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Cain by Oliva is able...
Considered one of the best new releases in 2009 Cain provides substantial flavor and body as it contains 100% Nicaraguan ligero long leaves from Condega, Jalapa, and Esteli, while maintaining a smooth character due to its triple-fermented tobacco.
Oliva has left a substantial mark on the cigar industry over the past five years. As one of the world’s most prestigious cigar makers, their highly-rated blends can only be found at the most reputable tobacconists throughout the world. In 2007, Oliva received an unprecedented '94' rating from Cigar Aficionado for their Serie ‘V’ line, which was also designated as the top new release that year.
Cain is simply a intense blend. The idea was to create a strong cigar using all ligero leaves from Nicaragua's top three growing regions while maintaining a smooth character, and the Oliva family hit the nail on the head. These leaves are then draped with either a toothy Habano wrapper, adding more robust nuances to the blend, or a sleek and oily maduro, which provides sweet flavors to the finish. Right off the bat you'll experience dry earth with a spicy aftertaste, but the finish is surprisingly light. The blend builds in strength as the cigar burns slowly and evenly. With a pleasant aroma consisting of hints of cedar, this full-bodied cigar is an excellent afternoon delight or an evening night cap. But be warned: you will feel the strength of the ligero filler in your head and gut. Cain is a great cigar for the full-bodied enthusiast who’s searching for a strong, yet balanced everyday indulgence.
Superior full flavored smoke. What a stick! There is a box of these in my future.
I read a few reviews before smoking one of these, all saying how powerful it was and the great flavors that came through despite the power of the cigar. All that to say, I agree wholeheartedly. This cigar definitely packs a punch; I could feel it long after smoking it (it's come some serious nicotine). I never felt, however, that it was overpowering. Very smooth despite the obvious power behind it. Starts with a blast of pepper flavors and a lingering spiciness. Spiciness mellows out slightly as it's smoked, leading into notes of leather and oak. I very much enjoyed this cigar and would recommend to anyone who enjoys full-bodied and full-flavored cigars. Don't be turned away from it if you don't like powerful cigars, though. It is deceptively smooth.
Full flavor? Yes Huge 60 ring size? Check. Packs a punch worthy of Joe Louis? Bam!!! This cigar is one of my favourites, and it will be yours too, if your man enough that is!!
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