Country: Nicaragua
Length/Ring: 5 x 52
Shape: Belicoso
Wrapper: Maduro
Strength: Medium

My Rating: 4.75 Stars

M.S.R.P: $3.50/Stick

Where to Buy: Tinderbox, Cigars.com, Cigars Direct

The Oliva cigar is one that I haven’t smoked a lot of until recently when I had the pleasure of smoking some Oliva O’s and these G’s and fell in love.  These cigars, to me are the best bang for the buck on the market.  Beautiful craftsmanship that leads to a wonderful looking smoke are what the Oliva’s are all about.  This blend of Nicaraguan Habano longfillers and binders from the Oliva family really satisfies. The wrapper is toothy with a nice oily sheen.

The burn on this cigar was absolutely flawless, as you can see in the pictures.  The ash held on for about 2 inches before I had to knock it off so I wouldn’t get it on my shirt.   The aroma had sweet notes and some coffee.  There was a medium amount of smoke coming from this cigar and but the flavor was always there.  The cigar is not a powerhouse, nor meant to be but still delivers on a smooth and flavorful note.  I would recommend this cigar to everyone in the cigar world.

Finished!