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Cigar of the Day: Oliva Serie V

2 Comments 02 June 2010

There are 3 basic types of filler leaves used in making cigars. They come from different parts of the tobacco plant. They are called Seco, Volado and Ligero. The Ligero leaves are from the top of the plant and are exposed to the most sun. Ligero leaves are known for being dense, rich, and robust. Ligero leaves are also the strongest and are blended into the cigar to give it more strength. Many cigars have a blend of all three tobacco leaves.

However, the Oliva Serie V is rolled with only specially selected ligero leaf, packing a punch due to its full body; nevertheless, its strength does not overpower the experience. Oliva Serie V cigars continue Oliva’s fine tradition of blending perfectly balanced, full-flavored cigars. Blended to deliver a full-bodied taste while maintaining a non-overpowering smoothness, the smoke is complex with accents of rich coffee and dark chocolate on a long finish.

“When a cigar scores 94 points, everyone notices. But when a cigar scores 94 points and retails for less than $7, it is proof that a near-classic smoke does not have to be inordinately expensive.” ~Cigar Aficionado

Cigar Aficionado picked the Oliva Serie V Belicoso as its No.5 cigar for 2009 in its annual Top 25 Cigars of the Year.

From the Oliva website:
Oliva Serie V – Ligero Especial

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

Blending Notes: This cigar is blended to deliver full body taste while maintaining an unparalleled smoothness. 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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My rule of life prescribed as an absolutely sacred rite smoking cigars and also the drinking of alcohol before, after and if need be during all meals and in the intervals between them.
~Winston Churchill

Your Comments

2 Comments so far

  1. glynn says:

    not sure if i had a bad one but the Belicoso i found to be a bit nasty. A long lingering acidy after taste.

  2. Ryan Taylor says:

    The V Maduro ranks as one the best smokes I’ve had.

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