This is a review of the Nub by Oliva 460 Connecticut that Paul sent me.

460 Connecticut (Gordo) (4.0"x60)

The following is the description of the cigar from CI.

A novel concept in handmade cigars from Oliva....a substantive blend that will make you rethink the cigar experience.

Nub cigars started as a theory. Born in the Oliva factory, a cigar maker was hell-bent on proving he could capture the essence - the core - of a cigar's flavor immediately upon lighting and throughout the duration of the smoke. Well, they nailed it.

Rather than wait for a cigar to develop and evolve, which typically occurs an inch to two inches in, the idea behind Oliva's Nub was to specifically blend it to hit its sweet spot right off the bat and remain at its peak right through to the end. Each size is short and stout in stature. That's by design - not for novelty - as blends and sizes were worked and re-worked a thousand ways from Sunday in order for Nub creator Sam Leccia and the Oliva family to capture the essence of each Nub cigar blend. Anyone can create unusual shapes, each of the Nub blends and accompanying shapes was instead created to summon and deliver the blend's sweet spot. Sample one today.

Nub cigars come in three varieties. Each variety shares three common sizes, as well as a special vitola specially crafted to accentuate the blend.

Connecticut - smooth, silky wrapper. Mellow and creamy to start, with a rich, somewhat sweet core. The aftertaste is toasty, but crisp. Toasted cedar through the nose. Medium-bodied with a rich, milky texture.

I typically don't like a lot of Conn wrappers but WTF, why not.............I'm not one to shy away from a new to me cigar.

It's a large cigar, not really into the RG's pushing 60.

Construction is VERY firm and the wrapper seems thin.

Cut it with a punch and torched it.

Right up front, I got a sweet cream flavor which was unexpected.

The cigar changes into a creamy nutty flavor......cashews?

There is even a light cedar flavor lingering in there somewhere.

The flavors in this cigar are changing a lot.

It's almost tasting like toffee with a cedar flavor in the background yet.

I have to say, I am enjoying the flavors I am getting from this cigar.

Maybe almost like the bread they use for turnovers with the big flakes of sugar on top.

It's a slightly salty flavor and yet sweet too.

The burn is good and the draw isn't bad although I had to draw fairly hard at the beginning to get some smoke.

Strength was light-medium.

Flavors have changed to grassy for a bit.

It went back to a salty and kind of a cedar kind of flavor till I put it out.

It was getting harsh with an inch left and purging did no good so I ended it there.

I would smoke this cigar again......not sure I would seek it out but at the price you can get it for on Cbid, its a good cigar for the money. Thanks Paul
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Love me some Nubs. Currious on how much rest these had.
  • May 14, 2015
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