Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Savinelli Nicaragua Reserve Cigar Review

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Introduced in 2002, this cigar features a unique wrapper which is a special cross-breed of Habano 2000 and Criollo. This combination produces a smooth and gorgeous reddish-brown wrapper that gives off a strong earthy aroma which is very pleasing. The Savinelli Nicaragua Reserve is a Nicaraguan puro which is box-pressed and comes in five different sizes, all available in boxes of 25.

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I sampled the Grand Corona which is a corona gorda with a comfortable 46 ring gauge by 6 and 5/8 inches long. This cigar is priced at a reasonable $4.90 and is available at my favorite on-line retailer, Silo Cigars.

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The cigar starts off with a rich dark coffee flavor with a touch of woodiness on the finish. The spice level was pretty mild and the sweetness level did not pick up until later on in the smoke. The finish was also somewhat tannic in nature, causing my mouth to feel dry. The cigar does make one transition where a note of vanilla comes through and the body of the smoke becomes sweet and cedary. Overall the cigar remained smooth and bitterness-free from start to finish.

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The cigar burned well with a medium burn line which stayed mostly even. The ash formed was compact and gray in color.

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My final thoughts on this cigar:

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This cigar really touches upon all your senses. Once you take it out of the cellophane you can immediately smell it's wonderful aroma. The cigar is attractive to look at and it's smoothness feels really nice in your hand. The draw produced a nice creamy and flavorful smoke. I felt relaxed the entire time I smoked it. If you enjoy smaller ring gauges like I do, the Savinelli Nicaragua Reserve Grand Corona would make an excellent addition to your humidor.



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1 comment:

Maya Balenz said...

I have tried Savinelli Nicaragua Reserve Cigar and pleased to announce that its taste is quite good and found it quite similar to habanos .
The blend is quite good!