If you haven’t figured it out by now, I am in love with Nicaraguan cigars. Nicaragua produces some of the richest most flavorful tobacco in the world and the Oliva Serie V Torpedo (6 x 56) is a perfect Nicaraguan puro crafted by some of the finest torcedors in the industry.
I was really looking forward to smoking this cigar because I have heard so much hype over it in recent weeks especially since Cigar Aficionado placed it fourth on its Top 25 list. But, you know how I feel about ratings, so for what it’s worth, I gave it a shot anyway.
I grabbed my smoke and blew my wife off for the third night in a row and hibernated in my cave nestled in the backyard for about two hours. I lit the fireplace, poured myself a dram of Apple Jack brandy from Lairds distillery, clipped off most of the torpedo end to reveal a smooth draw and fired away.
To be honest, I wasn’t impressed with the first few puffs. It was a bit tingling and overrun with pepper. It reminded me of my high school prom that started off slowly, an initial let down but ended with a bang, literally. Like my prom, the smoke got better and better as the evening progressed until finally reaching the climax – great balance and finesse, a real sweetheart of a smoke. I was in love with this tasty dame by the end of the night. The Nicaraguan Habano Sun-Grown wrapper is one of the tastiest wrappers in the industry and this one had my lips locked around her for over an hour. The long coffee finish kept me satisfied between draws while thick, creamy white puffs of aromatic smoke permeated the air. The razor sharp burn disrobed this Latina to reveal a fine tight ash.
This stogie is full of rich flavors and is considered the strongest of the Oliva line, but it is not overpowering, the perfect blend of flavor and strength, just what we have come to expect from a fine Latina. Give her a try.
This was a perfect pairing with Lairds Apple Jack brandy.
Made by Oliva Cigar Co.
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano Sun-Grown
Filler: NicaraguanJalapaValley Ligero