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Olivas newest premium
The Oliva Cigar Company has emerged as one of the finest cigar makers in Nicaragua over the past 20 years. They have done this by producing premium blends with superb construction that year after year claim 90+ ratings. Every true enthusiast is well acquainted with the brand, but in recent years they have been looking forward to something new to try. Finally, that wait is over and for their first release since 2012, they are launching two new blends to honor Gilberto Oliva – the man responsible for transforming the company into outstanding tobacco growers and cigar makers.
Coated by a golden brown Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper, Gilberto Oliva Reserva Blanc is expertly constructed as you may expect. An Ecuador binder and Nicaraguan fillers team up underneath in this mellow to medium-bodied gem. Loaded with creamy flavors, you’ll also notice hints of cedar accompanied by a long, enjoyable finish. We were fortunate enough to sample some of these at the office, mine was paired with a cup of coffee. I savored it down to the nub and you can bet your britches I secured a box as soon as they hit the docks.
Good News! Gilberto Oliva Reserva Blanc has received an impressive 92-point rating, noting: "A beautifully constructed corona with a superb draw and even combustion. Base notes of cedar and earth are a rich foundation for the cigar's sweeter elements of baking spices and cocoa powder."