Cain Habano Torpedo by Oliva

It is the dream of all full bodied smoke lover to have a straight ligero cigar and that’s it. i was very happy to know that Oliva have made such a cigar because i loved the series V they made. I’ve got couple of these Habano and another couple of the maduro virgin and both were torpero since i prefer this king of Vitola. I’ve yet smoke the habano and here what i found:
 
Wrapper: Habano
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan (Jalapa, Esteli, Condega)

Initial thoughts:

Very will made stick with very nice and oily habano wrapper that has little veins. The draw is the best could happens that delivers a mild tobacco hints and pepper notes. The burn was very good and the ash is spectacular.

1st:

Mild to medium smoke at 1st few puffs contains ligero pepper. Half an inch down the smoke started to get more interesting with some flavors of sweet pepper and little bit of earth. Leather notes shows on the back of the smoke with straight medium body smoke by the end of this third.

2nd:

The smoke became sweeter with more tobacco and pepper flavor. Its already full by the half way point. Some caramel like sweetness with earth and pepper and no more.

3rd:

When i started this third The smoke started to get bitter, hot and unpleasant. it was very sad it goes in the wrong direction so I’ll be ending here.
Final thoughts:
I don’t really now if it was a bad luck with the two cigars i had of it was the ligero couldn’t go very well. how ever it is a disappointing and very sad. any ways i may give it another chance but not very soon. The next post will be about the Maduro virgin and hopefully it perform better.
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5 Responses to “Cain Habano Torpedo by Oliva”

  1. Sounds like an interesting smoke up to the last third. Full bodied cigars should get richer in the last third, not bitter. I think I’ll pass on this one and stick with the Serie V. Thanks for the review!

  2. How can an all ligero cigar be mild to medium?

    All of the power of any cigar comes from the ligero leaf.

    • This is what lift me disappointed. Even i had a bad luck or the ligero just didn’t work together. I’ve smoked the LDF Double ligero and its way stronger and flavor full. If you ever tried this cigar please let me know what do you think.
      Thanks for comment.

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