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10/23/17

Gilberto Oliva Reserva - Cigar Review Redux

A quite-bright Corona with zesty forwards via mulling spices and reinforced piquancy a' red pepper and cayenne. Burns imperfectly on a tick of wobble, mandating a Bic-flick at the final-third. Draws verily well, satiating/saturating fully but not to a burdensome or unclean end. Leather and wood play into nice complexities and are well-balanced by light molasses and rich-red fruit syrups. Straight-forward, but nuances stave off tediums. Sweetly-spiced dirt under-belly and long-ish legged finish of that plus citrus. Savory due-to grains, not meatiness. Still a hair shy on tally of notes, but far superior to its much flatter Toro cousin.

WRAPPER: Indonesian Sumatra Maduro
BINDER: Ecuadorian
FILLER: Nicaraguan

STRENGTH: Medium-Full
ORIGIN: Nicaragua

FINAL GRADE: A-
A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59

IN ADDITION:
Read: Gilberto Oliva Reserva - Cigar Review (Toro)
Read: Gilberto Oliva Reserva Blanc - Cigar Review (my number-five cigar of 2016-17)
Buy: from Cigars City, natch! Gilberto Oliva Corona -- my great & good chums.

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