Cigar Review: Oliva Serie O

OLIVA SERIE O

The Oliva Serie O is made from a Cuban tradition.  It is a Nicaraguan Puro and the seeds are grown in the Esteli, Condega and Jalapa Valleys.

Origin: Nicaragua

Type: Toro

Size: 6 x 50

Wrapper: Sun-Grown Habano (Nicaragua)

Filler: Nicaraguan Habano

Binder: Nicaraguan Habano

Price: $6-$8

The Review:

00:01.

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The Oliva Serie O started out nicely with subtle a spice and creaminess, finishing with an earthy/cedar taste.  The Oliva also has a great draw, which helps add to the taste.

00:15.

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The draw offers lots of smoke and enjoyable aromas.  The spiciness has started to mellow out, but is still delectable and more enjoyable as it complements the creamy earthy flavor on the palate.

00:30.

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Halfway into the Oliva, the taste changes.  The spice has picked up again, the creaminess has dissipated, and an earthy leathery note with a toasted nut finish has taken over from the earlier cedar notes.  It still provides a good draw and the burn has been even, all the way through.

00:45.

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Nearing the end of the Olivia Serie O, a clean cedar taste has come back and remains on the palate until the finish.  The draw is clean, and the burn was very even.

Conclusion:

The Oliva Serie O is a very nice cigar.  It offers a nice complement to a morning coffee or an afternoon cocktail.  It has a very nice earthy/cedar flavor, which has a dominating taste on the palate throughout the overall smoke of the cigar.  It was a good cigar overall.

Wandering Tom

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