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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Xikar HC Habano² Review

Brand: Xikar                                            Country:  Honduras/Nicaragua
   Size: 5 x 50                                          Wrapper:  Ecuadorian Habano 2000
 Price: $6.75 (Buy)

Xikar HC Habano Review

The Label Factor:

This label does a great job of putting me in a vacation mindset. I guess it’s the HC palm tree logo that transports me to a warm, tropical island where the drinks are plentiful and the bikinis are skimpy.The beach frame of mind goes perfectly with this cigar.

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CAO Escaparate Columbia Review

Brand: CAO                                          Country:  Columbia
   Size: Belicoso 6 1/8″ x 52                 Wrapper:  Habano
 Price: $13.00

CAO Columbia Review

The Label Factor:

The CAO Columbia follows the same pattern as the Brazilia (and the America/Italia) here and it works. By using the colors of the Columbian flag, you get a really slick label with vibrant colors. The second band, displaying the name of the B&M where the stick is sold, does a great job of giving the whole cigar a premium look. I don’t know what it takes as a B&M to get your name printed on the label, but I would imagine CAO doesn’t do this for just anyone. For science, I will investigate as to whether they will manufacture a Cigar Nubs line of the CAO Columbia.

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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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