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Oliva Serie V - Belicoso Cigar - Box of 24

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Length: 5"
Ring Gauge: 54
Strength: Medium 
Packaging: Box of 24 Cigars 

Wrapper: Ecuador
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua


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. 

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.


Serie V is a complex blend of Nicaraguan long filler tobaccos. Blended with specially fermented Jalapa Valley ligero, and finished with a high priming Sun Grown Wrapper. 

Tasting Notes

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


95 / 100

"...Ten years ago, Oliva Cigar Co. released its Serie V, which was the strongest, most full-bodied cigar the company ever created. But it was also impressive in its ability to render layers of richness and complexity in spite of its power. Ten years later, we found ourselves with the same excellent product. It's difficult enough to maintain such quality and consistency, but even more of an accomplishment when you consider this: Oliva has been acquired by a larger company. In 2016, Oliva Cigar was bought by European cigarmaker J. Cortés Cigars N.V., who wanted a premium brand in its portfolio. Naturally, there were concerns about the Oliva cigars changing and quality suffering. Luckily for the cigar-smoking world, J. Cortés kept Oliva president José Oliva on board after the acquisition, to help ensure that quality was maintained. So far, the change has been seamless and the Serie V remains remarkable for its ability to convey high volumes of flavor, especially at such a low price point. The blend is centered around strong, ligero tobacco from Nicaragua's Jalapa Valley and a high-priming wrapper to complete the taste profile, which is rich in earth, leather and spice though balanced with a sweet touch of molasses..."


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by David on Thursday 27 February, 2020
Amazing rich dark chocolate flavours with hints of leather, cedar and a hint of white pepper. David - C.Gars Ltd Cigar Ambassador
by David on Wednesday 25 December, 2019
Normally smoke Cuban but the last year I have been experimenting with new world and on a trip to Chester to top up humidor for Christmas I purchased one of the Oliva serie v belicoso. And after Christmas dinner went to humidor and couldnt resist its beautiful outer wrapper. I found it a absolutely perfect medium cigar lovely flavours with a little spice what I absolutely love these are definitely a new favourite.
by glyn on Thursday 31 October, 2019
The first one of these I smoked was a bit rubbish. The draw was tight and it didnt want to stay lit no matter how much I puffed on it. However it was such a beautiful looking cigar and it tasted great so I gave it another try and Im glad I did. The next one burned perfectly. Predominately mocha flavours and smokes cool to the very end.
by Usman on Thursday 18 July, 2019
Although I do enjoy smoking Cuban cigars more so than new world cigars, this one is definitely a great exception. The flavours are beautiful and the complexity is definitely there. Its not the largest cigar from Oliva but for one reason or another, this cigar seems to almost always last me a pretty good amount of time to smoke. TI thoroughly enjoy this smoke and highly recommend it.
by Gregory on Tuesday 26 March, 2019
Beautiful from start to finish. Im not an everyday smoker, maybe one a week two if im being naughty, so its always good to have a smoke that is good from start to finish. The beauty had a lovely even burn throughout, produced a lovely amount of smoke without being too much, the flavours were subtle and enjoyable. I enjoyed it with a nice coffee, but would pair nicely with a good whiskey of your choice. Maybe a Bowmore No. 1, or Jura Seven barrels. Lastest around 45 minutes with a leisurely drag, long enough for my wife to come looking for me in the shed My only complaints are it had to end and I only bought the one.
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