Oliva Cigars set the premium cigar world ablaze in 2007 with the introduction of their now-legendary Oliva Serie V cigar, setting itself apart as the most full-bodied blend by the Olivas to date. It was only one year later that maduro fanatics' dreams were answered, with Oliva launching the Oliva Serie V Maduro Especial.
This cigar began as a limited affair, offered as a special treat on an annual basis. This release strategy continued for an impressive 11 years before the company decided the blend had earned its place in their core stable. No longer do Maduro-crazed smokers need to wait for the once-rare Oliva Serie V Maduro sighting, stocking up as if it were a winter's rations of nuts... No, these dark beauties are now yours for the taking!
Oliva Serie V Maduro Especial features the same high-priming all-Nicaraguan binder/fillers as the traditional Oliva Serie V. But the two cigars (logically) differ in the wrapper department, with Oliva replacing the Ecuadorian leaf of the original with a hearty Mexican San Andrés maduro leaf. This translates to a medium-full intensity, offering classic Nicaraguan spice and earth, joined by complexities of freshly roasted coffee beans, hickory, candied nuts, and rich cocoa.