Oliva Serie V 135th Anniversary
- Origin Nicaragua
- Wrapper Ecuador Sumatra
- Binder Nicaragua
- Filler Nicaragua
- Strength Medium-Full
The Oliva Serie V is one of Oliva’s most popular cigars, and it has earned that title for good reason. It’s an exceptional blend of tobacco that is both flavorful and approachable. It use a blend of specially fermented and aged Jalapa Valey ligero for the filler and binder. A High priming Habano Sun Grown wrapper from Ecuador was selected to complete the blend. The result is nothing short of exceptional. Tasting notes include complex flavors of coffee, earth, and chocolate with hints of earth and pepper. Oliva Serie V is the kind of cigar you find yourself coming back for over and over again.
The Oliva Serie V 135th Anniversary cigar is a special project for the Olivas, commemorating family patriarch, Melanio Oliva, and the year he first began growing tobacco in Cuba. To mark the occasion, Oliva blended a unique size of the company's acclaimed Oliva Serie V cigar, boasting the same recipe of all-Nicaraguan binder/filler and a ruddy Ecuadorian wrapper. Only 15,000 boxes of 12 cigars have been produced, presented in special boxes that display the cigars in a fanned-out shape to accentuate the cigar's format. This 5½" x 54 size has a traditional parejo feel from the head to nearly two-thirds down, where a dramatic taper closes out the foot. In terms of smoking, this allows for a concentrated start to the cigar, gradually evolving throughout the first inch and a half. This makes for a medium-full body and standout complexities of oak, red pepper, classic leather, and an underlying brown sugar sweetness.