Cigar Review: Oliva Serie V Double Toro

Initial Thoughts:

The Oliva Serie V Double Toro is a cigar my father-in-law has been smoking for years and one that he swears by. And, since I frequently see them on Famous Smoke at 40% off, I bought box when I saw them on sale. So today, instead of just relying on the word of a friend, I thought we'd put the Oliva Serie V Double Toro to the test!

After using my v-cutter to snip the end, I found that I had a fairly tight draw. Regarding the flavors, the Serie V is undeniably Nicaraguan, but the Ecuadorian Habano wrapper adds some spice. However, the spice I get from these cigars like cinnamon, not peppers, so it's a nice combination of sweetness and spice. Additionally, I get notes of leather and other earthy flavors.


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Brand: Oliva
Line: Serie V
Size: 6 x 60
Cut: Double V-Cut
Light: Torch
Price: $11.25

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Sun Grown
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua
Smoke Time: 105 minutes

Through the first third of the Oliva Serie V Double Toro, I had a tight draw that I didn't like. To fix it, I used my guillotine cutter to try and open up the smoke, but my efforts failed. It looks like I'm going to have to suffer through a tight-ish draw.

Final Thoughts:

While this wasn't as good as the Oliva Serie V Double Toros I've had in the past, this one was still pretty good. Other than the disappointing draw, this cigar lived up to expectations (and past experiences) in every way.

The Serie V has rich flavors of cinnamon and other spices that are balanced with earthy flavors that make up a really nice smoke. Plus it's hard to ignore the quality and length of smoke for the price, all from a premium cigar brand. The Oliva Serie V Double Toro earns a CigarScore 4.

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