Oliva cigars have always been known for high quality and complex flavors. Under J. Cortes, this remains true and tested by even the most discerning cigar enthusiasts. Today, we’ll go over the Oliva Serie G Churchill. With an authentic African Cameroon wrapper, sun-grown binders, and fillers from Nicaragua, the Oliva Serie G Churchill is a reliable go-to cigar for any palate.
Wrapper: African Cameroon
Pricing: $172.20 (Box of 20) $6.89 (per stick)
First Impression: My first exposure to this cigar was several years ago (2008). Back then, I was a rookie smoker with very little experience, and I honestly didn’t know what to expect. I picked up this cigar as part of a sampler and was reminded of how amazing this stick was. It was a deep coffee brown color, slightly rough in texture, and presented with a tight bounce when squeezed. All my memories from my initial encounter flooded back, and I knew I was in for a good time.
Lighting, Draw, and Burn: I simply peeled back the cap and began my cold draw process. The Cameroon Wrapper was a little sweet on the lips, and the cold draw was that of coffee with a subtle hint of cocoa. The draw itself was clear and free of any obvious plugs. I utilized wooden matches for this cigar and toasted the foot. This process did take a while, but it was worth it. The burn was even, and the ash was relatively white in color.
Flavor: The flavor remained of cocoa and coffee, but now there was a cedar component added as the cigar went into its second third. The smoke was on the thicker and creamier side, which coated my palate nicely. Toward the end, I noticed a nice clean finish, and it left me very happy.
Final Thoughts: Oliva cigars have always been dependable, and the Serie G is no exception. This cigar is perfect as an after-dinner smoke or just lounging around sipping coffee. The overall flavors were balanced and even throughout the cigar, I recommend this to any cigar enthusiast.