The Oliva Serie V Melanio 7x50, in Churchill, is a cigar that?s sure to please even the most demanding smoker. It comes in with a very glove soft tan wrapper smelling like chocolate and hay with a very nice double cap. It?s a very good looking box pressed stick that?s nice and spongy to the touch. Fresh off the light it gives a very soft, creamy textured smoke with a nice aged tobacco flavor with a note of chocolate. Perfect draw and short finish with a medium body. 15 minutes in almost an inch down, I?m getting very smooth soft earth, cream flavor, and a hint of chocolate that blends in through the finish. 45 minutes in getting a bit of a transition and a nice complex blend of flavors. On the draw is a chocolate, caramel sweetness, with a slightly sweet almost salty coffee that comes in on the finish with the chocolate that also blends through with the coffee. Construction so far is perfect. 1 hour in almost to the first band and giving a small shift in flavor has taken place. The salt in the coffee is gone, the caramel is almost gone, and the chocolate is still blending with the coffee. The profile of the flavors are getting richer while keeping the elegant smoothness of the smoke. Construction and draw are both still perfect. 1 hour 25 minutes in it decided to go out. Very odd and an unexpected surprise. No tunneling or anything like that going on. After the relight the coffee and chocolate are still going strong and a bit of a cream flavor has now came back into the mix. 1 hour 50 minutes in ash fell of in a solid chunk. Burn got a little uneven, but self corrected and no need for a touch up. So far the coffee and chocolate are still blending and now a nice nut flavour has come in. I?m almost detecting a hint of vanilla on the finish. Still a solid medium body. Both bands came off the cigar with no damage to the wrapper. 2 hours 25 minutes in the coffee and nut is the only thing left and they hold through the finish. Everything is perfect about this smoke other than the minor relight issue. Conclusion: Please give these a try. A great almost desert like stick. No complaints at all. I will be buying these in the future. -Fecto
Love the Oliva series.was looking for the 2017 double robusto, received the Melanio... my error. However I m happy to have made the error. A stornger smoke than I normally like, but still wonderful. Still prefer the 2017 double robusto - but on nights I kick it up a notch - this is my cigar.
Got two of these in a sampler and I smoked the first one just to try it out and it s now my favorite smoke. Wish they weren t so damn pricey cuz if your like me you can t just buy a box or even a five pack of these that often. So I m gonna cherish every one I have now. Which isn t hard to do with how great they are. The 1st 3rd of the stick gives off a very pleasant chocolate and coffee flavor. Very creamy, at this point razor sharp burn as well. Ash held on about 2 inches before coming off. 2nd third has a little bit of pepper on the finish but still a sweet chocolate flavor. But not like a dark chocolate, more like a milk chocolate. Not getting very much coffee at this point. Very light flavor, not a punch too the mouth at all. Still razor sharp burn, flawless construction. Into the final 3rd now, pepper is gone completely. Replaced with a slight tingle on the tongue without the pepper taste. I am still getting a milk chocolate flavor. Do have a drink on hand because his smoke does cause a dry mouth. Not a cottonmouth but right on border. A little bit of a nutty flavor towards the end but the milk chocolate seems persistent on staying, which is no problem as it s very pleasant. The tongue tingle is entirely gone now. It states it s a full body but I personally thinks it s more of a medium/full. As for me it doesn t quite ever push into that full range. After about 2 hours and 10 minutes I finished the cigar. Be prepared for a long quality smoke. I mean really this stick screams quality. Sorry for the text wall but a great cigar deserves a proper review. Thanks for reading.
I just love these cigars. Perfect size, well constructed, and just a great smoke. This is one of my favorite cigars. Never disappoints. Will keep a good stock of these in my humi. Perfect burn, excellent draw. Just plain yummy!
This cigar gets a 100 because it is perfection in all categories. It will always be in my stash and is a match for high end scotch whiskey. Worth every penny....never disappoints.......
Had it when golfing, what an excellent cigar! Quality build, mild but flavorful, slow even burn, creamy, chocolate, cedar, a bit peppery, wonderful smoke, love every bit of it.
My favorite by far. Consistent high quality smoke, good draw and excellent burn. Particularly like the Double Toro.
Excellent draw and construction and great flavor. Not a bad stick in the box.
Delicious cigar! Beautiful construction! Perfect blends and aromas! Will purchase again!
What do you want to hear? Great, Fantastic, Stupendous. These cigars are, get them while we can.
I was tempted to try these about 4 months ago. This has become my everyday go to cigar. If I have the time the double Toro is my favorite. Draws great. Slow and even burn. easy to hold and smoke till the very end. If I am short on time I smoke the Robusto. There is nothing not to like about these sticks