By Haroon Mihtar
I light up and get a fantastic aroma. The initial taste is smooth and a kind of spicy. That slowly settles down and the creamy smoke begins to give a nut, and almost buttery flow. Nearly halfway down, a little leather and cocoa sneak in and out. The puffs are plentiful and remind me of a good Asian massage I once had in Chicago.
The draw on the cigar was good and flowed with little effort. As I continue my journey smoking I began to see myself on a beach in Aden on a cool night. Nice. Furthermore if you’re looking for a Cigar to compliment a Coffee this is the lottery ticket, I had a Starbucks red eye and it was a marriage made in heaven.
Along with the African Cameroon wrapper, this Toro size gem features a Cuban-seed Habano binder and a Nicaraguan filler – Construction and assembly is very good, although I would highly recommend they be well humidified as to avoid stiffness, as toward the end, the wrapper began to develop some small splits.
Overall The Oliva Serie G is one of the best buys for your money at around $3.50-$4.00 a pop. It’s a great buy for those looking for a medium bodied Cigar at a good price.
Senior Cigar Aficionado