Oliva holds the title as Nicaragua's second largest tobacco grower. As such, they tend to have first rights to the best leaf grown in this Central American nation. In years past, the best leaves were held for the private use of the family, but this legendary cigar maker has started producing its finest line of cigars using this cherished leaf, the Oliva Master Blends series. Each release features a completely different blend, and each time, the quantity produced is entirely dependent on the yield from the crop for that season.
The release of Master Blends III is the best yet. This time, we see the Oliva's take advantage of an aged, Sun Grown broadleaf wrapper for this box-pressed cigar. However, what completes this blend is the Nicaraguan filler tobacco that has been cultivated from Habano-seed ligero, making this the fullest bodied Master Blends to date. The Olivas are very secretive about how many of each release they produce, and they can run out at any moment. Don't miss out on what could be your one and only chance to smoke this limited edition, '92' rated cigar from one of the world's foremost cigar makers.
What a stellar cigar. Beautiful, dark, seamless, semi-oily wrapper. Tight roll. Lots of rich flavor right off the bat, but not overwhelming. Notes of rich natural tobacco, black pepper, spice, cream, and small hints of cocoa, sweetness, and espresso. Pleasant medium finish. 2nd third: natural tobacco, cream, cocoa, espresso...less pepper and spice. The aroma is wonderful with notes of rich natural tobacco, cream, cocoa and coffee. It is a full bodied cigar, but man is it smooth. Tons of thick heavy smoke. Razor sharp and even burn. Never canoed, never had to relight. I know I've used the word "rich" a few times, but I can't stress that enough. This is a very rich cigar, but extremely smooth and pleasant. Cigar aging and construction at its best! Must try!