Gilberto Oliva Reserva Robusto

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Selected by Cigar Aficionado as a 2018 Best Buy – Rated 90

Gilberto Oliva Reserva Robusto is one of the first new cigars released by the Oliva Cigar Company in over five years. The last new release was the Serie V Melanio, which not only gained huge attention but ended up becoming Cigar Aficionado’s Cigar of the Year. The Melanio was made to honor the brand’s patriarch, Melanio Oliva. This Gilberto Oliva series of cigars was produced to honor Melanio’s grandson, Gilberto. The Oliva Cigar Company has one of the most interesting histories of all of today’s major players. They initially grew and sold tobacco, and it was not until a couple of decades ago that they started producing their cigars, starting with cheapies and now claiming fame as one of the greatest producers of cigars of all time. That said, it is evident that when the Olivas take five years to produce a stick, it is no doubt going to be a darned good one. This fine cigar consists of Nicaraguan fillers, an Ecuadorian binder, and a dark, beautiful Indonesian Sumatra wrapper leaf. The recipe is quite simple, but it is enough to produce a wonderfully balanced work of art that’s sure to rack up at least a good handful of 90 ratings. We like to think so, at least.

Coming out of Nicaragua and seamlessly rolled in classic Oliva fashion, this stick offers a firm, yet very productive draw and a razor-sharp burn. Opening with a hint of white pepper and cedar, the flavor profile develops into a rich, earthy array of raw tobacco flavors mingled with cinnamon and spicy notes. Indubitably medium-bodied, it has a classic, luxurious feel that only Oliva can do so well. This traditional 5” x 50 Robusto is a solid stick for those looking for an introduction to the blend.

While more experienced cigar connoisseurs will get the most out of Gilberto Oliva Reserva, the price point is just right for pretty much anyone. It would be especially useful as a gateway cigar for those looking to make the jump from mild into the medium territory. It's a cigar that pairs well with scotch, red wine, or a basic bourbon, and is tame enough to be enjoyed any time of day. Anyone that knows Oliva knows they are pretty much incomparable to anything else on the market. Their blends are incredible, their tobacco is top-notch, and the quality is always outstanding. Knowing that, grab some Serie O or Serie V smokes along with this one to enjoy the full spectrum of what they have to offer. When Oliva comes out with a new stick, there’s never any time to waste. Get your hands on a Gilberto Oliva Reserva Robusto as soon as you can!

Additional Information
Strength ●●●●○ Medium-Full
Brand Gilberto Oliva Reserva
Size 5 x 50
Wrapper Sumatra
Binder Ecuadorian
Filler Nicaraguan
Origin Nicaragua
Shape Robusto


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