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Oliva Protege Cigars
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Every master starts as a student.

Oliva makes a boatload of cigars. In order to keep up with demand, they're constantly training new rollers. To ensure their skills are up to snuff, the factory managers have these newbies craft a top-selling blend, one they know like the back of their hand. Protege is simply an unbanded bread and butter Oliva blend made by a fresh class of rollers. I'm sworn to secrecy on the exact blend, but here's what I can divulge:

- One of Oliva's top 5 best-sellers.
- 90+ rated many times.
- Former Top 25 honoree.
- Habano-wrapped, medium to full-bodied classic.

This is your chance to pay a fraction of what you normally would for top-notch Oliva handmades, so grab a bundle of Oliva Protege today, and taste the work of the next generation of master-rollers.

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PackIn StockMSRPPriceQtyCart
Oliva Protege Robusto (5.0"x50)
20 CigarsIn Stock$100.00
save $40.0140% off
$59.99
Overall Rating4.25 out of 5 Based on 40 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Oliva Protege”

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5 out of 5
Good cigars for the price!
Good cigars for the price!
5 out of 5
Great Value
A good, cheap smoke from my favorite maker......haven't had a dud yet.
5 out of 5
Great Value Cigar
This is a solid good cigar. Lots of smoke, good construction all burned evenly on my bundle. Great value for the price of an Oliva No overwhelming bad after taste. Good solid Medium Strength Cigar.
5 out of 5
Well Worth The Price.
Well worth the price. I got these about the same time I bought a 10-pack of Oliva Serie O's. The Protege is almost identical (to my palate, at least). I'm a big fan of Oliva. I've never had a bad one yet.
4 out of 5
Good cigar. Sometimes they don't
Good cigar. Sometimes they don't burn evenly. Would like more flavor. Would buy again!
5 out of 5
Great Buy
I really liked these cigars. Bold flavor and well made. Will buy again
4 out of 5
Good Value for the Price
At just over a dollar stick, these are a real bargain. Flavor is excellent, a nice medium body, and generally well constructed. Would buy again.
5 out of 5
Good smokes
I ordered the Oliva Protege Robusto. Very good cigars for the price. I would definitely order again if they become available..
5 out of 5
Great small cigar
It is a really good cigar when you don't have a couple hours just to enjoy a larger one. They are very dance but draw very easy. Full-flavored and very enjoyable.
5 out of 5
Very good Smoke
A good smoke for just a few dollars. A slight nutty last, with an easy smooth burn. Will be ordering more of these for hand outs to friends.
5 out of 5
Great Everyday Smoke
Nice medium flavor that you can smoke all the way down. All of these burned evenly with a good draw. I would like to always have some of these on hand.
3 out of 5
good taste nice even burn
good taste nice even burn
5 out of 5
Satisfying
Great smoke with a decent amount of time time to enjoy.
5 out of 5
High quality smoke!
High quality smoke!
3 out of 5
Nice draw and good flavor
Nice draw and good flavor
5 out of 5
A pleasant smoke
Full bodied, flavorful smoke.
3 out of 5
Good Deal
I’m always looking for a good deal. I don’t like to pay full price for cigars. These are pretty decent for my backyard smoke-thirty.
5 out of 5
Good smoking cigar
I bought these because of the price,so far so good,I have had no issues, they also are a good smoke for the money,I will get them again
4 out of 5
Very acceptable
Very acceptable
5 out of 5
Oliva Protege Robusto
GREAT SMOKE! GOOD SIZE,, GREAT DEAL! CI IS THE BEST...
3 out of 5
prohibition nice burning cigar
prohibition nice burning cigar
3 out of 5
cigars
there ok smoke good burn good an enjoyable smoke for the money
3 out of 5
good flavor, uneven burn
good flavor, uneven burn
4 out of 5
Very good for a short
Very good for a short smoke
3 out of 5
Not a bad cigar for
Not a bad cigar for the price.
3 out of 5
JUST OK
Hit and miss, but for the price not a bad deal. Some hard to draw and uneven burn. But again, not bad for price. Good casual cigar.
4 out of 5
Good everyday smoke.
Good everyday smoke.
5 out of 5
A great pairing with pigskin!
A well constructed cigar with good draw and even burn. No paddles needed here as I experienced no canoeing at all on any. Great medium bodied smoke (in my opinion) and would buy again. Pairs well with college football around the fire pit or on the deck. Highly recommended!
5 out of 5
Very pleased
I'm sorry I didn't buy more than one bundle of these. These are an awesome cigar. I won't hesitate to buy anything a newbie rolls. Will buy again.
4 out of 5
Promote These Torcedors
Despite the description, I've not found one yet that's worthy of throwing out. These protege rollers, for my batch at least, are doing a fine job. The blends are every bit as good as their mainline cigars. Good cigar at a good price.
4 out of 5
Nice price
Pretty tasty and good construction.
5 out of 5
Good smoke.
For the price, these were a lot better than expected. Ordering more.
4 out of 5
Oliva Protege
I moved one after visually checking them out and putting my humidor . 1 st cigar out of pack same day, draw was perfect,burn was even all the way through to nub ,medium to full body just creamy smoke and yummy 2nd cigar after a week in humidor , same a above , enjoyable for the price offered. Should have got 2 bundles but you never know.
4 out of 5
Enjoyable!
For the price, can't go wrong. Smoked one upon delivery pulled from the middle of the bundle. Quite enjoyable. Smoking second one now and still impressed. Don't know Oliva cigars well enough to tell you what this is. Better than your average cheap cigar.
4 out of 5
Nice smoke
Better than expected. More like a corona but smoked as long as a robusto. Good draw, well made. Medium to M-F. Very nice cigar for the money.
5 out of 5
It's Oliva!
I'll give this cigar 5 stars just because of the price and that they are Oliva. With that being said, I always smoke a cigar once delivered. This Robusto is a little on the peppery side on the retro. If you don't mind sneezing from time to time go for it. I just can't believe Oliva would give new rollers top notch tobacco to experiment with rolling. One reviewer compared the taste to Serie O. I think it is more like MB3 minus the box press. All in, I would not buy again. But if you want a cheap smoke with a pretty good burn and construction this cigar is what you are looking for, just not for me. Maybe time in the humidor will change my opinion! Has before!
4 out of 5
Definite Oliva quality. Wow.
Not sure who these rookie rollers are, but they are well on their way. First of twenty 5 x 50 smoked and it did not disappoint. The spice hits your palate right after the first draw and continues throughout. Reminds me of Serie O's with this spice/slight cream blend. No harshness, good draw although a little tight, and stayed lit right down to the nub. You cannot go wrong by ordering these. Will be ordering more as long as they continue to be available.
5 out of 5
Protege
Just got mine. Great smoke. Great size. Will buy again.
4 out of 5
Just arrived and first stick is pretty good.
My packs just arrived today. Smoked one right out of the box. It has burned very nice. Draw is nice, it is on the tight side, but not too tight at all. If I were to guess what the blend is, I would say serie O, but honestly I dont smoke enough Oliva to know for sure.
3 out of 5
ROTT first smoke
First stick ROTT tonight. Decent wrapper (tad dry) nice cap, solid body with no soft spots. The burn is even with a good draw, just a touch hot ... needs some bed time. This rookie roller did good, definitely a good value from the Oliva folks.