Oliva Connecticut Reserve is a handmade medium-bodied cigar from Oliva. This cigar is known for its long-fillers and Connecticut wrapper. The core flavors of this cigar are creamy, coffee, toast, cedar, and Pepper. These combine really well to provide an ideal flavorful airflow and with all these flavors, it got 90+ points ratings.
Brand and production
The Oliva brand makes this Oliva Connecticut Reserve cigar. This cigar was produced at the Tabacalera Oliva factory in Nicaragua.
The size and the shape of the cigar look really good. It's a Robusto-shaped 5inch by 50ring gauge cigar stick. It’s a deep golden color rounded cigar. We got some textures on the body. Also, the golden and white band looks great on the body.
It's a handmade cigar; for that, the blending and filling were well. Cuban seed Nicaraguan long-fillers are used in this cigar, and the filler is also from Nicaraguan, making the cigar compact and flavorful.
Oliva used Flavorful Connecticut wrapper in this cigar. The wrapper keeps the cigar shape really well and provides a great construction. Also, there are minimal sponginess' and veins on the body. But the deep golden oily wrapper provides a fantastic creamy flavor.
On cold smoke got a really good creamy taste, and on lighting, feel the nice sweet chocolate aroma on the background.
Begging of the smoke got the cedar and toast flavor. These really make the smoke fantastic, as well as we feel the creaminess on the smoke. It feels that it’s charming the background really well and making a great smoking environment.
From mild, the smoke or the flavors are getting too medium-strong. We feel the coffee and roasted nuts flavors with the cedar and toast. Still, there is creaminess in the background. Also, the airflow is coming really nicely.
Noting despair till the bottom, maximum flavors are still coming. Here white Pepper and chocolate are added with the rest of the flavor. The mixture output of the flavors really creates a great medium-strength vibe.
The burn was great and razor sharped. Rarely one touchup needs for it. Ash was strong and straight.
The construction was amazing. For the Connecticut wrapper and perfect blending of the longleaf, it gives a great smoke output. The airflow was coming smoothly till the end. This cigar is great to smoke with a cup of tea or else.