Oliva G special G maduro

Now if you browse through my old reviews you can see that I love Oliva cigars quite a lot, almost every blend is a treat for my palate. This time I got myself a Oliva G special G maduro, a cigar I never smoked before. This weird looking 3.7×48 cigar is a Nicaraguan puro and stands out from the crowd because of the shape. The price tag of this cigar is € 3,50 in The Netherlands.
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The wrapper is really dark and oily with one big vein. The shape is a mini figurado and it has a nice, recognizable band. The cigar has a hayshed smell. The construction and predraw are very good, I taste a dry tobacco flavor.
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Espresso is what I taste with something sweet and wood. The sweet flavor gains some power. The espresso turns into regular coffee after an inch. I still taste the wood and the sweetness too.
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The coffee loses some of its strength while the wood gets stronger. The sweetness slowly disappears.
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This small cigar lasted me for 55 minutes. I got a lot of thick white smoke. The draw is great and the burn is phenomenal, slow and straight as an arrow. The ash is firm and has a pepper and salt color. This cigar is full flavored and medium to full bodied.
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Would I buy this cigar again? Yes, this is a great value smoke. Loved it.

Appearance: 8 / 10
Construction: 8 / 10
Draw: 7 / 10
Burn: 9 / 10
Smoke & ash: 8 / 10
Aroma first part: 8 / 10
Aroma second part: 8 / 10
Aroma third part: 8 / 10

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