Cigar Aficionado

Oliva "O" Classic Olé
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Tasting Note
This cigar has gorgeous color and a lush wrapper. It draws well, showing cedar, toast, leather and coffee notes. A complex and balanced full-bodied cigar.
Body Medium
Size Robusto
Ring Gauge 50
Length 5
Filler Nicaragua
Binder Nicaragua
Wrapper Nicaragua
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Aug 01, 2005
Price $4.50
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 21, 2005 | Score: 91

A gorgeous and well-made robusto. It has an even draw and burn. The cigar is flavorful and rich, with cocoa, espresso and roasted coffee notes.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jan 01, 1970 | Score: 91

Like many other companies, Oliva Cigar tried to break into the cigar business by crafting a blend of tobaccos from various countries that created an easygoing flavor profile. When the cigar trade grew lean, the company turned to the Nicaraguan tobacco grown by family patriarch Gilberto Oliva. It turned out to be a blessing. The Olivas are making stellar cigars, and because the family-owned company grows much of its own tobacco leaf and eschews debt, it charges reasonable prices for most of them. The robusto-sized Olé, which measures 5 by 50, retails for $4.50, making it one of the least expensive cigars on this list. It’s medium bodied and rich in flavor.

Cigar Aficionado's 100-Point Scale
  • Classic: 95-100
  • Outstanding: 90-94
  • Very good to excellent: 80-89
  • Average to good commercial quality: 70-79
  • Don't waste your money: 0-69
100-Point Scale