The draw was slightly tighter than I prefer but didn’t cause any issues with the smoking experience.
The Oliva Gilberto Reserva Blanc Corona started off pretty well, but once the dry earth entered, it knocked things down a notch and that went through the end of the cigar. The strength was a bit higher than Connecticut shade cigars are typically associated with, but worked well with this blend. The price point on the cigar is fantastic, so for those that find this blend to their liking will be something they can enjoy frequently. I’d be interested in trying this in another vitola, hoping to dodge the dry earth, but in this vitola, it probably isn’t something I’d return to.