Cigar Aficionado

Oliva Serie V Lancero
Lancero
91
points
Nicaragua
Nicaragua
38 38
Medium
Medium
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 Insider: Jun 20, 2017 | Score: 90

There's a pleasant contrast of acidity and sweetness with each puff. Coffee bean notes and touches of green apple develop a ripe fruit and fresh tobacco finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2017 | Score: 90

There's a pleasant balance in this cigar between bright acidity and sweetness. Roasted coffee bean notes and touches of tart green apple develop a ripe fruit and fresh tobacco finish.

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