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When Gilberto Olivia came into the market, it didn't get that much attention. When it became the cigar of the year at Cigar Aficionado's, people started to know and love this cigar. Till then, it has become cigar loves one of the favorite cigars in the world.
Brand and Production
Oliva Reserva is produced by renowned brand Oliva Cigar co.
The build of this cigar is solid. It holds its fillers tightly. There is a little sponginess. The filler is Nicaragua tobacco. The binder on this is Ecuador. Seams of this cigar are visible while the veins are minimal.
Gilberto comes in different shapes. The 550 shape is 5 inches long with a ring size of 50. The appearance of this cigar is dark brown.
It is wrapped with Indonesian Sumatra leaf. The wrapping is done with hands only. It holds the filler and binder firmly.
Overall tastes that you will get from consuming the whole cigar are dark tobacco spice, earth, leather, creamy cocoa, and delicious caramel sweetness.
It has a creamy texture at the beginning. You will feel roasted nut and cedar also. Then there is an earthy flavor as an undertone. The range of the tones is mild.
Here, the flavor stays consistent as the first portion. The creamy texture, the cedar, the roasted nut, and the woody flavor develop. The earthy flavor is not that strong that will ruin your taste, but mild and pleasant. The range on this part is mild to medium.
On this portion, the flavors are unchanged. The consistent flavor makes this cigar apart from others. There is no rapid transition of flavors but a mild buildup of range. The range goes up to medium on this part.
The burn of this cigar is great with a steady pace. The burn line stays razor-sharp and straight. The ash will hold great. Flowering ash has a silky texture to it. The draw of this Gilberto is nice and comfortable.
While being a cheap cigar, it gives you many flavors. The real thing that amazes everyone is the consistency of tones. Pleasant tastes charm throughout the whole cigar. It also reflects the craftmanship of Olivia cigar co. Worldwide the cigar has melted cigar loves heart a long time.