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Oliva Connecticut Reserve Toro

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Description

Oliva Connecticut Reserve Toro is a mouthwatering, mellow bodied blend that is satisfying any time of day. This blend features all Cuban-seed Nicaraguan fillers and binder finished with a dreamy, golden Connecticut shade leaf wrapper that have been aged to perfection. The result are creamy, toasty flavors with notes of wood and coffee that are refreshingly smooth and mellow, yet complex. Oliva Connecticut Reserve Toro is 6 x 50 and available in 5 packs and boxes of 20 cigars.

Cigar Size

Cigar Quantity

Cigar Wrapper

Cigar Quantity

Cigar Filler

Cigar Strength

Cigar Origin

6 x 50 (Toro)

Box of 20

Connecticut Shade

Nicaraguan

Nicaraguan

Strength Mild

Nicaragua

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Tasting Notes

Oliva Connecticut Reserve

Tasting Notes

My Oliva Connecticut Reserve Robusto is a stunning light brown stogie with clean invisible seams and almost no veins. The wrapper has a slight oily sheen and the double cap is flawless.
My inspection of this stogie revealed a tight body, very slight give in the construction, and absolutely no knots or soft spots.

A slight whiff of the wrapper gives off very subtle dry hay and cedary notes. I can barely smell any tobacco on the wrapper but the light woody notes are pleasant.
The cold draw has perfect resistance. Still, I can’t really taste anything solid, perhaps fleeting woody and earthy notes.

First Third

The first draw is simply delectable. This baby does not shy from wowing right from the start.
I can immediately taste sweet creamy butter leaning on a toasty finish; kinda like a graham cracker. There are definite hints of a floral, citrusy flavour mixed with dry hay.

A few draws in and I began to taste a bit of vanilla sweetness with a little spice. The citrusy flavour is more of a dried fruit savour, some sweet honey, and still more of the dry hay-now transitioned to dry leaves.
Retrohale brings out a long sweet tobacco finish with splashes of coffee and butterscotch.

Middle

As my Oliva Connecticut Reserve settles, the citrus flavours perfectly blend with fleeting floral notes, and flashes of pepper and cinnamon. Dark coffee, toasted nuts, sweet vanilla, and subtle premium tobacco notes hold down the fort.
This is perhaps the most enjoyable and perplexing part of this cigar experience. Even though the long finish felt a tad dry, the whole draw and beyond is enveloped in a delicious creaminess.

The Retrohale is a mix of the original buttery toast flavours surrounded by savoury oakiness, and a tangy orange citrus zing.
For a mild cigar, these flavours deliver a bang. If you are not keen, you would think this baby is gaining in strength but that simply isn’t the case. Strength remains a mild, maybe weak-medium, but the flavours are full-circle.
My Robusto burns famously with a razor-thin burn and lots of smoke output. The ash is a healthy silver-grey falling in thirds. There are no issues with the draw or construction; but then again, this is an Oliva!

Final Third

In the final third, flavours remain the same but still pretty interesting. There are no new flavours introduced but the same flavours keep interchanging.
Now dark coffee marries a sweet cedary and mild spice mix in the front of the palate. Sweet vanilla and dry hay stay constant while the long finish features lots of cream, dry fruit, and warm pleasant tobacco notes.

Towards the nub, the cigar gets a little warm, but pleasant. There is no bitterness or harshness even on Retrohale. You may notice a bit more peppery zing and much more sweet creaminess towards the end.
My Robusto smoked for a little over an hour. It was a badass smoke from start to finish and a great start to my day.

How does the Oliva Connecticut Reserve stand out from other Connecticut Cigars?

Seasoned smokers know that a Connecticut Shade leaf is the ultimate wrapper for a mild cigar. However, Connecticut wrappers tend to get bitter if they get hot especially towards the nub.
A good mild cigar should be able to balance this aspect and ensure you can enjoy your whole cigar without the bitterness.

The Oliva Connecticut Reserve is a superior stogie that manages to smoke down to the nub while maintaining a piquant superlative finish.

The Oliva Connecticut Reserve Price Point 

Oliva Connecticut ReserveIn addition to being a delectable treat, the Oliva Connecticut Reserve is fairly priced compared to other cigars in its category. It retails from $6 to $10 depending on the Vitola.

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Additional Information

SKU:
OLVCRTOR
Category:
Premium Cigars
Product Type:
Cigar
Manufacturer:
Oliva
Brand:
Oliva Connecticut Reserve
Wrapper Type:
Connecticut Shade
Wrapper:
Connecticut Shade
Binder:
Nicaraguan
Filler:
Nicaraguan
Origin:
Nicaragua
Ring Gauge:
50
Length:
6
Shape:
Toro
Strength:
Mild
Quantity:
44701
Package Type:
Box
Rating:
85
Package Count:
20
Price Per Cigar:
$8.5785
Gift Type:
Not Applicable
Flavored:
No
Filtered:
No
Little:
No
Groupon:
No
Discontinued:
No
Buy 1 Get 1:
No
Free Gift:
nub
Free Shipping:
No
Suscribe:
No
90+ Rated:
No
Limited Edition:
No
Rare Cigar:
No
Top 25 Brand:
No
Aficionado Top 25:
No
Staff Pick:
No
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