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Oliva Serie V - Belicoso Cigar - 1 Single

Oliva Serie V - Belicoso Cigar - 1 Single
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Length: 5"
Ring Gauge: 54
Packaging: Single cigar

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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by Sabato on Sunday 11 November, 2018
My word, what a cigar! First 1/4 of the first third was a little peppery but then it calms down nicely. Great smoke output very nice. The second third is where this cigar came alive for me. Subtle dark chocolate and some pepper with a nice floral finish. The final third is more powerful but not bitter in anyway. I could have smoked this down to the end. The burn was nice and even throughout with the ash holding on well into the second third! The drew was a little tight but was still easy enough to pull. It took about 50mins to smoke but I must say I probably smoked it a little quick as I found it rather moreish Very very nice cigar. I could easily and probably will buy a box of these. A good one to give to friends who appreciate cigars but dont want their heads blown off. Im glad I bought 3 of these!
by Richard on Monday 13 August, 2018
Beautiful flawless appearance and construction with a dark oily wrapper. Solid and well packed.Typical grassy light hay notes turning to chocolate, spices, coffee. A complex and very heady cigar that showed some class, but would benefit from some more ageing - hence 4*
by Paul on Sunday 17 June, 2018
For a relatively inexperienced cigar smoker this beautiful offering from Oliva is hard to fault. It is a striking looking cigar, dark and rich, with that fabulous oversized band. Toasts and lights with ease. The draw is absolutely perfect and the flavours are deep and complex. Mine started off fairly mild but ramped up in strength and depth of flavour in the second third. Construction was excellent, holding ash until the band with ease (and then it only dropped because of my own lack of care). The rest held until I was in danger of charring my finger tips, trying to enjoy every millimetre. The burn line was a little uneven, but never enough to need correcting. I am not qualified to give taste notes, but for me there was leather and chocolate with little hint of spice (which increased in the final third). Zero bitterness and very little pepper. Smooth, rich and creamy, with a delicate sweetness on the inhale. I just wish it had a slower burn in order that I could have enjoy it for longer. Chosen as an indulgent Fathers Day treat, enjoyed after a roast beef dinner, outside with a rum ... heavenly. I just wish I had order more than one. Please, try one for yourself, I am sure that you will not be disappointed Paul. Aka Incubus
by Paul on Tuesday 20 February, 2018
Oliva are a great Nicaraguan cigar(my favourite) and this Oliva V Belicosos is on my top 3 New World Smokes. I’ve smoked tens of these and surprisingly I have never written a review before. Recently these beauties was on Cigar Aficionados top cigars of 2017 and not surprisingly so. Generally a great burn with only a few minor unevenness, which often straightens self out. The flavours are delicious full off sweetness, pairs well with a coffee after a meal I find... being a full body hits you with a punch feeling relaxed. Just what is needed after a hearty meal. I can’t express more with all the other reviews on how of a cracker this cigar is. Looking for a 45 minute smoke here’s a recommendation!
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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