Oliva Master Blends III Cigars
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Oliva Master Blends III

Now entering phase 3 of Oliva's Master Blends cigars.

Every year, the Oliva family cultivates a limited amount of fine tobaccos to create a rare, one-time-run of super premium cigars. The blend of this cigar is based solely on the leaves harvested, which often results in an entirely new cigar from year to year. Normally, these cigars have been privately reserved for ‘family use’ only. The scarcity of leaves acquired for this line, the Oliva Master Blends, has prevented the cigar from being released to the public. But, thanks to improved growing methods and quality control, yield now allows us to enjoy the fruit of the Oliva family's labor, with a limited number of cigars produced each year.

Good news, the Oliva Family has announced the third release of the Master Blends Series - a limited edition cigar featuring the finest tobaccos cultivated within recent harvests. Available in 4 choice sizes, the Master Blends III cigar (MB3) is very limited in quantities and designed to cater the distinguished palate. MB3 is constructed with a luscious sungrown broadleaf wrapper leaf and a Nicaraguan blend of Habano-seed, ligero tobaccos. The result is a beautiful, dark brown cigar that's bursting with complex, balanced flavor that satisfies the palate with a rich, bold, full-bodied finish.

Inventory is extremely limited.

MB3 received an outstanding, '92' rating. Here's what the experts had to say: "A pressed cigar with an oily, chocolate brown wrapper. A good draw imparts a good balance of earthy, creamy flavors. The spicy finish hints of brown sugar."

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Churchill (7.0"x50)
Box of 20In Stock$266.92
save $40.0415% off
Churchill (7.0"x50)
Pack of 5In Stock$66.75
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Robusto (5.0"x50)
Box of 20In Stock$221.72
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Robusto (5.0"x50)
Pack of 5In Stock$55.45
save $2.45
Torpedo (6.0"x52)
Box of 20In Stock$289.52
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Torpedo (6.0"x52)
Pack of 5In Stock$72.40
save $3.40
Overall Rating4.58 out of 5 Based on 48 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Oliva Master Blends III”

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4 out of 5
Great taste, strong and flavourful
Great taste, strong and flavourful
5 out of 5
Very nice stick Very smooth light on taste Can smoke all day long with an ice cold beer!
5 out of 5
Classy stick!
Very lovely cigar! Produces copious amounts of rich thick smoke. Thanks joe cigar for allowing me to have them at greatly reduced price 👍
5 out of 5
Fantastic smoke! I out the right up there with V serie. Construction is flawless. Burn is perfect. Taste is earthy, spicy, with some cocoa, and leather. A dream for sure.
5 out of 5
A+ cigar
A+ very nice smoke. Highly recommend
5 out of 5
I like 'em strong
Wonderful robust cigar.
5 out of 5
Great stick
I really like this cigar. It has a very complex set of flavors topped off with a slight tang. This was the first time I smoked it and it changed 3 times down to the band. This was a nice surprise.
5 out of 5
Very smooth thick smoke,easy pepper on the retrohale,perfect draw and burn,nice touch of sweetness,picks up strength towards final third...overall great smoke.
5 out of 5
Oliva master blend
Top notch cigar. These are a real treat.
5 out of 5
A great box
Smooth taste just wish there were more deals
5 out of 5
Great cigar
Nice full-bodied smoke that draws like a dream and delivers a ton of flavors. Creamy and rich cigar that is well balanced.
5 out of 5
Pure pleasure
Oliva....the all aspects
5 out of 5
great flavor, well constructed, burns
great flavor, well constructed, burns well.
5 out of 5
Great flavor
Olivia nailed it with this blend. Complex, smooth flavor. Slow burning. All around great stick.
4 out of 5
Fabulous cigar once they’ve got some time in the humidor
So Torano cigars can sometimes be well-made cigars at lower prices but the Master Blends III is not that cigar. This cigar is a top notch cigar with the flavor and construction to rival some of the best cigars on the market. I will tell you though, the last few I purchased needed to be put down for a few months to age. The first couple of smoked were a bit too harsh as hadn’t been aged very well. But once you leave them in your humidor for a few months they are great cigars. I would give this cigar 5 stars if they had been aged properly at the factory. My suggestion is to buy them and put them down for 2-3 months and they’ll rival some of your best cigars at that point.
1 out of 5
Not impressed
Very disappointing for a premium cigar. Draw was nice but was so harsh it burned my tongue. I couldn’t even finish smoking the cigar which is a first for me. The best thing is it came as part of a sampler pack so I don’t have to try any more of them!
3 out of 5
not very good compared to the other master blend
good not great not worth the price rather buy serie v instead better and cheaper.
5 out of 5
good, little expensive
good, little expensive
5 out of 5
What a smoke!
Made a BIG mistake in only ordering 10 of these! Have only smoked one, but it was sooooo good I did not want to quit. Smoked it all the way to there was only an inch left and it was still cool and packed full of great flavor!
2 out of 5
Inconsistent Flavor
I've ordered multiple ten packs of these cigars over the past several months. The first were seemingly light and dry, but smoked well and tasted very good. The last two ten packs have been extremely disappointing, being stale and tasteless, both immediately after arrival and also after weeks in my humidor. Construction and burn have been fine on all of them. I would prefer a higher level of quality control for my money. I can't imagine that CI doesn't employ tasters to sample their products before they ship. I care far less about cosmetics than I do about the quality of burn and taste. Sometimes, a special deal is really not special. I have been smoking cigars for about 15 years, and I buy from all over (online and locally). If you want to retain a customer's business, CI, you need to "up" your game.
5 out of 5
Can’t go wrong.
Love it. Especially for the price.
5 out of 5
Master Blend III
Excellent cigar
5 out of 5
The best, after a Padron
Wonderful and enjoyable, every time.
4 out of 5
Surprising smooth
A tasty cigar with exceptional burn and a surprising smooth flavor given its full flavor rating. I enjoyed this with a dark beer for over and hour and enjoyed every minute.
4 out of 5
Oliva Master Blends III Robusto - Pack of 5
I could have rated these sticks 5-Stars but I can't afford to smoke them very often...
5 out of 5
Oliva Master Blends III Robusto
It is a good cigar with lots of flavor an did up there with Melanio, which is really good. Smooth from start to finish.
5 out of 5
Olivia's master blend
Rich, a flavor that fulfills every expectation
4 out of 5
Good smoke, smooth start, but it did finish rather bitter. Overall not bad and it makes a good addition to your humidor.
3 out of 5
Great cigar
Will never disappoint will hang around with the big guys
5 out of 5
Very nice.
Very well made all around cigar with a nice finish. At the moment it has started to develop bloom around the head of the cigars. I find this cigars to be a secret in the cigar world with great taste and aroma. The burn was even and slow putting it at about 1H:25mm smoke. I'll be ordering another box in the months to come so I can age whats left. My box was aged for an additional 1 years in a temperature humidity controlled humidor wine cooler.
5 out of 5
A definite pleasure
One of the best I have ever smoked. Pleasant flavor, no bitterness or harshness. A true cigar flavor that starts as smooth as it finishes and burns. If this is reflective on ligero tobacco then I have to pay more attention to other cigar tobaccos. A real gem.
5 out of 5
Oliva does it again.
This was a phenomenal smoke from first light to nun. Very rich and smooth with multiple flavor transitions. Oliva has definitely become my go to brand for everything from everyday smokes to special occasions. This is a deep bold flavored blend of near perfection.
5 out of 5
Box pressed
Leave all the misery on earth and send the soul on a flight with caramel clouds
4 out of 5
really good cigar
My daughter got me a box for my birthday torpedo great smoke good draw burn was good plenty of strength and loads of flavor a great cigar its a oliva
5 out of 5
Oliva MB3
Absolute wonderful blend of Oliva flavors one expects from this masterful cigar master !!!!!
5 out of 5
Spouse Tricia
I got these for my Husband Bernie, he loved them, he states these are his favorite cigars. I loved the speedy delivery and so did he.
5 out of 5
Master Blends is truly a master blended cigar. Wonderful flavors and a smooth draw. Great everyday smoke or enjoying on those special occasions.
5 out of 5
Great stick
Great stick Thank you to the Oliva family for releasing what once was just for the family
5 out of 5
Super Smoke
An incredible Cigar. I love the Torpedo, Toro and Robusto. Deserve the rating
5 out of 5
Beg, borrow and try one. You won't be disappointed.
I loved every Oliva I've tried, but MB3 is at the top. Worth every penny. Deep and smooth. Cigar nirvana!
5 out of 5
Master Blend III
This came from HEAVEN. Need more starts.
5 out of 5
This cigar is a plesure to smoke. From the very first draw pleasure good endorphins.
5 out of 5
Excellent smoke!
One of my favorites
4 out of 5
The MB3 works for me.
Nice build.. great draw and burn. This is a great tasting cigar. Has some similar flavors to the AB Tempus only smoother. I'm glad I got 10 of them.
5 out of 5
Great smoke. Nice draw
Great smoke. Nice draw
5 out of 5
Great Cigar Great place to shop
Master blend 3 is a very good cigar. CI is a great place to shop, huge selection and fast order fill and ship
3 out of 5
Decent stick at most. Not one of Oliva's most flavorful blend but it still delivers a good amount of flavor. Not full bodied either. Can smoke this at 6 am if I wanted too. Still, good stick but just not with the price point.
5 out of 5
Great service, great prices
Cigars always ready to smoke. Delivered in a safe package never any damage to my orders.
Customer Testimonials
Got one in a sampler and fired it up tonight. Started out with a pepper blast, and then the flavor all but died. The ash was loose, as if it was full of short fillers. 2 re-lights, and five touchups. Maybe I got a dud, but it was just ok at best. Sure not worth $9.00. Did burn for an hour and a half though.
JC of Bakersfield, CA
Review: When they say "full strength" they don't understand what "full" means...I felt like Martin Sheen in his hotel room in Apocalypse Now! I was feeling myself get weaker and Charlie getting stronger. Surprised I didn't end up naked on the porch punching my bay window! HOLY STRONG! AWESOME! Great construction (another box pressed beauty) with an easy, even draw and a ton of smoke. Only took about 25 minutes to smoke (maybe cause I was pulling on it like I was siphoning gas). Couldn't fill the tank fast enough! A real treat. Complex, full mouth flavor that leaves your lips tingling with a solid finish. Conclusion: Do not drive heavy machinery after smoking this rocket. Plan on lying down on the bed and throwing a foot on the floor for an anchor. Keeper?: Affirmative! PS: Think of this as a really, really good scotch. Explosion of flavor with a warm surge follow. Good stuff but not an everyday smoke unless you live in a coal mine. Smoke up Johnnie!
JH of Ballston Lake, NY
....This, my friends, is by and large one of the most wonderful cigars I have EVER wrapped my lips around. IMO, this easily goes head to head with Padron and for a fraction of the cost...please do me a favor, don't buy any....leaves more for me!
MM of Rochester, NY
OMG...MY NEW FAVORITE...NO DOUBT ABOUT IT! If you want flavor to the max this one is for true...the cigar 4 u...smokem if u gottem! If not call your #1 cigar "hotline" CI & gettem quick!
CH of Philadelphia, PA
I must say with honesty that I am not much of an Oliva fan, their cigars that I have had in the past were good, but never really "knocked my socks off". The Master Blend 3, however, is an entirely different animal. As I am sitting here smoking it while I write I am thoroughly impressed. I was given the Robusto 5x50 size when I mentioned that I wasn't a fan at a local b&m. As I was paying for my cigars the guy at the shop grabbed one and said I had to try it. It has definitely changed my impression of Oliva and is gong to make me consider trying more of their lines. This cigar is smooth, feels great, burns well, and the wrapper has a feel that is almost fabric like when touched. Aside from the excellent construction, it tastes even better than it looks or feels. I am now on the last third of this cigar and I am sad to see it end.
SW of New Albany, IN
Nothing special about this cigar. No "wow" factor. Just smooth tobacco taste. (5/10)
MK of Farmington, IL
If your looking for a good cigar, this is it!
EA of Laredo, TX
The MB3 was one of the cigars that was on my "must try" list this year. I was able to score 10 of these on a 1 day deal in robusto. Beautiful cigar, very typical of Oliva. In fact if your an Oliva fan, then you will enjoy this smoke. Fist half had a lot of spice and pepper, then smoothed out after that. Reminds me a lot of the Serie O Maduro with a sweeter aroma. Construction and draw were perfect!
Review 2 of the Robusto. After sitting in my humidor for a few months at 65-70% and constant temp of 73 degrees I smoked my second sample. From light to nub all I got was straight med-full tobacco taste. No creaminess, no flavors. Very uninspiring smoke.
Oh boy...this one is a treat and has made my top 5 list! The taste is a mixture of subtle complexities that draw you in and don't disappoint. I was able to snatch up 30 of these bad boys in make a deal, and what a deal I got! MB3 is a work of blending genius! Oliva...Great Job! I look forward to savoring more of these real soon!
Very potent. Not an every day or any time stick. When these go on sale I get a few.
....uneven burn , hot, flavor so overdone....
This cigar packs a nice nicotine punch. Wow! First time I've gotten this light headed in a while. From 2006 and tasty as ever. Some burn problems but it is windy outside. A very refined taste. Well done again oliva!
JO of Coronado, CA
Snagged a couple bundles of robustos on one of Joe's Daily deals a couple weeks ago..... let them rest in the humidor for a week before trying one this morning, and WOW!! I've smoked G's, O's, and V's, but never the Master Blends.... these are to Oliva what Tatuaje Cojonus are to Garcia. Fantastic draw, burn, and flavor.... darn near an hour and a half of blissfulness, right to the finger-tip burning end. Don't know that I'd pay the full asking price, but if I ever see these on the Daily Deal again, there'll be a few more boxes worth headed my way.
FW of Miamisburg, OH
There has only been two other cigars that have knocked my socks off. This Master Blend is exceptional and has become a mainstay in my humidors....I plan to add more of the Oliva's as it just blows me away. And the wife likes the scent of it too!
RC of Forked River, NJ
If you want to have a great cigar, smoke an Oliva Master Blends III. By far, one of my new favorite cigars. Peppery start, which I love, and then just a phenomenal pull and flavor throughout the entire stoge. After trying with my friends, I already had to order my second round. We all enjoyed!
FR of Staten Island, NY
This has become my new favorite cigar! I simply can't say enough good things about this stick. I have purchased 3 boxes of the Robusto size and hope that will tide me over for awhile....
DM of Herndon, VA
This is my favorite cigar. Top choice. And the only Oliva that I actually smoke (go figure?). Rich, earthy and leathery texture. It is not for the faint of heart. I beg you to try this full bodied beast one after reading this.
This is really one of my new favorite cigars. Right up there with my box of Padron 64's. This is a 94-95 smoke, perfect draw, burn, nice subtle flavor changes throughout. This is a true Nicaraguan Puro at it's best that you will smoke to the nub. Best Oliva yet.
CL of Kent City, MI
The master blend is alot like the San Latano Oval, overwhelming. Smooth, but dark and decadent, this is a sit down cigar. Perfectly balanced and slow burning, it has that extra something that makes you savor in intervals. I had to buy a box before I finished the first of my five pack. A step above the Oliva V.
PW of Charlestown, RI
This is right near the top of my favorite smokes list. And for good reason. This smooth smoking, well made stick has great taste, great draw and flawless construction. I prefer it to the Oliva V, another of my favorite smokes. I'll not likely find my box without some of these present.
WC of Seeley Lake, MT
I received this cigar in a sampler 5 pack, and found it to be a good cigar. It is bold in flavor, and doesn't lack in weakness for those who like a stronger smoke. The wrapper is a dark brown in color that contrast the white ash in a very pleasing manner. It burns very even, and a taste that would please most individuals. The only negative thing I would have to say has to do with the draw was not as well as I like, and I smoked the cigar within two days of receiving it. All in all, I enjoyed the cigar, and felt it is one worth writing about.
DM of Taylor, MI
Delicious,rich,full,complex,MB3-torpedo-IMO-high 90's,thanks CI!bravo Oliva!
RK of College Park, MD
Wow, what a treat! I received this cigar in a promotional 5 pack, I am absolutely amazed. Nice box pressed shape, dark oily wrapper, smooth even draw, and the taste is great! I actually think the taste got better the closer I got to the nub. This is the type of some you lick your lips after taking a puff and the oils give off a brilliant flavor. Needless to say, as long as i can get my hands on them, I will have a supply in the humidor. i give them a 94-95
JD of Rochester, NY
I agree w/ Cigar Aficionado about the brown sugar flavor in Oliva Master Blends III. There is also honey sweetness and aroma as well. This is a very balanced cigar w/ nary a bit of harshness.
SC of Shreveport, LA
I have had a few (almost a lot) of these Cigars. I really like these, but they lack the creaminess (word?) of the Master II's, but makes up for it in the long run with a strong finish. I also miss the laser etched symbol up near the head of the cigar. Well worth the price for a boutique cigar.
JM of Jackson, MI
Well it is no wonder that these are on backorder most of the time. This is a winner blend. The cigar is stong and perfectly balanced with no burn or draw issues. There is not much else anyone can say about a cigar at this level.
CS of Rock Springs, WY
All i can say is......WOW!!!!! Everything the hype says it is. Get some! Get some now!!!! So gooooooooooood, lol. I got one in a promotional CI deal for a buck!!!! OMG I'm in heaven right now. Do yourself a favor people.
JN of Coldspring, TX
I just purchased one of these for Father's Day and couldn't wait. Burned a Toro size in a little over 2 HOURS! Absolutely one of the finest smokes out there. I am an Opus X, God of Fire, Padron 64, or Davidoff guy when it comes to splurging on an expensive cigar. This one just moved up to the top of the list! Oliva is bringing it lately.
MM of Denver, CO
So this is my Favorite Cigar! I'll admit it's a bit expensive but It's a killer smoke! I URGE you to atleast try it in a sampler! The day it's on the Joe's Daily deal I'll buy them all...
MC of Spokane, WA
The cigar is fairly smooth and tasty. It had some burn problems, though. It could have been the humid June night air here in Louisiana that affected the burn. I had to keep relighting it. I'd score it an 87.
SC of Shreveport, LA