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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
PackIn StockMSRPPriceQtyCart
543 (Corona) (5.7"x43)
Box of 20In Stock$108.00
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$91.99
543 (Corona) (5.7"x43)
Pack of 5In Stock$27.00
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$25.00
550 (Robusto) (5.0"x50)
Box of 20In Stock$120.00
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$101.99
550 (Robusto) (5.0"x50)
Pack of 5Backordered$30.00
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$28.00
650 (Toro) (6.0"x50)
Box of 20In Stock$126.00
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$106.99
650 (Toro) (6.0"x50)
Pack of 5In Stock$31.50
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$29.50
652T (Torpedo) (6.0"x52)
Box of 20In Stock$132.00
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$111.99
652T (Torpedo) (6.0"x52)
Pack of 5In Stock$33.00
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$30.50
750 (Churchill) (7.0"x50)
Box of 20In Stock$132.00
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$111.99
750 (Churchill) (7.0"x50)
Pack of 5In Stock$33.00
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$30.50
Overall Rating4.21 out of 5 Based on 164 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Gilberto Oliva Reserva”

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5 out of 5
5 Star
74
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56
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4 out of 5
Oliva Reserva
A good smoke. Worth the investment.
4 out of 5
They all have great taste,
They all have great taste, but the role itself is bad on some of them. Seems like some are seconds, or should have been.
4 out of 5
Good cigar overall
No real complaints. Construction is good. Good draw. Good flavor throughout. If you can get this cigar at less than $4.5 a still its a really good deal.
5 out of 5
Great smoke
This is my daily go to.
5 out of 5
Newest Olivo Purchase
3 out of 4 of these in my box were terrible, tunneled or bad burn. I wrote two other reviews giving one star but CI never posted them so I am trying posting it as 5 star.
5 out of 5
Anything Oliva!
Good cigar at a great price!
5 out of 5
love them
love them
5 out of 5
It was excellent, had tremendous
It was excellent, had tremendous flavor.
4 out of 5
Good smoke
This is a good daily smoke I got it on time
4 out of 5
Great smoke and flavor, only
Great smoke and flavor, only downside is that several were rolled to tight and needed a draw poker.
5 out of 5
Favorite morning cigar
My daily smoke with my coffee.
4 out of 5
I like
Great smoke from start to finish.
4 out of 5
Great Smoke 👍
Great Smoke 👍
4 out of 5
Gilbert Olivia Reserva
Nice smoke, good draw, spicy end
4 out of 5
Smooth draw and great taste.
Smooth draw and great taste.
4 out of 5
Very balanced, smooth smoke. Not
Very balanced, smooth smoke. Not perfect but very good value.
4 out of 5
Not bad
Good smoke for the price, medium flavor , not a bad one in the bunch
5 out of 5
Typical Oliva
Great draw with even burn and firm ash. Fairly mild down to the job.
3 out of 5
Get thicker sticks
The corona cut is a little too peppery compared to the thicker ring gauge cigars of the same make. Notes of leather, cedar, and an occasional nuttyness with a strong pepper note to me.
4 out of 5
Good every day cigar
Cigar has a good flavor, burns well with a nice white ash. The only problem I've had is that sometimes you get one that is not as firmly packed as most. But that is about 1 or 2 in a box. They are basically an excellent smoke and well worth the money.
3 out of 5
Good smoke if you like harsh
Smokes well, love the ring gauge. Tasty as any Oliva product would be...but a harsh smoke even after I left it mellow in my humi for a long time.
3 out of 5
Thicker may be Slicker
So far I'm undecided. They may just need to sit in the humidor for a little but they had more bite than the Robusto of the same variety I've had in the past.
5 out of 5
Just a great smoke!
I am a medium to full cigar smoker and really enjoy these cigars. Just tasty and very well balanced. Light it once and that is all you need. After that just enjoy it with a nice scotch and some friends. I will definitely order more....no doubt about that.
4 out of 5
Great smoke!
Great smoke!
5 out of 5
Smooth smoke..very good
Smooth smoke..very good
4 out of 5
Smoothie and good draw. No
Smoothie and good draw. No hot spots
5 out of 5
Taste good
Taste good
5 out of 5
Very fine Cigar
This is a very fine cigar easy draw not much of a runner if any enjoyed the cigar alot
4 out of 5
Not Consistant
Not Consistant
4 out of 5
Good cigar great price
Good cigar great price
3 out of 5
Hard draw towards the end
Hard draw towards the end
3 out of 5
only smoked two so far
only smoked two so far but hard to keep lit
4 out of 5
Gilberto Oliva Reserva 550
Great tasting Oliva all the way to the end. Smooth finish with great flavor
5 out of 5
Very good cigar
Really am enjoying this cigar
4 out of 5
Great cigar brand
Putting your name on a cigar is risky business. However, Gilberto can be proud of these cigars and those who smoke the will be rewarded!
5 out of 5
Great cigars
Great cigars
5 out of 5
Great smoke
Great smoke
3 out of 5
Just ok
Just ok
3 out of 5
Their good, perfect size.
Their good, perfect size.
5 out of 5
Don't let the price fool
Don't let the price fool you, this is a pretty good cigar...smooth and pleasant smoke. Would definitely reorder.
3 out of 5
Pretty Good.
Pretty Good.
5 out of 5
great cigars at an affordable
great cigars at an affordable price
5 out of 5
Great cigar
Good taste. Excellent value
5 out of 5
Great selection relax and have a bourbon on the rocks with
Good price on a great selection
3 out of 5
Gilberto oliva
Expected more flavor especially from middle to completion.
5 out of 5
Very nice smoke!
Very nice smoke!
3 out of 5
Gilbert
A tad inconsistent with the quality and burn, but when you get a good one, it becomes a great one. Very rich smoke with an even burn. I bought a sampler first and was impressed enough that I bought a box to give as a gift.
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.
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.