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bopmachine
16-10-2010, 05:02 PM
I smoked a very nice Oliva G on Friday compliments of the bomb from Aussiewaz.

On pulling it out of the humi I immediately noticed the nice dark and oily maduro wrapper. Bringing it to my nose revealed a spiciness I've come to associate with tobacco from Nicaragua. The pre-light draw had definite tones of wood and leather, with hints of cocoa.

It took to lighting very easily and right from the start produced voluminous lovely smoke, of the kind I tend to associate with Bolivar puros.

After the first third all of the spiceness went away and had lovely flavours of cocoa and coffee, still plenty of smoke just right for blowing smoke rings for my daughter to shoot with her water gun (another of her favourite past-times).

It was smooth all the way through. I normally do a hot purge by the last third, but found with the oliva I never needed to. No tar buildup, and no extra heat in the draw even when nubbed.

The only drawback to the the G was an incredible craving for an after eight mint it left me with. i had to go to the shops immediatly for them and further enjoy my evening with that and an expresso!

All in all a very fine smoke that in my opinion is right up there with my favourite ISOM puros.

Thanx Aussiewaz!

PS sorry no photos, I was in pure enjoyment mode on friday and wasnt thinking of posting a review when I smoked it!

Soulmanure
16-10-2010, 05:07 PM
Great review, Bopster. I've only had the V line, but sounds like the G's might be worth a go, though if you dug that, I think the V will Bol you over, so to speak.

bopmachine
16-10-2010, 05:10 PM
Great review, Bopster. I've only had the V line, but sounds like the G's might be worth a go, though if you dug that, I think the V will Bol you over, so to speak.

I see what you did there :rock:

Simon-JG-hr
16-10-2010, 05:56 PM
Nice review bop! I've never seen an Oliva without a beautiful, oily wrapper. They know how to make a cigar look like the dog's knackers. :thumb:

neilini
16-10-2010, 05:59 PM
Nice review Bop,my next purchase is going to be the oliva v 5 pack sampler so im glad you have confirmed the reputation of the maker as a good one

Lee Nub
16-10-2010, 06:34 PM
That's a great review Bop, I love the Oliva line, I have a good few in my humi and a great boxed sampler that Ron sent me

tippexx
17-10-2010, 08:36 AM
Nice review Bop. I've a V in the humi .... might just have to give it flame this week.

davidruddell
17-10-2010, 08:56 AM
Nice review Bop, have only had a couple of Olivas (G&V) couldn't agree with you more, very refined NC.

Aussiewaz
17-10-2010, 08:57 AM
Glad you enjoyed it mate as I keep them here as everyday smokes for the reasons you stated. Now, on to the O. LOL

G-man
17-10-2010, 09:27 AM
Oliva is a top notch cigar co. The price point on their line is easy on the pocket and truly one of the best of the best :41: