Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Binder: Nicaraguan Habano
Factory: Tabacalera Oliva de Nicaragua S.A.
Purchase Source: Holts.com
Date Purchased: October 3, 2018
Date Smoked: December 4, 2019
It’s no secret that the Master Blends 3 by Oliva Cigars is one of my Box-Worthy favorite cigars. I’m always looking forward to when I can create an excuse or reason to pluck one of these from my collection.
Today, like most others, my cold draw gave me barnyard aromas along with some leather and cocoa. This is going to be another great smoke, as usual.
Once lit rich earthy chewy smoke full of coffee, leather and cocoa flavors keep me company. The char line is perfect along with the draw. #SakamotoHappy
At the halfway point the cocoa is ramping up and earthy leather flavors are still keeping me company on this journey with some dull pepper spice on the retrohale for a bit of leathery spice adding a lasting finish.
Yep. If you haven’t had a Master Blends 3 by Oliva Cigars…
Loving what I came for.
I tried something new this morning with the Oliva Master Blends 3 Robusto; I punch-cut this again instead of my usual straight-cut and I left it out of the TupperDor for a few days and decided after watching a video interview with Cigars Daily Tim Swanson aka @SmokeViking and Williy Hererra of Drew Estate and the creator of a couple of my favorite cigars — Hererra Esteli by Drew Estate to blaze it as it was … looking for a different sensation and maybe some other flavors I didn’t detect before fresh out of the TupperDor.
Mmm, Mmm, Good
Complex sweet Earthy Wood and Leather come through this morning
The Oliva Master Blends 3 is fast becoming one of my favorite cigars lately; because you know I’ve become fond of everything Connecticut Broadleaf.
With its dark chocolate brown wrapper comes the flavor notes I’ve been landing on recently; Earthy, Leather, Coffee, Cocoa, a little Pepper and Spice (not too much) and a little Sweetness lingering after the Puff.
I cut this latest cigar with a Punch and had the most perfect draw and burn of any cigar I’ve had.
I’m in #Love
Smoke Output: Thick
|Overall Rating (1-5): 4|