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Oliva Protege Connecticut Robusto (5.0"x50) Pack of 20
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Oliva Protege Connecticut

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.

- Connecticut-wrapped, medium-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.

Size
PackIn StockMSRPPriceQtyCart
Connecticut Churchill (7.0"x50)
Pack of 20Only 3 Left$120.00
save $48.0140% off
$71.99
Connecticut Robusto (5.0"x50)
Pack of 20In Stock$100.00
save $40.0140% off
$59.99
Connecticut Toro (6.0"x50)
Pack of 20In Stock$110.00
save $44.0140% off
$65.99
Overall Rating4.68 out of 5 Based on 19 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Oliva Protege Connecticut”

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5 out of 5
Great draw and fantastic price.
Great draw and fantastic price.
5 out of 5
Good even smoke, medium strength,
Good even smoke, medium strength, smooth ash, no bite even when smoked to a short nub.
5 out of 5
Nice
These were very good'
5 out of 5
Great cigars for the daily
Great cigars for the daily smoke
5 out of 5
Oliva
Bought this bundle of cigars , price point Oliva quality smokes well , prefer Oliva O . Enjoy
4 out of 5
Oliva Protege
Good everyday smoke , but burns a little quick . Great taste though !
4 out of 5
Even burning
Even burning
5 out of 5
Nice surprise
Really enjoyed these smokes. A nice surprise for the price . A good easy smoke.
5 out of 5
EXCELLENT
I just love this mild satisfying cigar.
4 out of 5
Great buy, quite enjoyable
Off course I got few inconsistences here and there, but not a show stopper. Overall, I very much enjoyed the smoke. Recommended.
5 out of 5
Great deal/smoke
Got these cause I love oliva’s cigars absolutely perfect for a drive and don’t mind not being able to finish cause the price is great but really just a even burning good tasting smoke also great for that friend who wants to try a cigar
5 out of 5
Very smooth and mild.
Very smooth and mild.
3 out of 5
Great burn but taste is mediocore
Not a bad cigar. These sticks draw and burn great, but the flavor is no where near the Connecticut wrapper Oliva I'm used to. I don't think this is the same blend. Maybe they need to age a bit?
5 out of 5
Pleasant
won a bundle on CigarBid. smoked 2 ROTT and thoroughly enjoyed. well ROTT but put in the humi for at least 1 day. it was mellow to medium, leaned more toward mellow with a pleasant creamy spice. Did notice a strength of nicotine on the two i puffed today. A nice any time of the day smoke or with drinks or whatever.
5 out of 5
A quality cigar
This cigar has all the qualities of an expensive cigar. Burns even, nice draw and a mild to medium good taste. I'll be buying these more often
5 out of 5
Hire the “NEWBIES” Permanently
I don't smoke cigars daily, but I do enjoy sitting on my patio and relaxing with a glass of Elijah Craig bourbon and a cigar occasionally. In fact, I have only been buying cigars from CI since 2018. Over the years I have purchased different styles and brands of cigars from CI. Two of the characteristics that contributes to the enjoyment of a cigar, for me, is the flavor and the ability to draw on it. Ever since I first became a member of CI, I have searched for that “perfect” cigar. There have been some that I have purchased which would require a vacuum cleaner to draw on the cigar. I even tried the “Perfect Draw” tool to open them up without any success. Others just didn't have the right flavor or had a combination of both. However, recently, I feel that I have finally found the “perfect cigar for me”. While I was searching the CI website for a new cigar to try, I came across the Oliva Protege Connecticut. The Protege was listed as an Oliva that was being rolled by new rollers who were training, “newbies” if you will. When my order of 20 Toros arrived I couldn't wait to try one. That evening I retreated to my patio with a glass of Elijah Craig and my first Protege. From the first draw I was most pleasantly satisfied. The draw was perfect, the flavor was perfect and the whole experience was the most enjoyable one I had had since my first purchase of cigars from CI. I have smoked 8 of the 20 Proteges that I received. The flavor and ability to draw on them has been uniform and consistent. I would highly recommend you try them. If these “newbies” continue to roll the Protege with the expertise that my original purchase has, allowing the perfect draw and flavor, I will be ordering them regularly. Please, don't change a thing Oliva. Hire the “newbies” permanently, and don't change the blend.
5 out of 5
THANK YOU "NEWBIES" FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTION
I don't smoke cigars daily, but I do enjoy sitting on my patio and relaxing with a glass of Elijah Craig bourbon and a cigar occasionally. In fact, I have only been buying cigars from CI since 2018. Over the years I have purchased different styles and brands of cigars from CI. Two of the characteristics that contributes to the enjoyment of a cigar, for me, is the flavor and the ability to draw on it. Ever since I first became a member of CI, I have searched for that “perfect” cigar. There have been some that I have purchased which would require a vacuum cleaner to draw on the cigar. I even tried the “Perfect Draw” tool to open them up without any success. Others just didn't have the right flavor or had a combination of both. However, recently, I feel that I have finally found the “perfect cigar for me”. While I was searching the CI website for a new cigar to try, I came across the Oliva Protege Connecticut. The Protege was listed as an Oliva that was being rolled by new rollers who were training, “newbies” if you will. When my order of 20 Toros arrived I couldn't wait to try one. That evening I retreated to my patio with a glass of Elijah Craig and my first Protege. From the first draw I was most pleasantly satisfied. The draw was perfect, the flavor was perfect and the whole experience was the most enjoyable one I had had since my first purchase of cigars from CI. If these “newbies” continue to roll the Protege with the expertise that my original purchase has, allowing the perfect draw and flavor, I will be ordering them regularly. Please, don't change a thing Oliva. Hire the “newbies” permanently, and don't change the blend.
4 out of 5
Good mild to medium smoke!
As far as unlabeled 2nds, Overruns, and now "Protege", Oliva has had the best by far. These Protege Connecticut's are no different. A good, smooth, solid mild to medium smoke with a great draw.
5 out of 5
Awesome!!!
Had my first stick today and wow. An awesome cigar. Very smooth. I highly recommend!