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Oliva Cigars has announced it was producing two cigars to commemorate their 20th anniversary: the Oliva Serie V Toro and the Oliva Serie V Melanio CI 20th Anniversary.

The blend of the Oliva Serie cigars is a combination of Ecuadorian Habano sun grown wrapper and fillers from Jalapa in Nicaragua. Their new cigar from the Serie V line is limited to 500 boxes, or 5,000 cigars in total.

The Oliva Serie V line has released over 40 different cigars.

Cigar Reviewed: Oliva Serie V Toro (2016)

Country of Origin: Nicaragua

Factory: Tabacalera Oliva de Nicaragua S.A.

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Sun Grown

Binder: Nicaragua

Filler: Nicaragua

Length: 6 Inches

Ring Gauge: 54

Vitola: Toro Extra

MSRP: $9 (Boxes of 10, $90)

Release Date: November 2016

Number of Cigars Released: 500 Boxes of 10 Cigars (5,000 Total Cigars)

Number of Cigars Smoked For Review: 3

The Oliva Serie V Toro is smothered in a speckled milk chocolate brown wrapper that despite a lack of oil is rather smooth to the touch. The aroma from the wrapper has a hint of dark chocolate and barnyard, while the draw conjures up notes of creamy oak, coffee grounds, dark cocoa nibs, nutmeg and black pepper.

There is an obvious maple syrup sweetness along with black pepper on the retro hale that seems to be getting stronger as the first third continues. The burn is slightly wavy, although not worthy of correcting and the draw has a wonderful amount of resistance after a simple straight cut. Strength-wise, the Oliva Serie V Toro ends the first third below the medium mark, although it continues to increase.

In the second third of the Oliva Serie V Toro cigar different flavors start to showcase reminding one of cloves, cinnamon, espresso beans, leather and oats.

In the final third the creamy note is still there and remains until the end of the cigar. The maple taste eases up a little as you go along, but is strong enough to endure. The burn and draw are both excellent where the overall strength is barely higher than medium and with no bitterness.

Greg Elam
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