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Oliva Serie V Melanio Reviews

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Oliva Serie V Melanio Torpedo
"Best Tobacco Ever Tasted"
I have given this cigar my top smoke of the decade award. After smoking my third box it is my go-to cigar for the ultimate smoking experience. The construction is impeccable thus the draw is effortless and full. I am amazed at the consistency from this maker. The flavor is full, nutty and sweet. Complex flavor profile yet simply elegant and enjoyable on the mouth. The burn on this bad boy is a true ring from start to finish with a firm ash. I can find nothing wanting in smoking this sensual lady of a cigar.
Luigi in Virginia June 15, 2014
Oliva Serie V Melanio Petit Corona
"Thin flavors"
After a month at about 69% RH and 69° F this exhibited an excellent draw through a bullet hole, and a solid burnline. Full in terms of strength, but mild-to-medium flavor-wise, showing mostly hints of wood that paired alright with an Amontillado sherry. Burned for about 40 minutes. I do prefer the flavor profile of the Robusto without doubt. 90+ points
Stefan in City by the Bay May 15, 2014
Oliva Serie V Melanio Petit Corona
"Outstanding construction"
Interestingly this was a wee different than the 5x52. Better build, and thus with a longer lasting burn. Showing more focused flavors as well: woodsy during the first third, more floral during the second. Nutty aftertaste. Burned for about 50 minutes. Outstanding overall, but I missed the airy floral aromatics of the Robusto. Now I m curious about the Figurado...
Stefan in City by the Bay April 16, 2014
Oliva Serie V Melanio 2013 Torpedo
"Sweet smoke, literally!!!"
I m a huge fan of the Serie V, so I may be a tad biased, but the Melanio is top notch. Love the natural, but the maduro adds that little sweet touch. So smooth, great aroma, excellent burn, just the right resistance on the draw. A definite stick to try if you re a maduro fan. Happy smoking!!
Marty in Chicago April 10, 2014
Oliva Serie V Melanio 2013 Torpedo
"yuck"
I did not like this cigar. it had no flavor, imho. I will stick to rocky patel patel bros.
bob in ak April 2, 2014
Oliva Serie V Melanio Robusto
"Good tobacco but.."
...it s really more of a medium than a full cigar. After two months at about 69% RH this got hard -- almost as hard as the Master Blends 3 I recently got from Famous, but less tightly packed. Strong Ligero during the first third, and then the wood flavor finally kicked in on the second third. Overall, I found this to have more nicotine and less flavor than the MB3, which I prefer. Much less floral notes if at all than two months ago. 98 points for the construction + 89 for the flavor = 90 points final score. At the end of the night, I found myself wanting more body, so I lid up a Padilla La Reserva.
Stefan in City by the Bay February 26, 2014
Oliva Serie V Melanio Petit Corona
"Worst cigar I have ever had"
I was looking forward to these having had other Oliva Cigars. This is the worst cigar I Have ever had. Dry, bland, and one dimensional. I hope that it was a dud and the other 9 will be ok. Great packaging, there was even a hydration pack in the box between two wood layers. Shame the cigar wasn t so good. Such a letdown after having cain nubs, and the other nubs. no creaminess, such a shame, hope a few months in the humidor and they maybe will come right.
Douglas in New Zealand January 22, 2014
Oliva Serie V Melanio Robusto
"Strong, medium-full Ligero"
One month later, and after having spent the last week at 55% RH, this aged tobacco stick still tastes green, with the nicotine from the Ligero overwhelming any flavors during the first third, after which flavors of toasted almonds and walnuts emerged, and then sandalwood around the middle. The smoke isn t drying, but the nicotine demands water. Felt a little wet , and draw was a tad tighter than preferred. Almost went out on me twice in the beginning, and then finally on the second half -- surprising given that it s loosely packed. Turns bitter at the nub. Need to wait another 3 months before trying again, and maybe dry box at 50% for two weeks. Best enjoyed on a clean palate. Burns fast, but very cleanly, and I love the shape and size.
Stefan January 6, 2014
Oliva Serie V Melanio Robusto
"Needs time"
Medium body, full strength. The ligero was strong from the get-go, which is good, because the stick burnt a little fast I thought. Flavors of sandalwood during the first half, with floral aromatics on the retrohale. Past the mid-point it started exhibiting burnt caramel and some bitter leaf tannin as well. Finish was rather throughout. I liked that the smoke wasn t too smelly. Not very complex right now -- I think these need a few months in the humidor.
Stefan December 8, 2013
Oliva Serie V Melanio Churchill
"Nice Cigar But Not As Good As The Original V"
Like most Oliva cigars, the Melanio smokes very well. Especially for a box press. Full bodied but somewhat one dimensional. Nice cigar but it doesn t wow in the flavor department.
Btg in Michigan November 30, 2013
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