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Oliva Serie V Belicoso Cigar - 1 Single

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Description Ref # 104589

Length: 5"
Ring Gauge: 54
Strength: Medium 
Packaging: 1 Single Cigar

Wrapper: Ecuador
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua

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. 

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 

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.

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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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Packaging
Single Cigar
Ring Gauge
52
Length
5.0000000000 inches
Strength
Medium
Region
Nicaraguan
Smoke Time
40 minutes
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by GENEVIEVE on Sunday 05 November, 2023
Good looking cigar, the wrapper had notes of mint for me and after cutting it was easy to light. It had been in my Boveda for almost a year. It held it's shape extremely well and the first drop of ash didn't depart until an impressive (almost) two inches was present. An easy and consistent draw, I did have to re-light a few times but this was more during the last 2/3rds and I am a very mellow smoker so perhaps more likely to need re-lighting. The flavour was pretty consistent throughout the first 2/3rds...a touch of dark chocolate, a slight earthiness, light toasted almond overtones and just the slightest hint of spice/pepperiness. The last 3rd had a somewhat savoury undertone and wasn't as pleasant as the first 2/3rds. I enjoyed this with freshly brewed white coffee laced with a cheeky shot of Canadian Club whisky. A pleasant cigar offering c60+ minutes of pleasure for a very mellow smoker. Not sure if I would purchase again but certainly worth a try if you're branching out into New World cigars or switching up from mild to medium strength smokes.
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by Andrew on Monday 16 October, 2023
Off the bat these are quite strong however the flavours are very nice. A full bodied rich earth, chocolate and coffee flavour which is not for a novice smoker. I put a few of these away in 2020 and came back to them this year and they had definitely mellowed. If like me you like a full flavoured but medium strength cigar I would buy a box and put them away for 3 years (out of the cellophane). Patients is required however you would be richly rewarded.
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by Jamie on Friday 06 January, 2023
What a lovely smoke. a 45 minute well spent. I have other Olivas but I think this is my favourite. Very snotty with a lot of smoke as the tastes were amazing . 5 out of 5!
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by Thomas on Thursday 08 July, 2021
Ive been smoking cigars for about a year, developing a knowledge of what I like and this stick has revolutionised everything. A great chocolate cream heavy flavour without being flavoured has really changed my outlook. Absolutely incredible!
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by Jack on Thursday 15 April, 2021
Hmmmm, really wanted to love this cigar having read all the rave reviews but it just didnt live up to the hype for me. Flawless construction, but the draw was just a little too tight for my liking, meaning not enough smoke to fill my mouth and get any real enjoyment.
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