Torpedo 6 X 56
Filler: Jalapa Valley Ligeros
Background: Oliva Serie V is a high rated, proven powerhouse. It has earned 92 and 94 ratings by Cigar Aficianado in 2007 and 2008 as well as two top 25 Cigars of the Year awards. It has also been rated 94 twice by Cigar Insider.
The wrapper is smooth, vein free and has a nice oily sheen to it. The construction is always on par with any of the Oliva lines. I’m very excited to smoke this since i haven’t had one for quite some time. The draw is smooth and easy, toasting the foot is leaving some pepper/spice on my lips. It is definately full bodied and full flavored, but well balanced. As their slogan says… “Where strength and smoothness meet.” As you continue smoking, you will find it smoothing out and less of the subtle peppery kick that was there at the beginning. But the best part of the “V” is the end as it becomes more intense. I don’t find this to be as complex as some others, but it is consistant and an overall very enjoyable smoke. If you like full bodied, you have to try this.