For sometime now Oliva O was my all time favorite cigar. Until I tried This one. That s all I can say is WOW !!! I have never enjoyed a more delicious cigar. I say the two are dead even on my list. Both 10 out of 10 ! And that includes comparing them to a Cuban Cohiba Maduro 5. The worlds best cigars are Nicaraguan Puros - ABSOLUTELY !! The stick has notes of chocolate, coffee with cream and a spice sweetness that lingers on the tongue and palate. The aroma is heavenly. Nick Perdomo Jr. has struck Gold with the Champagne Noir. Do yourself a favor and get a box.