did anyone ever hear of this before.....
Everyone and their sister is looking for Oliva Serie 'V'. Why? Well, it received a 94 rating in Cigar Aficionado a while ago, it is relatively difficult to get, and it is made by one of the best manufacturers in the world - Oliva. Oh, and most important - it is an amazing cigar through and through. In fact, this cigar pretty much revolutionized the way we as cigar smokers look at 'full-bodied' cigars. No longer will we accept strength for the sake of strength - no way. Give me a full-bodied cigar that is SMOOTH, BALANCED, and FLAVORFUL. That's just what you get with the 'V'.
What's my point? Is this deal on Serie 'V'? Well no... not exactly. Here's what I have for you this week, and it may be the sleeper deal of the year.
I have a batch of cigars from Oliva that are very similar to the Serie 'V'. They offer a Habano wrapper and all Nicaraguan fillers like the 'V', but these are box-pressed and unbanded. They won't make more of these (I think because they are dedicating so much of their resources on the Serie 'V') so I'm not going to bother banding these and coming up with a fancy name. I'm just going to let you have first shot at these 5-year-aged, diamonds in the rough.
Medium-bodied, these are toasty with hints of oak, almonds, and cedar. Just a hint of chocolate on the finish. SMOOTH, BALANCED, and FLAVORFUL.
Oliva Unbanded Factory Mega-Sampler 20 cigars
5 robusto (5x50)
5 toro (6x50)
5 torpedo (6x52)
5 churchill (7x50)
2 for $59.95 (40 cigars!)