Connecticut Shade cigars are still among the most popular premium handrolleds, but the new Oliveros Gran Retorno Connecticut is really unique, for those who enjoy mellower cigars.
The first difference is that thie wrapper is Connecticut-seed, but shade-grown in Honduras. The color is a little darker than American Connecticut Shade, and it adds an earthier note to the cigar. A Honduran Habano binder resides underneath, surrounding Honduran, Nicaraguan and Dominican long-fillers.
Coffee and cream notes, mixed with hints of wood, leather and spice are the major players, but the body remains in the mellow to medium range. This is a perfect morning cigar with a cup of coffee, and is mellow enough to be a fine companion on the golf course. Try this triumphant return from Oliveros. We're sure you'll be glad that you did.