Oliva Cain 550 Maduro
Oliva Cain 550 Maduro cigars are handmade in Nicaragua by Tabacalera Oliva using a 'straight ligero' blend of triple-fermented longfillers, plus a pinch of Seco and Viso for combustibility. Two wrapper choices are offered: the Habano has a nutty base accented by mocha and pepper, while the Maduro's cocoa-inflected sweetness benefits from notes of leather and spice. Rich and full-bodied, Oliva Cain 550 Maduro cigars are best enjoyed after a sumptuous meal! Make sure you have some of these awesome cigars in your humidor.
First bad Oliva I've had, so tight I couldn't even get a hit, tried the draw poker and still nothing, threw out before I hit half way point.
This cigar is my absolute favorite smoke for three reasons: taste, consistency, and construction. It's a pleasure from the moment you light the foot. Wonderful spice, mottled cocoa and espresso, and the underlying maduro sweetness blend together in a match made in heaven. One caveat is the ligero strength, but for me that s a positive factor. You won't be disappointed.
Has been on my top 5 list for a couple of years. But, recently the draw on these sticks has gotten to tight. I have to work so hard to get a good draw anymore that it is not a pleasure to smoke. I have had no issues with 550 Habano, thankfully.
Full cigar it is labeled and full cigar it is. Nice long smoke with full of flavor of spice and some nutty flavor that was detected. Burn was perfect, construction was a little flawed as the wrapper started to come off half way through the smoke. Draw was perfect. Worth a shot, give it a shot.