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Savinelli Liga Especial

Submitted by Rob on March 13, 2010 – 5:00 am4 Comments

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Filler: Nicaraguan
Size: Robusto (5×50)
Strength: Medium

The Savinelli company is known for making great pipes, lighters and beautiful humidors. But did you know they also produce cigars? Since 1994 Sevinelli has tapped some of the worlds best cigar makers to create amazing products representative of their high quality.

The Savinelli Liga Especial is a cigar that made by Oliva and rolled by the V rollers. Ruben Ysidron, the Savinelli CEO, considers this to be his all time favorite cigar. It is currently undergoing a re-branding process and will ship, and display, in retail shops in a baby blue box.

It is also important to note that the Savinelli Liga Especial is also sporting a brand new Ecuadorian Habano wrapper.

Construction: The very first thing I want to mention are the visible veins on the Savinelli Liga Especial. There are two rather large veins running down the entire wrapper that can easily be felt with your fingers. I just wanted to start off with that (as I could only find this on one stick) because being made in the Oliva factory the wrapper, color (milk chocolate), cap, filler and anything else you want to analyze are absolutely perfect.

Draw: I tend to favor a lot of smoke during the smoking process (makes sense right?) so even though I knew a punch would suffice, I opted for the V-Cut.

Burn:A picture is worth a thousand words” -So feel free to scroll down towards the end of the “Flavor” section and feel free to draw your own assumptions. If you don’t want to ruin the flow of the review then let me explain: the burn was great. It created a nice white ash and I never had to correct the burn after the initial light.

Flavor: Savinelli Liga Especial immediately starts off in the medium body range with a nice creamy smoke. This smoke finishes off with a delicate spice intriguing the palate and causing me to crave another puff. Towards the end of the first 1/3 the spice becomes more peppery, stronger, and the smoke continues to be smooth as silk.

The spice again changes just passed the middle section of the Savinelli Liga Especial. It reverts back to a lighter stage you experienced in the beginning of the cigar allowing a cocoa and wood flavor to come through the tobacco. All these changes are very welcome as it is keeping my palate on its toes. Smoke is still plentiful and creamy on this great cigar.

Finishing the Savinelli Liga Especial is just about the same experience as the middle of the cigar. The body will, again, slightly increase finishing in the medium-full range. Flavors are complex, the smoke is creamy and this has turned out to be a cigar I’m already craving.

Final Verdict: Savinelli Liga Especial retails for $5.xx and can be found online in the $4.xx range. Hopefully you didn’t have to wait for the “final verdict” to figure out this is a must buy cigar. Every humidor deserves a complex cigar, a creamy cigar, a well priced cigar or how about a cigar everyone will just enjoy for many reasons!

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  • I see you like to take the gradual striptease approach with your bands. Only remove what you need to. Wise.

  • dmj says:

    The Liga Especial was my first experience with Savinelli cigars and it’s still the best they sell, in my opinion. One of the most out-standing medium-bodied smokes available at any price.

  • stphen says:

    The Savinelli Liga Especial is another quality Nicaraguan Puro from the Tabacos Puros factory.well very nice post with very informative content.