Oliva Serie V Review

Brand: Oliva                                         Country: Nicaragua
Size: Diadema 7 x 49                          Wrapper: Habano Sun Grown
Price: $8.00 (Buy)

Oliva Serie V Review

The Label Factor:

Outside of the Melanio, the Oliva Serie V is my favorite label in the Oliva Serie…series? If you take a look at the Serie O and Serie G, it becomes clear that the V is a premium stick. With richer colors and a larger label, the V obtains a higher level of polish than it’s cheaper brothers and sisters.

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La Gloria Cubana Serie R Edicion Limitada 2011 Review

Brand: La Gloria Cubana                              Country:  Dominican Republic
Size: Figurado 6 1/2 x 49                             Wrapper:  Ecuadorian Sumatra
Price: N/A

La Gloria Cubana Serie R Edicion Limitada 2011 Review

The Label Factor:

I have to be honest here; I’ve never really liked La Gloria Cubana labels. The woman on the label reminds me a bit of Amelia Bedelia.  Aside from that nit pick, I do like what they have done with the Edicion Limitada 2011. The glossy second band adds some nice flair to the label, giving it a premium look that I assume they were going for. I do wonder, though, why don’t the reds match?

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Opus X XXX Belicoso Review

Brand: Fuente                           Country:  Dominican Republic
   Size: 4 5/8 x 49                     Wrapper:  Habano
 Price: $10.25

Opus X XXX Belicoso Review

The Label Factor:

This is it.  This is the one label to rule them all.  When I dream about cigars, this is the label I see.  Maybe it’s the reputation this cigar has or the hype surrounding it, but in my opinion, the Opus X line has THE quintessential cigar label.

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Partagás Cifuentes Diciembre Review!

Brand:  Partagás                Country: Dominican Republic
   Size:  Robusto 5.5×49    Wrapper: Corojo
 Price:  $5.70

The Label Factor:

Well, thanks goodness for random samplers, because I never would have purchased this cigar on it’s own, purely because of the underwhelming label. First of all, it’s ugly. Second of all, there are several paragraphs of Spanish text that I don’t understand and I am programmed to dislike what I don’t understand. In a nutshell, ugly label. BUT! This turned out to be a pretty enjoyable smoke, especially considering the price I paid: $0.33. This was one of three cigars from a CI sampler for $1. A cigar would have to be pretty bad for me to think it wasn’t worth $.33.

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