ
First off the Connecticut wrapper is absolutely gorgeous. I'm not a huge fan of milder cigars, but this one has a little more meat on it's bones than other similar sticks. I LOVE the Oliva line, and hadn't tried this one until tonight. I scored this baby in a $5/5 pack when I bought a bundle of Flor de Oliva (how awesome is that!). As I sit here smoking this thing, I'm liking it a lot more after the 1st inch into it. It kinda smooths out and gets a little more flavorful. The draw is suberb, and the ash is white with a nice sharp burn. I get a lot of earth and a slight peppery taste. Kinda woodsy too. Thoroughly enjoyable.
JN of Coldspring, TX
This just might be the best mild cigar I've had....Excellent is the first thing that comes to mind !!!
BC of GASTONIA, NC
Good mild cigar. Enjoyed this one on the beach. I had a couple of burn problems that eventually corrected themselves, but that is probably due to windy conditions. Its a hearty robusto size with a good draw. Smooth tobacco taste with a small bit of spice towards the end. I would get this again, but I would try a different size to get a bit more flavor. If you smoke med-full cigars, you may be left wanting more.
EG of Wilmington, NC
...received in the Mild & Mellow Sampler #4,and all I can say is...OLIVA...OLIVA...OLIVA !!!
SB of Fontana, CA
I've smoked some very good Connecticut cigars in my day. Gurkha Beauty, 5 Vegas Gold, Graycliff G2, Man O' War Virtue to name a few. So, when I tell you that this is the best Connecticut cigar I've ever had I hope you understand my full meaning. Smooth draw, creamy flavor and great to the nub - I've burnt my finger tips just so I could enjoy this cigar as much and as long as possible. It is a bit pricier than most but it is worth every cent. I've had the Churchill, robusto and double T and so far the double T is the best. Even if you typically smoke cigars as black as my ex's soul you can enjoy this one.
DR of DANVILLE, CA
Just smoked my first Oliva tonight...the Connecticut Reserve robusto. Very nice cigar for the hot Missouri summertime. Mild and mellow, but some very nice creamy flavors. Construction was outstanding, and burn was perfect to the nub. The mouthfeel is a standout feature, as it imparts a very rare fullness over the palate. Great with a wheat beer like New Belgium Sunshine Wheat or Schlafly Yakima Wheat Ale. Add a Cardinals game on the radio and you have a perfect summer afternoon.
BM of PERRYVILLE, MO
Oliva Connecticut Reserve Robusto is a medium bodied smoke. Dominant flavors were of cream, semi sweet tobacco, buttered toast, cedar and nuts. Finish was semi long off buttered leather and nuts. Draw snug but good smoke output.Hints of spice. Good construction overall. I rate a easy 88 89 One of the best Connecticut's out there
VF of margate, FL
I am a beginner cigar smoker, and I love this cigar! One of the first few brands that I have tried and I completely love it. Packed with flavor, tastes much better than my acid blondies. Wish they were not so expensive though. Anyways, Pick some up!
MG of Bath, NY
I would have to say this stick is great, it was my first non flavored cigar I've had and I'm very impressed to say the least very light and extremely smooth from light to finish I will buy more. perfect for others switching from flavored cigars would recommend to anyone.
RH of Mount Morris, MI
AWESOME, one of my favorites
KP of Mason, OH
I've only been smoking for a year or so and enjoy mostly mild smokes. This is currently my favorite smoke. Mild and flavorful, burns even, and draws excellent. MMAO got me 5 for a little more than $4.50 a piece. Will be ordering more soon.
TS of Winder, GA
Excellent cigar, nice and mild for that anytime smoke!
HE of Tarpon Springs, FL
best cigar i ever smoked
TG of Quincy, MA
This cigar is definitely on my top 5 morning cigars. Compliments a cup of espresso extraordinary well. I will definitely buy a box one of these days.
CB of Goshen, NY
I just finished smoking one of the Oliva Connecticut Reserve Churchill cigars and it was a nice treat. It had an even burn 1 1/2 hours in and no relights. More smoke than I thought it would and had a smooth flavor. Nice white ash got to about an inch before it fell off. I'm a new smoker and this is already one I could smoke every day.
JM of Houston, TX
Such a nice soft creamy smoke with excellent flavour! Easily one of my favorite sticks and now I know what to give to my buddies who want to try a cigar!
AS of Las Vegas, NV
A very flavorful smoke. A slow burn and quite enjoyable.
JR of GRAPEVINE, TX

Oliva Connecticut Reserve

Posted by Jeff K

Oliva has more than a handful of great blends in their portfolio, but no Connecticut among their signature lines…until now. Enter the NEW Oliva Connecticut Reserve.

Utilizing a striking Connecticut wrapper and Cuban-seed Nicaraguan long-fillers, this Oliva is a welcomed addition to their already healthy sized line. The band is very similar to their other lines, but with a stark white background. You’d think a white band on a lighter cigar would look horrible- not the case at all. I love the packaging; it’s well designed, definitive and eye catching.

The Connecticut Reserve is on the milder side, but it still retains a solid amount of flavor. Smooth for sure, but with some strong notes of coffee and white pepper, complemented by a meaty, earthy core- it’s a very different tasting Connecticut. Although I think its one of a kind profile puts a refreshingly, unique spin on a typical milder Connecticut, the way it finished was a little unsettling. It had a lingering aftertaste, which almost tasted a little dirty. It really stuck with me and put a damper on my enjoyment of the cigar. I kind of have the feeling that it’s something that could grow on me, but I’m two sticks in and no such luck.

As far as quality goes- no qualms here. The Connecticut Reserve burned exquisitely; it honestly couldn’t have gotten any better. The draw was consistent and comfortable and the ash (although a bit lumpy) was firm and white. 

This cigar is a definite stick to try. I’d be willing to bet some serious cash that this will quickly become a lot of people’s favorite cigar. Mild is popular, different is good, and it’s very reasonably priced- so it definitely has a strong appeal. For me personally, I’d say it is just a few steps away from a great cigar. I feel it has a lot to offer in terms of creatively blended tobaccos and complex flavors but it’s missing that polished, refined edge.

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