Oliva's Connecticut Reserve is an amazing mild-to-medium body cigar that hits all the right flavor notes. Made in Nicaragua, this cigar has a surprising blend of Nicaraguan filler and binder tobaccos given its lighter body. The wrapper is a golden Ecuadorian Connecticut and provides an amazing creaminess to the smoke.
Oliva is one of the most consistent cigar manufacturers around. They achieve this consistency through the vertical integration of their tobacco operation. They grow and age many of the tobaccos they use to blend their excellent and well-regarded cigars.
Hand made in Esteli, Nicaragua, the Oliva Connecticut Reserve features an Ecuadoran-grown Connecticut shade grown wrapper around perfectly blended Nicaraguan fillers and a Nicaraguan binder. The color of these stogies is a delight to behold: deep gold with the slightest hint of oiliness. The well-packed cigars burn evenly and produce an ash with staying power. The taste ranges from peppery at the beginning to a toasted nut flavor that turns buttery, followed by a pleasant lingering sweetness at the end.