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Cigar Geeks Geek Critique

Olman Premium Cigars Olman (Re-Blended 2019) Toro
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: shakinghorizons
78
Cigar Geeks Rating

Welcome to another Vendor sponsored Geek Critique.  Up for review this time is the Olman Premium Cigars Olman (Re-Blended 2019) Toro.  This critique has been generously sponsored by John Scoble of Tabacos de Costa Rica.  Special thanks goes out to John for providing the sticks and MacMac (Joe) for coordinating this!

This is a Costa Rican tobacco company with over 21 years experience in the production of premium, handmade cigars, consisting of our own brands and many private labels, which are created with custom blends selected by their clients.  This prticular blend is their own created for their brand.  There is not a lot of additional information about them.


Length:
6
Ring Gauge:
50
Country Manufactured:
Costa Rica
Filler:
Cuba
Binder:
Ecuador
Wrapper:
Ecuador
Color:
Colorado Maduro
Strength:
Medium
Shape:
Toro

This cigar was enjoyed with Dr. Pepper

Pre-Light: 15 Points of 20 Possible

Very dry looking wrapper with slight cracks that hopefully don't mess with the burn line after lighting. The cigar is mostly firm throughout, with few soft spots. After cutting, the head has developed a slight crack, but shouldn't pose a problem.

Light & Burn: 15 Points of 15 Possible

Burn was phenomenal, never got hot, burn line was razor sharp, the white/light gray ash held on perfectly (very solid). The cigar didn't put off much smoke at rest, but when puffed on created large amounts of smoke. No re-lights were necessary.

Construction: 20 Points of 30 Possible

Draw was perfect, but the wrapper and cap were extremely delicate. Prior to lighting, just removing the foot band removed part of the wrapper. There were nicks in the wrapper coming off the vein almost the complete length of the cigar. The head of the cigar cracked after being cut, but did not unravel or pose any issue.

Flavor: 28 Points of 35 Possible

Cigar smelled VERY spicy, but on the pre-light pull I only got a sweet almond flavor.

1st Third: Cigar took to the flame very well and the sweet almond flavors from the pre-light come through much stronger. Thankfully the spice is tame and adds a great combination to the sweet taste.

2nd Third: Same flavors from the 1st third with the spice tapering off. Decent so far, but seems to be one-dimensional.

3rd Third: Slight change in that there is no sweetness, just tobacco and almond. Fairly bland at this point.

Summary

The cigar started off with a lot of potential and really got my attention. By the time I dropped the ash to start the 2nd Third it seemed like the flavors became muted and unfortunately never bounced back. I probably would not seek out more.



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