Oliva Serie V - Belicoso Cigar - Box of 24

Oliva Serie V - Belicoso Cigar - Box of 24
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Description

Length: 5"
Ring Gauge: 54
Packaging: Box of 24

Oliva cigars are blended to deliver full body taste while maintaining an unparalleled smoothness.

A little bit of background to Oliva...

The Oliva Cigar story began in the late 1800s, when Melanio Oliva started growing cigar tobacco in Cuba. His heirs carried on the family tradition in the fields, but it was his grandson Gilberto Oliva Sr. who began making cigars.

As with so many cigar stories, Gilberto Oliva Sr. faced a difficult road. He left his native Cuba in 1964, and eventually started working for the Plasencia family in Honduras. In 1995 he and his son Gilberto Jr. created a cigar within Plasencia’s factory called Gilberto Oliva. A year later, they set out to open a factory of their own, and shortened their brand name to Oliva.

Nicaraguan tobacco helped Oliva survive. The cigar that brought it to the attention of connoisseurs debuted in 2006: Oliva Serie V. Made by a small group of rollers and blended for strength and style, the Serie V line was an immediate hit. In 2012, to pay tribute to the first man in the family to grow cigar tobacco, Oliva added the Melanio version, which is distinguished from the original by its Sumatra-seed wrapper grown in Ecuador. The No. 1 Cigar of the Year 2014, Oliva Serie V Melanio Figuarado has rich, big notes of leather framed by a range of coffee, caramel and woody intonations. It’s a classic smoke.

Tasting Notes

This flavorful blend exhibits complex tobacco with rich coffee and dark chocolate tones. A subtle and well balanced spice is present throughout.

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Reviews

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by jay on Wednesday 26 July, 2017
First time I've tried some from Olivia. This cigar was very complex and strong with a chocolate brown oily wrapper. Started off slow and not much to taste but then the pepper kicked in along with the smooth chocolate flavours and mellowed out towards the last third with some creaminess. Make sure you have something to eat before hand. It gave me abit of a light head. I enjoyed this cigar very much but it wasn't for me. If you like medium to full cigars then this is for you.
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by Samuel on Sunday 28 May, 2017
A lovely cigar and I can safely say I shall be adding this to my top 10 list. Lots of sweetness with chocolate and coffee flavours along with some spiciness. Very creamy too. Simply exquisite.
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by Chris on Monday 02 January, 2017
In my 20s and this was my first big cigar, having tried a couple cigarillos before. On arrival I kept it at 70% humidity in a humidor bag for 2 weeks. Quality: Dark oily wrapper. Really smooth smoke, white ash that never fell off. Razor sharp burn until it got 2/3 done, when a bad wiggle appeared and it went out (ash related?), but was nearly ready to finish then anyway. Lasted over an hour outside. Flavour: Nice rich tobacco flavours. I think I could taste coffee/chocolate (yeah i'm new). Definitely tasted leathery as it got to the halfway point down. Drink with cognac and coke helped clear the occasional bite at back of throat. Strength: Could be a bit strong in nicotine for new people (like myself). I had several meals before and shared this, and I still got a big nicotine rush for 5-10 mins. Although I didn't feel unwell at all. Delivery: Cgarsltd delivered in a bubble-wrap padded jiffy bag, with the cigar inside their own high quality custom card/plastic boxes to help prevent crushing damage. Got some leaflets and a humidor bag. These also came in their own individual plastic wrap. Cigars arrived at perfect humidity.
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by David on Monday 14 December, 2015
I've just recently got into smoking cigars and have been trying different brands to see what I like, wow this cigar is amazing. Firstly the construction was impeccable. Beautiful dark chocolate oily wrapper with a stunning band wrapped around it, I took a good few mins admiring it's beauty and it's aroma. The light and first draw was a delight with a pleasent coco coffee hit and lots of lovely smelling smoke. First 1/3 was gorgeously smooth with some hints of nuts and dark coca beans. 2/3 I got my first big nicotine hit and the smoke got even smoother, the nutty taste has submerged and I was greeted with a more ntense coco coffee leathery taste. 3/3 wow this cigar packs a punch, much the same as the 2/3 but much stronger, I smoked this until I couldn't hold it anymore and boy did this cigar knock me for six, beng still a novice to cigar smoking and haven't not eaten, I felt what I can only describe as cigar drunk. I will definitely eat before smoking one of these again and maybe less coffee. Overall a beautiful cigar in taste, construction and smoke, can't recommend it enough, I will most certainly be getting more.
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by Jamie on Monday 31 August, 2015
Having smoked a number of these now, I feel it is fair to say that each and every one of them has been faultless. The latest that I have smoked was just as good as each and everyone beforehand. The appearance of this cigar is fantastic, a smooth wrapper that looks oily and dark, just by looking at this cigar you know its going to be special. Everyone that I have purchased has cut very cleanly and the pre draw has been fantastic. They toast well and the burn is even throughout, producing masses of thick creamy smoke, each one has held the ash for a good 1.5". Flavour wise(yesterdays smoke)I picked up dark chocolate with no bitterness at all in the first third, in the second third it was more reminiscent of a mocha (so much so it prompted me to order one after I had finished) in the final third the flavour became much more intense a real power house of strong coffee and leather coming through. Perfect. I really do love these cigars, not my number 1 but its on the top 3 and deserves a solid 5 stars.
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