Oliva Serie V Figurado Cigar Review

by Jesse on July 4, 2007

Oliva Serie V Figurado CigarThe Oliva Serie V is a blend of Nicaraguan long filler with Jalapa Valley ligero and a Habano Sun Grown Wrapper. The cigar is blended to be full bodied while still being a smooth flavorful smoke. I spoke with Sam from Oliva Cigars at last Party Source event and he had nothing but good things to say about this cigar.

The Figurado is a work of art I sat for a few minutes just admiring the craftsmanship displayed in this beauty. The size is a daunting 6×60 and combined with the ligero filler I was a bit nervous about smoking it. The wrapper was smooth with very fine veins and had a nice heft to it. The draw was a bit tight to start because of the unique shape, but opened up nicely once lit.

The cigar opened up nicely with a good amount of smoke once I got past the tip into a nice even burn. The smoothness definitely isn’t hype, this is by far the smoothest full bodied cigar I’ve smoked. I could smoke these cigars for the next two years and keep finding new flavors in them. The base is definitely coffee and dark chocolate as described on Oliva’s site, and a bit on the earthy side. The cigar started with a bit of pepper and sweetened up as it progressed with a hint of clove. I think I picked up a hint of caramel also, but that could have been from my drink.

Oliva has made another fantastic cigar with the Serie V. The ligero does give it a bit of a kick so take it slow. I’m really impressed with the complexity and smoothness of this full bodied cigar. Rating 9 out of 10.

Check out my new review of the Oliva Serie V Lancero.


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Matt Caruso (The Daily Doormatt) July 9, 2007 at 3:49 pm

Hey man, I am meeting Jose Oliva and smoking a few of these on Thursday night in Fume in Montlclair. Love the write up, looking forward to smoking this. I actually emailed one of CA’s editors and asked them how they liked the Series V.

“It a winner.”

Says it all.

Take care man,



Cigar Jack July 9, 2007 at 4:23 pm

I tried to talk with him when he was here, but he was kept busy by a few other people that night.


chad August 2, 2007 at 9:52 pm

hey thanks for the great review of the serie v. i have the figurado and also a robusto sized one in my humidor and am eagerly awaiting the opportunity to try each of these cigars as i have heard nothing but great things about them. my only fear is that i’ll love it, because they seem a bit difficult to find. CJ


Jesse August 2, 2007 at 10:21 pm

They will be hard to fine for a couple more months. After the RTDA show they should be more readily available.


ezmoney5150 September 7, 2008 at 2:01 pm

This is one of my favorite lines of cigars. I love ligero. That in your face pepper you get in the first third is what brings me back every time. The figurado shape is just awesome. You know a talented roller rolled that cigar.


Matt - reviewcigars.blogspot.com January 27, 2010 at 7:40 pm

I might catch a little hate mail with this one. But I don’t care for the Oliva Series V. check out my review at http://reviewcigars.blogspot.com/2010/01/oliva-series-v.html#links

Hey cigarjack – I’ve got you linked to my site. If you could add mine that be awesome. email me at measter29@gmail.com Thanks alot!


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