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Stogie Reviews: Oliva Serie G Cameroon Toro

26 Mar 2008

Oliva Serie G Cameroon ToroDon’t be too quick to clip and light this Cameroon-wrapped cigar. If you do, you’ll miss the chance to enjoy its delicious, mouth-watering pre-light aroma. It’s a great start for a fine cigar.

While much of the cigar industry often seems focused on producing limited edition sticks at higher and higher prices, Oliva continues to offer cigars that are not just easy on the wallet, but excellent in quality regardless of price. If you are a Cameroon fan, as I am, it’s hard to believe that you can buy this six inch by 50 ring gauge smoke for around $3.25.

After that wonderful aroma, the initial taste is smooth and a little spicy. That quickly settles down and the creamy smoke becomes toasty and almost buttery. About halfway down, a little leather and cocoa waft in and out. The smoke is plentiful. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a better complement to a cup of coffee.

In addition to the African Cameroon wrapper, this Toro features a Cuban-seed Habano binder and a Nicaraguan Habano filler – just like the “Special” vitola. Construction is excellent. I wasn’t surprised when the delicate wrapper developed a couple of small splits, but I was pleased that the burn went past them without a problem.

With a tobacco history going back more than 120 years in Cuba, the Oliva family is proud of their heritage and the cigars they make. Last year, Cigar Aficionado (which consistently praises Oliva) reported that the company makes about 5.5 million Oliva cigars annually at its Estelí factory. I’d recommend they crank out a few more of these wonderful Cameroons.

I give the Oliva Serie G Cameroon Toro four and ½ out of five stogies.

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George E

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15 Responses to “Stogie Reviews: Oliva Serie G Cameroon Toro”

  1. Jon N. Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 4:43 am #

    Great review! And for anyone reading this, it's definitely worth checking out Oliva cigars if you haven't already.

    Oliva is an excellent maker whose low-key marketing approach often causes the brand to go unnoticed. But you really can't do much better than an Oliva at Oliva's price range. I'm constantly amazed that these cigars are offered at such a low price point.

  2. Mac and Nudo Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 5:44 am #

    One of my favorite everyday smokes. Almost time to buy another box…

  3. Lisa B. Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 5:35 pm #

    I enjoyed reading your review. I just love Oliva cigars. The quality, value and consistency you get with their cigars is unsurpassed. I always try to keep several varieties of Oliva cigars in my humidor because I know I can rely on them to taste great.

  4. Joe Brown Thursday, February 5, 2009 at 6:30 pm #

    Agree with the 4.5 stogies. Just finished smoking this in a torpedo. No burn problems, just a minor split toward the end. Really a great cigar, especially for the price, paid $4.40 at my local tobacconist. Definitely a cigar to have in the humidor.

  5. OlivaSerieV Monday, August 10, 2009 at 8:58 pm #

    I smoke the Torpedo G all the time. When you are craving that Cameroon taste these really hit the spot and are priced so that every cigar smoker can enjoy them. Great review!

  6. Ron Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 4:48 pm #

    Just finished up a toro minutes ago. This was easily one of the best sticks I've had. As a novice, this is my first camaroon wrap and the flavor was richer and more consistent than most I've had. It hard to say if this was THE best however; I smoke so infrequently.

  7. Nathan Friday, December 14, 2012 at 10:54 am #

    I've decided that I'm going to choose this as my first cigar from what others have told me and from your review.

    Thanks

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