September 18, 2011

Savinelli Special Selection 2006

Savinelli Speciall Selection 2006 Robusto (5 1/2 x 50)

Factory: Oliva
Wrapper: Ecuador
Filler: Vintage 2006 Nicaraguan
Binder: Nicaragua

Available sizes:
Magnum, 6x60
Figurado, 5 1/2x54
Torpedo, 6 1/2x54
Robusto, 5 1/2x50 (being reviewed today)

Video review HERE.

The first thing that jumps out at me is these cigars are made in the Oliva Factory. This cigar is one that was introduced at this year's IPCPR. The ingredients look interesting enough to make me think this should be a good cigar.

The cigar is triple capped. The test draw was very good. The initial flavors at light up were vanilla, citrus and pepper. I let it sit for a minute.

After a half inch the flavors were orange citrus with vanilla with lightly roasted almonds. There was nice pepper but not overwhelming. The finish was one of sweet rich vanilla and some lingering pepper. It's early and the cigar should change.

At the one inch point the orange notes are now rich and sweet. The vanilla is still there and the roasted almonds are still on the tail end of the spice. The finish is a nice sweet vanilla with some lingering pepper. This was the only cigar like this I had to review so these comments are from my first time smoking this cigar.

Just past the midpoint there are no changes. The cigar is very consistent.

At the end of the cigar the story is it is very consistent. It changed very little, if at all, throughout the smoke. The cigar is medium bodied. The finish also remained the same. This cigar is very rich and tasty. I enjoyed this cigar quite a bit!

Score: 93

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