Oliva Serie V Torpedo
Torpedo
93
points
Nicaragua
Nicaragua
56 56
Tasting Note
Oliva cigars are known for flavor, but not power. To reach cigar smokers yearning for more muscular smokes, Oliva Cigar Co. (no relation to Oliva Tobacco Co.) released the Oliva Serie V last year, its most full-bodied blend to date. The idea was to craft a stronger cigar that still has balance, and the result is a huge success. The best cigar in the line is the Torpedo, which measures 6 inches long with a fat 56 ring gauge. The cigar is made with a high-priming wrapper that cloaks all-Nicaraguan filler and binder leaves. The cigar is stronger than other Olivas, but still in the medium-bodied range. The important thing is that the cigars are rich, teeming with coffee-bean and caramel notes, and have balance and finesse. The Olivas are building a reputation for top-quality smokes that appear on our Top 25 lists.
Size Figurado
Ring Gauge 56
Length 6"
Filler Nicaragua
Binder Nicaragua
Wrapper Nicaragua
Issue Cigar Aficionado – N/A
Price $6.75
Designation Top 25 of 2007 | Rank: 4
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Insider: Jun 20, 2017 | Score: 92

A large, well-made torpedo whose even draw delivers big notes of chocolate and herbs with a long finish that hints of cinnamon. Bold and well balanced.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2015 | Score: 88

An oily torpedo whose first puffs are nutty and leathery with hints of maple and dried fruit, though the finish becomes a bit dry and chalky.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2014 | Score: 92

Nearly flawless in appearance, this pointy torpedo has a bit of a firm draw, but imparts plenty of leather and tea notes complemented by tangy, dried orange peel flavors, walnut notes and a spicy finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Oct 08, 2013 | Score: 92

Nearly flawless in appearance, this pointy torpedo has a bit of a firm draw, but imparts plenty of leather and tea notes complemented by tangy, dried orange peel flavors, walnut notes and a spicy finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jun 19, 2012 | Score: 87

Beautiful in appearance, this torpedo has a bit of a firm draw. It has powerful toasted almond and hickory flavors that lose intensity as the cigar is smoked.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2011 | Score: 88

A text-book example of perfect construction, from the belicoso's symmetry to its wrapper. First puffs show fruit and hickory before licorice flavor and green olive notes.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2007 | Score: 94

This attractive, oily torpedo is full of dynamic nut, wood and sweet cedar flavors that frame a substantial leather core. The finish is long and rich. Tasty and complex.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Sep 11, 2007 | Score: 94

This attractive, oily torpedo is full of dynamic nut, wood and sweet cedar flavors that frame a substantial leather core. The finish is long and rich. Tasty and complex.

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