Creamy, mellow, smooth and cosistent are words that describe this Oliva. One of my first smokes, highly recommended by Specs in Texas. Still buying them. Almost thru this 10 pack Or was it a bos?.?. . Perfect draw. Excellent construction with no flaws or cracks in the light Connecticut wrapper. Good burn - not razor sharp but no complaints, and no touch-ups needed. Stays lit while I go in the house for a coffee refill or even make a fresh pot. Good amout of smoke. Near perfect draw - not too tight or loose. Creamy, mellow flavor. This Olivia, the Montecristo Whie Series and the RyJ Reserva Real are my morning coffee favs.
These cigars get an OK from me. Although definitely not a 90. I give them an 80. R&J are a better smoke WHEN you re LUCKY enough to light one up that has no tunneling, canoeing, or other types of burn problems. Out of the 90 R&J s i ve TRIED to smoke perhaps 1 out of 3 or 4 were smokeable. About 70% ed up in the toilet, that s after trying all the so called fixes. Just ordered the Fuente 858. Hopefully they will live up to the reviews.
Very good overall cigars, medium taste
I have been a cigar smoker for over 25 years, I don t consider myself to be an aficionado, but I have had Monticristo, Cohiba, Rocky, Partigas, Romeo, Ashton, and so many others. There are okay cigars, good cigars and great cigars such as those listed above , then there are Oliva Connecticut Reserve cigars, which are THE CIGAR, They are better than great, and affordable.
I have returned to cigars after a 10 year sabbatical. I have enjoyed the construction and beauty of all Oliva cigars, but needed to find a milder Oliva for my daily smoke. The Connecticut Reserve is a perfect fit with milder smoke and taste, but still providing a flavorful stick with a nutty roasted flavor with hints in pepper and spices. The draw is exceptional and the burn is very consistent from cigar to cigar. If my comments resonate with you, give this beauty a try!
I love this cigar! Easily the best mild cigar I have had. It is smooth, creamy, nutty and I got the slightest hint of malt. Perfect construction. Excellent, smooth wrapper with nearly invisible seams. Draw is on the loose side and I like that alot. Burn was razor sharp all the way down and the second half has a fuller bodied taste. I would recommend a coffee drink of some kind paired with this or even a light bodied scotch. Both are great.
Easily the best and most flavorful mild cigar I have had. Enjoyed it with a spicy ginger beer. Would also be great with a lite/buttery scotch whiskey. Flavor ramps up at the half way point and gets a malt like, toasy flavor. The wrapper is smooth with practically invisible seams. Cap is solid and toasting is easy. Razor sharp burn. Toro is a great vitola for this blend. Brilliant!!
What a great smoke. Oliva CT Reserve is a perfect choice for that smooth creamy smoke. Outstanding even burn, well made, white mild smoke, slightly earthy with slight nutty tone. Robusto is the perfect size when pressed for time. Excellent choice to have with a drink of choice. Connecticut wrapper adds to the sophistication to enjoy and savor. Perfect for a week night when you need some me time to relax on the patio. I would rate this as my every day, yet carries as much presence as a high end for half the price! Oliva box was a display of beauty, craftsmanship and a joy to open! Famous smoke shop fresh and fast! I highly recommend!
Great cigar. I was spending so much money on davidoffs and it was hurting my pockets.Saw it in a magazine tried it and fell in love with it.
wow perfect. draw taste burn i love it
This has to be one of the best if not the best Connecticut Blend you will have the pleasure of getting your hands on. If your like me I keep these in stock by the boxes.. Once a CI customer Now a dedicated Famous Smoke Shop Client!! Thank you Famous You Folks Rock!! Unbeatable!!
I will start by saying I m a little biased, I have become a huge fan of Oliva cigars as of late, having sampled the majority of what s in their arsenal, and this stick was a pleasant surprise. Traditionally, I don t smoke Connecticuts because they just seem to lack the flavor profile I typically enjoy, HOWEVER, this was an exception. This cigar had lots of smooth creamy flavor, similar to caramel popcorn. The draw was spot on, the smoke was thick, the burn line was pencil thin, and the smoke was thick. I seriously didn t want it to end, to the point I think I burned my lip from drawing while I had maybe a quarter of an inch still left. I did develop a small split while smoking, right above the band, but it didn t effect my experience, and it was probably due to smoking a Connecticut in the cold. Trust me when I say that you can t go wrong with this cigar.