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Oliva Serie V -- My Weekend Cigar - Oct. 30, 2017

MY WEEKEND CIGAR: Oliva Serie V Cigar Review

By Gary Korb

 

A Tasty, Compact Beauty of a Smoke

If I had to compare the Oliva Serie V Double Robusto with a classic sports car, it would probably be something like a Porsche Carrera GT – wide in the beam, yet compact. . .and loaded.

 

OLIVA SERIE V DOUBLE ROBUSTO

oliva serie V cigar review picture My Oliva Serie V Double Robusto smoked at Leaf Cigar Bar & Restaurant in Easton, PA.

Country of Origin: Nicaragua

Size: 5" x 54

Strength: Full

Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano Sun Grown

Filler: Nicaraguan Jalapa Ligero

Binder: Nicaragua

My Experience: For this particular weekend cigar I selected the voluptuously-proportioned, 5" x 54 Oliva Serie V Double Robusto, a dark Nicaraguan beauty that gets my mouth watering in anticipation of smoking it. I also chose to enjoy this puro at one of my favorite indoor watering holes, Leaf Cigar Bar & Restaurant. The glossy Nicaraguan Habano sun grown wrapper is flawless, even in color top-to-bottom, and conceals a well-balanced, straight ligero blend of Jalapa-grown long-fillers. Since Jalapa leaf is a bit sweeter and lighter in pepper and spice than ligero from Estelí, it makes the Serie V much more accessible, especially if you don't want to be overpowered. That prevalent sweetness is sustained throughout the chewy smoke as it melds with notes of coffee bean and cedar, plus a mix of both light-peppery and sweet spices. To make it a complete "Nicaraguan experience," I paired it with a glass of Flor de Caña Nicaraguan rum. Sure enough, the flavors came nicely into focus. It also goes well with cafecito, espresso, and other types of coffee.

Suffice it to say . . . If full-bodied, full-flavored cigars are your thing, the Oliva Serie V Double Robusto is a modern classic that puts the pedal to the metal in a stimulating, complex, and aromatic smoke. . .VROOOM!

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Gary Korb

Executive Editor

Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for CigarAdvisor.com since its debut in 2008. An avid cigar smoker for over 30 years, during the past 12 years he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and cigar reviewer. A graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, prior to his career in the cigar business, Gary worked in the music and video industry as a marketer and a publicist.

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