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Gilberto Oliva Reserva

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Over the past 20 years, Oliva has emerged as one of the finest cigars makers in Nicaragua. Their humble beginnings went from producing inexpensive bundled cigars to year after year landing high ratings and well-deserved spots on many Top 25 lists. Gilberto Oliva was a man who greatly influenced the transformation of this company into outstanding tobacco growers and cigar makers. This new blend, Gilberto Oliva Reserva, honors that patriarch with their first release since 2012. This cigar has been highly anticipated by the true enthusiasts, and after my first taste, it is just as impressive as you may have hoped.

Gilberto Oliva Reserva comes wrapped in a dark Indonesian Sumatra wrapper – a real pleaser if you ask me. The wrapper itself normally produces a mellower profile, but paired up with an Ecuadorian binder and rich Nicaraguan long-fillers you can expect a zesty medium-bodied cigar with smooth notes of earth, leather, and spice. I normally avoid the hype behind new releases to give every cigar the same chance, but this is one you cannot deny, it’s every bit as good as the hype behind it.  

Gilberto Oliva Reserva has received two 90-ratings, and was named a "Best Buy" by Cigar Insider. The reviewers noted, "shows notes of oak, earthy, and spicy gingersnap cookie before a rich, chocolatey finish."

Size
Pack In Stock MSRP Price Qty Cart
543 (Corona) (5.8"x43)
Box of 20 In Stock $105.00
save $15.5015% off
$89.50
543 (Corona) (5.8"x43)
Pack of 5 In Stock $26.25
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$24.50
550 (Robusto) (5.0"x50)
Box of 20 In Stock $116.00
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$98.99
550 (Robusto) (5.0"x50)
Pack of 5 In Stock $29.00
save $2.017% off
$26.99
650 (Toro) (6.0"x50)
Box of 20 In Stock $120.00
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$101.99
650 (Toro) (6.0"x50)
Pack of 5 In Stock $30.00
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$27.99
652T (Torpedo) (6.0"x52)
Box of 20 In Stock $128.00
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$108.99
652T (Torpedo) (6.0"x52)
Pack of 5 In Stock $32.00
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$29.99
750 (Churchill) (7.0"x50)
Box of 20 In Stock $128.00
save $19.0115% off
$108.99
750 (Churchill) (7.0"x50)
Pack of 5 Only 5 Left $32.00
save $2.016% off
$29.99
Overall Rating 4.21 out of 5 Based on 145 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Gilberto Oliva Reserva”

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5 out of 5
5 Star
70
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45
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Showing 1-50 of 145 Reviews
5 out of 5
Great cigar
Very good cigars at a great price. Will definitely purchase again
5 out of 5
Very flavorful and not too
Very flavorful and not too strong
4 out of 5
Oliva Gilberto
Very good !!!!
5 out of 5
Giilberto Olivia
Good smoke throughout the entire cigar
3 out of 5
Pretty dam good!
Pretty dam good!
3 out of 5
Gilberto
I am a big fan of Oliva cigars. The Gilberto is not one of my favorites. with that said, it is a nice structured cigar, good burn.
4 out of 5
Was a nice smooth smoke
Was a nice smooth smoke with hints of spice and creamy
4 out of 5
Bueno
One of my favorite smokes! Consistently good
3 out of 5
Nice Cigar
Flavor profile wasn’t what I expected otherwise nice cigar
3 out of 5
Quality
It's a great smoke with an even burn, but it fell to pieces as soon as I clipped it.
4 out of 5
ENJOYABLE
ENJOYABLE
3 out of 5
Pretty good
Not bad, but had higher expectations
5 out of 5
Nice
One of my favs
3 out of 5
Good buy
Very good cigar - excellent construction and good draw..
5 out of 5
Mild, very good.
Mild, very good.
4 out of 5
Smooth taste a good smoke
Smooth taste a good smoke would buy them again
5 out of 5
A real treat
One of the best smokes that I’ve had over the years
5 out of 5
Good smoke
Good smoke
4 out of 5
Very good
Very good
4 out of 5
Nice mild/medium cigar
Good taste & good construction.
4 out of 5
Gilberto ****
Great cigar overall.
5 out of 5
Great cigar
Great cigar
5 out of 5
Oliva
Nice afternoon smoke plenty of flavor medium body
4 out of 5
Mbrad46
Nice cigar burns even
5 out of 5
great cigar selection
quick delivery
4 out of 5
Good Smoke
Smooth, good draw, not acidic. Great smoke!
4 out of 5
Very Smooth and nice burn!
Very Smooth and nice burn!
4 out of 5
Gilberto Oliva 543
Nice medium body smoke; just enough hints of cherry and cocoa ;definitely will buy again
5 out of 5
Mild smooth a great smoke!
Mild smooth a great smoke!
5 out of 5
Gilberto Oliva Reserva
Excellent smoke. Nice draw and flavor
1 out of 5
Dried out
Cigar was not properly stored before it arrived. Very dry and cracking
4 out of 5
Good smoke!
Good smoke!
5 out of 5
Gilberto Oliva Reservation 652T
This cigar has some great flavors hints of chocolate, underlying earth tones. Great draw even burn , a great smoke from front down to the nub! Definitely buy them again.
5 out of 5
A good smoke
Burns evenly. Medium in strength and flavorful without being harsh or bitter. A medium draw. A good smoke when you don't have an hour to devote to it. Very nice and very convenient. Would buy again.
4 out of 5
Good like the burn. Taste
Good like the burn. Taste not overbearing
5 out of 5
very good cigar
It's an Oliva. not a whole lot more need be said. Very smooth. Mild to medium strength. Excellent construction. Draws well. A nice long burn. Would definitely buy again.
5 out of 5
A great cigar experience
I happened upon these and was pleased enough to order a 5 pack of Toros. Arrived very quickly and ready to be enjoyed. Already time to order more! Worth the experience!
4 out of 5
Great choice!
I wanted to give a 5. I don't give 5 because nothing is perfect. This cigar and deal are great!
4 out of 5
Nice mid day smoke
Robust yet smooth, great draw the perfect mid day smoke.
4 out of 5
A nice everyday cigar
A nice everyday cigar
3 out of 5
83
Nice yard ‘gar
2 out of 5
Fair
Draws well. Most of the box burns even enough. Nice white ash. Plain Jane flavor doesn't change much from start to finish. Does not get bitter though.
5 out of 5
Flavor nugget
Great all around enjoyable cigar Impeccable construction, good smoke, great draw, smooth and flavorful
5 out of 5
Excellent cigars for a great
Excellent cigars for a great price
4 out of 5
Nice stick
Nice stick
4 out of 5
Good flavor
Good flavor
3 out of 5
not my strenght
not my strenght
5 out of 5
Perfect
Perfect
4 out of 5
A fine cigar at a bargain price
I've been smoking Upmann Reserves, Romeo Reserva Reals, Monte Cristo classics. Seeing the name, Gilberto Oliva, and noting the price, I thought I'd give these a try. Wow! To me, they are smoother, more flavorful and more satisfying than those other smokes at little over half the price. From now on they will be my go-to cigar. A real find!
3 out of 5
They are too dry.
They are too dry.
4 out of 5
Love it very tasty
Love it very tasty
4 out of 5
Tasty smoothies
Tasty smoothies
5 out of 5
For the price very good.
For the price very good. Nice smoke
5 out of 5
Good Smoke
Starts with a bite , then quickly smooths to an enjoyable stick. I’m pretty sure I will be buying these again
4 out of 5
Good stick.
Very earthy with a bit of leather and Spice on the finish. Great cigar, burns good and has good construction to it. Very pleased with this brand
5 out of 5
Perfect combination
What a very special cigar! Rich cold draw with enticing aroma . First noted taste of leather, not your old boot leather, but the smoothest suede you’ve ever felt! A little lite tingle of pepper, smooth baby smooth. Then a little sweet thang’ shows up all finished off with a delicate saltiness I just love.
4 out of 5
4 could be a 5
Just what I'm looking for in a cigar. Rich and smooth without costing a weeks pay
5 out of 5
Great Smoke
I've been smoking one in the morning but enjoy them more after a round of golf highly recommend wate for sale....
3 out of 5
Nothing Special
Bought a box of Gilberto Oliva Reserve. I always enjoyed Oliva cigars and never found one I didn't like. Now I have. This not a bad cigar or a good cigar. It's just ordinary. That's after smoking 6 or 7. Wouldn't buy them again.
5 out of 5
Great smoke
Great flavor, burns a little fast but a great everyday smoke very smooth. At a great price
5 out of 5
gilberto oliva 543
good smoke
4 out of 5
Great smoke very smooth
Great smoke very smooth
5 out of 5
Oliva never dissapoints.
These are fantastic. I think it's one of my favorite smokes. Great darker wrapper. I got the churchhill and it seems to last forever. Lighter was a nice bonus as well!
4 out of 5
good smoke right down to
good smoke right down to the nub,even burning cigar enjoyed every one so far
4 out of 5
Good smoke
I was definitely happy I purchased these cigars. Just had one last night. I would buy these again
3 out of 5
Not bad for a lawnmower
Not bad for a lawnmower cigar.
5 out of 5
Great smooth smoke
Great smooth smoke
2 out of 5
very hard to drag
very hard to drag
5 out of 5
Good cigar
Nice smoke even burn
5 out of 5
Gilberto Olivia Reserva 650
I ordered the Olivias on sale. They arrived in Myrtle Beach in three days in excellent condition. I always smoke one immediately and throw the rest in the humidor. The cigar burned nice with a nice draw and no harsh taste. Once again I am very pleased with my purchase and CI's service.
4 out of 5
Good medium stick
Anything by Oliva will always be exceptional. This is a nice medium smoke with great construction, draw, and taste.
4 out of 5
A fine every day smoke
These cigars have a good flavor and the right price to be an every day smoke.
1 out of 5
Big name terrible smoke
One of the worst smokes I’ve had from this company thinking about trying to return them and get something else very disappointing
3 out of 5
So-so cigar
Wrapper kept cracking. Hard to draw. Taste seemed to me somewhat absent. I would not order these again.
4 out of 5
Smooth cigar.
Smooth cigar.
2 out of 5
Olivia knock off
The cigars are not like the typical Olivia cigars. Better to purchase the real thing.
4 out of 5
Good smoke
Good smoke
5 out of 5
A great smoke!
This stick is a crowd-pleaser (all my friends love these as well). Perfect, slow-burning, smooth draw that strikes a spot-on medium balance. Big flavor that keeps going well into the band. Of course, it's an Oliva, and I am not disappointed. I will buy these again without hesitation.
3 out of 5
Smooth but a little hard
Smooth but a little hard drawing on the cigar. Flavor was good.
5 out of 5
The Gilberto...
The Gilberto Reserva 550 was a marvelous surprise...Very good...I am a good shopper...I am getting better at knowing quality...
5 out of 5
Great
Great flavor
2 out of 5
I didn't think much of
I didn't think much of the taste of this cigar. I like the Oliva series O better.
5 out of 5
Oliva, another smooth smoke
This is another good smoke from Oliva. Smooth and well constructed. Burn was even and didn't find any aftertaste.
5 out of 5
Fine cigars
Medium full bodied. Full flavor, excellent drawer, razor burn, hints of spice and black pepper.
4 out of 5
Smooth mild smoke with a
Smooth mild smoke with a good even burn.
4 out of 5
Easy smoke
I’ve now gone through 4 and two were super dry and fell apart, but the other two were good. I really do like Olivia, especially Series V and the Master Blend. I’ve experienced this before from CI where I got some cigars on special and the whole box was super dry and fell apart. Hopefully these are the only two that were like that.
5 out of 5
Gilberto Oliva Reserva 652T
Great cigars, smooth smoke, even burning, one of CI's better offers.
5 out of 5
amazing stick
Received these just before a golf outing, everyone raved about them. Will be ordering again.
5 out of 5
Very Good Cigar
I have just smoked one yesterday afternoon and was very pleased with the taste. So much so I am going to give one to my best friend and have him start looking for them.
5 out of 5
Great
Great
4 out of 5
Winner
This cigar was great. Got a box and they are consistent, in great shape, and have nice mello cedar notes that I've come to expect with many of the Oliva cigars.
5 out of 5
Wow
I'm very pleased with the smoothness of this cigar, a truly pleasant smoke with nice taste and an even burn. Great start to any day all day.
5 out of 5
Gilberto Olivia Reservation 750
One of the Best cigars I ever had.
3 out of 5
Nothing special
Seemed very light with not muchvtadye
4 out of 5
Nice smoke
Like how they are wrapped
5 out of 5
Really Suprised
I did not expect these cigars to be so delicious for the price that I paid. I should know better than to doubt Oliva by now. Highly Highly recommended!
4 out of 5
Lacks complexity, average taste, the
Lacks complexity, average taste, the burn was inconsistent in about 33% of the cigars I smoked.
5 out of 5
Great cigar for the price
Great cigar for the price
5 out of 5
First Gilberto Oliva Reserva 543
Smooth, rich, easy draw and my wife likes then too!
5 out of 5
Oliva does it again
Rich, smooth flavor. Excellent smoke. Should have bought 2 boxes.
5 out of 5
Very smooth with an even
Very smooth with an even burn!
5 out of 5
Very good smoke
Very good smoke
5 out of 5
Great smoke
This cigar smokes great. The flavors are smooth even down to the end where they become more pronounced, but still smooth. Both the draw and the burn are even throughout.
4 out of 5
It's a good cigar
It's a good cigar very nice smoke
3 out of 5
It is okay
It is just okay smoke. It gives a cheap cigar taste. Well for the money I paid I guess I shouldn’t expect more...
5 out of 5
Nice, smooth with a little
Nice, smooth with a little peppery taste
5 out of 5
Gilberto Oliva
Great cigar. Great price
4 out of 5
roberto oliva
one of the best smokes I had in a long time. I received one of them at the big smoke last year and could't wait for them to come out
5 out of 5
Enjoyable
Very smooth and a good smoke
3 out of 5
They are only ok
They are only ok
5 out of 5
Gilberto Oliva Reservation 543
Good smoke for the price.
4 out of 5
Good cigars
Would buy again
4 out of 5
Nice cigar
very good anytime cigar. oonly problem was the wrapper started to come apart on 4 of the cigars at about 1/2 way down. nice flavor. very good with a cup of good coffe.
3 out of 5
Jury's out
Not bad, very Oliva like in the first 2/3. The last 1/3 just fell apart. I'll leave it in the humidor another month.
5 out of 5
8.5 of 10
It has easy draw, good ash, made well. Burns a little hot but otherwise a good smoke.
3 out of 5
not great
Not the quality expected of the Oliva brand. Inconsistent taste!
5 out of 5
great cigar
this is a great cigar a most buy.
5 out of 5
Oliva Reserva 652T
Like all Oliva cigars, this one is outstanding. Smooth and flavorful
4 out of 5
Gilberto Olivia Nicaragua Reserve
Nice daily mild smoke, burn good, construction good, taste nice,wife said it smells good, so win win
5 out of 5
Great smokes
Another terrific Oliva cigar.
4 out of 5
gilbrto Oliva cigar
Pretty good cigar.medium yo strong,but not as good as an Oliva O
5 out of 5
Very good.
Very good.
2 out of 5
Could be a lot better
First one I tried after I cut it, the wrapper started to come undone. Next three were a hard draw and too mild. Also, they get hotter quicker than most. Should have tried a couple first before buying a box. Nowhere near my Oliva V Melanio's
4 out of 5
A fine mellow smoke
In searching out a cigar I am happy to have had this smoke come my way. It is smooth and not too strong and happens to fit into that search quite nicely.
3 out of 5
Ok smoke. Uneven burn
Ok smoke. Uneven burn
5 out of 5
Gilberto Oliva reserva 650
Oliva hit a homerun with this cigar,I love it.
5 out of 5
Good cigar for the price
Good cigar for the price
5 out of 5
Every Day Cigar
I think this cigar is the best value for an everyday cigar. I love them.
5 out of 5
Gilberto Oli Reserva 543
Very Nice Smoke
5 out of 5
another winner
oliva makes some great cigars and this one is a welcome addition to the family. nice burn, great mild to medium flavor, nice composition. would highly recommend.
5 out of 5
Another amazing stick from Oliva
I ran across this new stick and scored a box on a promotional deal. These sticks get better and better the longer they’ve been in my humidor, taking on a near full strength and bursting with flavor. I can’t recommend these enough!
2 out of 5
Not as good as most
Not as good as most Olivia products I smoke. Bought a box on special hopefully they will improve with age!
5 out of 5
Nice
Lovely mild smoke. The box of Churchills I had was rolled a little loose, but they all drew well and stayed lit. Plenty of flavor.
5 out of 5
Great cigar
Good smoke
4 out of 5
Another superb blend from Oliva
As Oliva is such a reliable maker of class act cigars, had to try a box of the 652 Torpedo. I’ve smoked four so far: The opening is solid but not spectacular but then around midway through there is an abundance of flavor; deceptively smooth for a Sumatra. There is a rustic quality to akin to a good Cuban. A bit of uneven burn, easily corrected with a torch. (hey, some of the best Cubans I’ve had had their own burn issues too). I’ll likely be ordering more in the future.
3 out of 5
Middle of the Road
A pleasant cigar, but not a lot of flavor.
5 out of 5
Olivia cigar
Great smoke and taste
3 out of 5
Solid but Unspectacular
Solid but unspectacular. I'm a huge Olivia fan and I've smoked the line top to bottom. This is solidly in the middle. Well constructed. Smokes well all the way through. It just doesn't have any bold or interesting flavors.
5 out of 5
Excellent
I just want to thank you for such a fantastic deal... one I just couldn't pass up. I can honestly say that I've never been disappointed in any Oliva I've smoked. That still holds true after smoking my first Gilberto Reserva 650. Beautiful Cigar!!! I haven't given them time to cure in my humidor, smoked 2 right out of the box the day they arrived... great draw, wonderful blend, perfect Cigar for me. I will certainly be purchasing more in the future.
5 out of 5
Great
Great deal
4 out of 5
Solid
Construction was excellent. Body just under medium and reached medium at the end. Basic cigar flavors to start, ending with a creamy, cinnamon spice through the last half. Little to no black pepper.
3 out of 5
Very hard draw. Disappointed!
I'm a big fan of Oliva cigars but I've go to say that I'm disappointed with the Gilberto Oliva Reserva (torpedo - box of 20). Really hard draw and consistently the same with each one that I lit up. As part of the promotion I received 5 Oliva Series O Robustos for free. I fired up a Robusto immediately after finishing a Gilberto Oliva Reserva and it was a night and day difference. Easy draw and a delight to smoke. I'm still a fan of Oliva but I'm not happy with the Gilberto Oliva Reserva line. Maybe I just got a bad box.
5 out of 5
One of Oliva's Best
I bought a box on special which included a free 5 pack of "O". I figured since it was an oliva it couldn't be bad I was pleasantly surprised at the awesome flavor. Next to the Melanio, this had got to be Oliva's best. Good price point. Love the small ring gage.
5 out of 5
My #1 Cigar!!!!!
This stick is a game changer for me. I truly have not been able to pinpoint one cigae that was "THE cigar", but this one has delivered itself up to #1 for me. I have my own YouTube channel "for Pete's Sake Have A Cigar" and have reviewed countless cigars but this one has definitely shined through as #1 for me. It has such a complex and delicious flavor profile that is great from the first light. This stick to me has every delicious flavor that I want in a cigar. I could rave on and on but I will let the backordered status on every 5 pack size speak for itself. Hope you can get your hands on one or are enjoying this great stick as we speak! Cheers Cigars International and Oliva for carrying and making such a wonderful cigar!
5 out of 5
A total breath of fresh air.
Oliva's first new release in a while, and it's a return to their roots as makers of high quality, but affordably priced (Not that the Serie V/Melanio are overpriced, but they're not budget smokes either) gems. This is a smooth, medium-bodied smoke, with pepper, earth, and just a touch of sweetness which will probably increase with a bit of age. The Sumatra wrapper looks great, and construction is perfect. In terms of strength, think Serie G. I love the traditional corona size. This cigar is going to be a big hit. Oliva only makes good cigars.