Ratings & Reviews

REVIEW | Oliva Serie V Lancero
Lancero
91
points
Nicaragua
Nicaragua
38
38
Medium
Medium
Lancero

Tasting Note: This well-made lancero imparts a dense, chewy smoke that is sweet and hearty with brown sugar, smoky mesquite and rock salt flavor. Mineral flavors and coffee notes come through as well.

  • Body: Medium
  • Size: Panetela
  • Ring Gauge: 38
  • Length: 7"

  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Wrapper: Nicaragua
  • Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Dec 01, 2013
  • Price: $6.64


More Reviews of This Cigar

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Apr 01, 2016
Score: 90
A long, thin smoke that delivers a rich and chewy smoke full of earth, mineral and cocoa notes. A bold cigar belying its dimensions.

Issue: Cigar Insider, Oct 08, 2013
Score: 91
This well-made lancero imparts a dense, chewy smoke that is sweet and hearty with brown sugar, smoky mesquite and rock salt flavor. Mineral flavors and coffee notes come through as well.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Dec 01, 2012
Score: 88
Matte brown in color with even combustion and a full draw. This cigar is sweet and cedary in character with touches of honey. The finish is slightly flat.

Issue: Cigar Insider, Jun 19, 2012
Score: 88
Matte brown in color with even combustion and a full draw. This cigar is sweet and cedary in character with touches of honey. The finish is slightly flat.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Dec 01, 2010
Score: 90
A well-made long, slim cigar with a rich cocoa color to the wrapper. There is a notably firm draw, but it’s full of savory, meaty flavor complemented by a nuttiness and a trace of nougat.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Oct 01, 2009
Score: 88
A richly colored lancero with a fairly even draw and burn. It is sweet and cedary with some café au lait flavor and a shot of vanilla. The finish is a bit oily.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Feb 01, 2008
Score: 89
Covered in a dark wrapper, this lancero has an even draw and burn. It is leathery with some coffee flavors and a woody finish. Some dry notes were detected.

Issue: Cigar Insider, Sep 11, 2007
Score: 89
Covered in a dark wrapper, this lancero has an even draw and burn. It is leathery with some coffee flavors and a woody finish. Some dry notes were detected.

Cigar Aficionado's 100-Point Scale
  • Classic: 95-100
  • Outstanding: 90-94
  • Very good to excellent: 80-89
  • Average to good commercial quality: 70-79
  • Don't waste your money: 0-69
100-Point Scale

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