Oliva Connecticut Reserve is the first mild smoke to grace Oliva's portfolio of premium cigars and seems well placed to challenge the likes of Ashton and Macanudo. As the only Connecticut wrapped cigar in their arrangement, the Connecticut Reserve still maintains a perfect balance of strength and flavor Oliva's are known for.
This mild to medium-bodied cigar brims with spicy characteristics due to the mix of premium, Cuban-seed Nicaraguan tobaccos used as the filler. The thick creamy smoke includes hints of earth, cedar, and white pepper with an incredibly light sweet character noticeable on the lips. This is an absolute "must smoke" for anyone who enjoys the subtle sophistication of mild cigars.
Cigar Snob recently rated the Connecticut Reserve with an outstanding 91 rating saying "An attractive cigar covered with a neatly applied golden colored wrapper. This mild to medium blend has flavors of coffee, oak, and a subtle pepper note with a long, buttery finish. Draws and burns exceptionally well."