|Wrapper Origin: Ecuadorian||Shape: Lancero|
|Length: 7||Ring: 38|
|Color: Natural||List Price: $299 (Box of 36)|
|Origin: Nicaragua||Strength: Full|
Cigar Aficionado Rating: 94 points
It’s not usual for long thin cigars to end up in the top 10 list of Cigar Afficionado, but the Oliva Serie V Lancero always manage to win. It was number 3 in the Top 25 list of Cigar Aficionado in 2017. In 2019, the Lancero ended at the 6th spot for best cigar. Thanks to its intensity and full flavors. The cigar is made in Nicaragua. The Lancero represents everything that cigar afficionados love about the Serie V line. The only difference is that all of these are packed in a slender shape which results in a more dense and enhanced smoke that strikes the center of the tongue with a full earthy note and later on spreads wonderfully on one’s palate teasing flavors of nutmeg, chocolate with almonds, and pistachios.
The Lancero due to its slender form is not one of the best sellers in the market. The market favors more the thick shaped cigars, but Oliva still continues to produce Lancero due to its consistency. It is completely Nicaraguan but it’s the wrapper that contributes a large role to the general effects of the cigar.
The Lancero is also popular for its special use of the Jalapa Valley ligero. This gives Oliva its signature leather and spice along with cedar and hints of sweetness. Oliva Serie V Lancero is a full-bodied cigar that is great to smoke right out of the box. It also aged well because of its full-bodied profile and all the flavors that compose it. The foot of the cigar is a mix of spice, leather, herbs, and pepper which are rendered smoothly and clean ensuring a total smoking pleasure.
The Oliva is a well-reputed manufacturer of cigars. Its cigars are priced right, and it is universally recognized as an excellent cigar for those who are looking for a full-strength cigar. It is also great for those who are just starting the hobby of smoking cigars. The Lancero is not to be enjoyed when your stomach is empty. The cigar feels firm and on top of it is an excellent triple cap. If you are a smoker who is after an unusual hard punch, this is the cigar for you.