Oliva Serie V Melanio cigars are named for Melanio Oliva, believed to be the first Oliva patriarch to grow tobacco in Cuba. The fillers consist of only the longest aged Nicaraguan estate-grown Habano ligero, known for its robust flavor, with an extra port
After a month at about 69% RH and 69° F this exhibited an excellent draw through... more
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.
Stefan in City by the Bay
"Outstanding construction "
Interestingly this was a wee different than the 5x52. Better build, and thus wit... more
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...less
Stefan in City by the Bay
"Worst cigar I have ever had "
I was looking forward to these having had other Oliva Cigars. This is the worst ... more
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.less
Douglas in New Zealand
"Thank you may I have another!? "
This stick was incredible! Extremely tasty. Every two or three draws the complex... more
This stick was incredible! Extremely tasty. Every two or three draws the complexity kept coming and flavors kept changing. Perfect draw and burn with an intoxicating aroma. My only regret is that I wish it didn't have to end. less
Brian in MA
"Great Smoke "
Great cigar, I consider this a far better smoke than the Oliva G. The G is a gre... more
Great cigar, I consider this a far better smoke than the Oliva G. The G is a great smoke but this V Melanio is even better hands down. Only down fall to this cigar is the limited run.less
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