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Kick up the flavor with a heartier Saison.
If you haven’t had the opportunity to meet Saison by Oliva as of yet, that is a travesty. Plain and simple, this seasonally released blend is the top shelf quality that you expect from the Oliva family at a price that has been known to make knees clatter. A combination of Oliva’s best leaves grown on their Nicaraguan farms from 2009 was utilized to create one truly masterful blend. Trying to keep up with the demand has been…to put it lightly…a challenge. With that in mind, Oliva has created a bolder, darker addition to the Saison line, dubbed Saison Maduro.
Saison Maduro employs the cream of the crop from 2011 into one fully charged, Cuban-esque blend sure to satisfy original Saison lovers and full-bodied fanatics alike. Pristine Nicaraguan long-fillers are tucked beneath a chewy, dark chocolate-colored Broadleaf maduro wrapper. Bold flavors of cedar, sweet spices, and leather all make appearances resulting in a wonderfully complex experience. Consistent construction and a razor sharp burn seal the deal on this bad boy, so ready the trucks…because the bundles are primed to fly off the docks.
I found little to dispute with the other reviewers. Heavy leather and cedar notes. I found it to be a very long burning stick as well. (Had two of the toros). If you are a maduro or just Oliva fan, you can do far worse for the price! A worthwhile smoke.
Received a box of Saison 2011 First Harvest as a gift and gave them a try. To me, the draw on them was pretty good, and taste was med to full. Yes, I would definitely get them again...
The description is fairly accurate... definitely noticed the cedar and what I thought was a small hint of cinnamon. I smoke slowly, taking little draws to really savor the taste, and I was able to nurse this cigar for almost 2 hrs. Definitely a quality smoke for the price.
These need a lot of humi rest.... Great potential with lots of espresso and some red pepper. Not terribly complex, but good. Construction is outstanding with a sharp burn line and snow white ash that only dropped twice the full length of a robusto.