Curivari Buenaventura Cremas was first shown off at the 2016 IPCPR Trade show in Vegas. This is an extension of the original Buenaventura line which has been one of the best-selling lines for Curivari. This extension replace the original wrapper with an Ecuadorian Connecticut shade wrapper.
This cigar was reviewed blind (no bands) by a panel of at least 4 reviewers. They did not know what they were smoking beforehand. The scores are an average of all the reviewers' scores with outliers removed. All of our cigars reviewed are shipped to the panelists with Boveda packs to ensure optimal smoking experience.
The packaging has an old-school “Cubanesque” feel to itand the cigar has same filler tobaccos as the original Buena Ventura line. It was blended to be bolder than traditional Connecticut cigars. Curivari, is a small batch cigar company. For them, the handmade cigar is the epitome of the tobacco culture. In all their cigars, they use only the traditional Cuban cigar making process with authentic Cuban Criollo and Corojo seed grown in Nicaragua. All cigars are capped with a triple cap.
Ring Gauge: 54
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
Factory: Plasencia Cigars
Blender: Andreas Throuvalas
Number of reviewers: 5 – Ryan H. (Ryan H.) Isaac M. (The Nothing) Mickey T. (irratebass) John A. (John A.) Eric (smalls29)
Age: 4 Months
Release Date: July 2016
Contributed by: Curivari Cigars
“Beautiful light brown like a peanut or cashew in color. Triple capped robusto with a sleek feel on the wrapper. A really nice looking cigar.” –Mickey T. (irratebass)
“There is a light cinnamon smeel with a hint of sweet vanilla. Smelling like a latte.” –Eric (smalls29)
“Starts out with a very acidic burning green grass flavor. It doesnt take long for things to sweeten up to a black pepper and sweetend cream. Draw is prefect.” –Ryan H. (Ryan H.)
“The first initial puffs give off a floral pepperiness along with some char. This settles into a profile of salty nut, earthiness, and red pepper on the retrohale. A fairly pleasant third.” –John A. (John A.)
“Getting nutty/cream flavor, the mustiness is starting to settle down. There is lots of cream & nuts at the end of the 2nd. This has turned into a really nice smoke.” –Mickey T. (irratebass)
“Part two has transitioned into rich buttery creaminess with a bit of black pepper. This mild stick hits it stride in flavor here as it carries you into wonderland with its relaxing taste and aroma.” –John A. (John A.)
“If there was any doubt up to now, this wasn’t your fathers connie. In the last third, the leather toned down a bit, and there was a return of the savory kitchen spices that had been absent for awhile. The flavors continued to pile and cling to the palate.” –Isaac M. (The Nothing)
“The nuts have taken a backseat and now it’s wood & cream or a coffee/cream flavor. At the end of the cigar the musty flavor returns and doesn’t go away.” –Mickey T. (irratebass)
“Nice and easy. Just the way I like it.” –Eric (smalls29)
“Excellent burn from start to finish, I don’t believe I had to touch it up once.” –Mickey T. (irratebass)
“Beautiful appearance, impeccable draw, nearly-razor sharp burn… these are all signs of truly excellent construction.” –Isaac M. (The Nothing)
Overall Strength: Medium-Strong
Overall Body/Complexity: Medium
Experience Overall: 93
“Would def keep a few of these around” –Ryan H. (Ryan H.)
“This cigar was nearly fantastic. It burned well, produced copious quantities of smoke, and was nothing short of pleasing to say the least. The flavors lingered on my palate lingered for well over a half hour after finishing it and more than one I found myself looking for the cigar that I had put down long before. There were a few moments of muddied flavors, that I think could be improved upon with a little bit of aging. Me? I’ll grab a handful and keep them in the humidors.” –Isaac M. (The Nothing)
“The cigar started out worrying me with the mustiness/dryness I was getting, but it transitioned into a very nice creamy smoke that I could see anyone enjoying at anytime of the day, not just as your 1st cigar of the day. I recommend you trying one.” –Mickey T. (irratebass)
“This is a great example of what a mild cigar can provide. I enjoyed the transitions of flavors throughout the duration of the smoke, the perfect burn, excellent construction, and one of the better draws of cigars I have smoked. My only qualm is that it burned way too quickly… I guess I’ll have to get some more to enjoy!” –John A. (John A.)
“Even though this one went sour towards the end, I did find it to be wonderful experience. The light wrapper does not indicate such a strong flavor. The spicey cinnamon and red wine after taste were very enjoyable. The flavors were nicely balanced throughout up to the final third. It did hold out long enough to enjoy through the end. The only drawback was the short smoking time. This one would be even better if it would have lasted longer.” –Eric (smalls29)
Smoking Time (in minutes): 61
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