Serie V No. 4 (Corona)

Vitola: Corona
Length: 5.0
Gauge: 43

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Sun Grown
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaragua
Factory: Tabacalera Oliva de Nicaragua S.A.
Country: Nicaragua
Purchase Source: Timber Valley Tobacco
Date Purchased: December 3, 2018
Price: $7.25
Date Smoked: October 18, 2019

Serie V No. 4 (Corona)


Although this has been a humidor staple for many that I know, this is the first one for me. It’s supposed to be the strongest of Oliva’s offerings because of the top-priming Nicaraguan Habano seed sun-grown wrapper.

Because of the small size of the Oliva Serie V No. 4 (Corona), I decide to straight-cut it. On the cold draw earthy tobacco, so far so good.

Once lit, I am enjoyed to detect aged tobacco and a “little” spice on the retrohale that by the end of the first third was almost brings tears to my eyes. There’s great smoke production from this little cigar, so I’m looking forward to this journey as the black pepper builds and lingers.

I think I might be picking up some bad habits; it hasn’t been that long and I’m almost at the halfway point. The leather starts to appear along with a decent production of peppery smoke still holding on. I need to slow down.

At. Last third and there aren’t any real transitions to speak of, but there’s plenty to keep me happy if you like a peppery cigar, this one is for you.

If I were planning long-term, I might purchase a few more to lay down and rest for a while; we’ll see, I have another to taste test.

Stay Smokey
Stay Chill

The Experience

Ash: Even
Draw: Perfect
Smoke Output: Thick
Flavor: Earthy
Strength: Medium
Body: Medium/Full
Finish: Complex
Value: Fair
Overall Rating (1-5): 3

The Cigar

Chocolate: 2
Coffee: 2
Cream: 2
Earthy: 3
Leather: 1
Pepper: 4