Oliva Serie V Melanio

Robusto · 5 × 52 OSVMR

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This slow-burning Robusto, packaged in a box of 10, will leave you ample time to enjoy the complex flavors of wood, leather, coffee notes, and warm buttery toast. The lingering essence of sweet caramel adds another dimension to this award-winning smoke.

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5.00

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Amazing

ChrisK on 08/24/15

One of my favorites from Oliva ...great cigar all around ..after all cigar aficionado rated at the cigar of the year so you can take my opinion or there's


4.25

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very good

unknown on 04/13/15

Very nice cigar, good smooth draw, great smoke output. Solid cigar, not a bad price. First third was a little slow to get flavors, but opened up nicely the second and third.


4.75

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Oliva = quality

Cigarlovernj on 05/08/15

By far Oliva makes some of the best cigars. No surprise they were in cigar aficionados top 10. Love the Oliva series x as well.


4.25

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Melanio review

unknown on 04/13/15

Rich and creamy smoke. Very consistent flavor throughout the cigar. Lives up to the rest of the oliva name. Wouldn't hesitate to buy again


4.25

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Delicious

unknown on 04/13/15

Delicious strong and consistent smoke! These lead with a leathery sweetness and major strength. This leads to intense white pepper smoke, and the signature Nicaraguan flavor.


3.75

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Great!

unknown on 04/24/15

This cigar is great. It's one of my favorites. Always a go to in my humidor. It really really good.


4.50

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#1 of the year

unknown on 03/10/15

#1 cigar of the year from Cigar Aficionado. This is a great tasting cigar specially rolled in the factory. I would include it in my regular list of cigars.


4.25

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Good shit.

Prems28 on 05/08/15

This Cigar is an amazing blend of excellent tobacco leaves. The wow factor in this cigar starts with the packaging and then the smell of it. When' u light this cigar and smoke it its ought to give u a flavor of dark woods.


5.00

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Love this cigar!

TommyB on 03/01/15

I love this cigar. Billows of smoke from the get go. Well constructed, consistent from start to finish and from cigar to cigar. Easy lighting and even burning. Stays lit. Love the flavors, although I would consider it more of medium or medium to full bodied smoke than full bodied as indicated. This has become my new favorite. For context, some of my other favs include... Punch Rothschild EMS, My Father Flor de las Antillas Belicoso EMS, La Aroma de Cuba Robusto or Belicoso EMS, and the Edgar Hoill OSOK Travieso EMS (the one w/ the shaggy foot)


4.75

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Great!

Richburris66 on 06/18/15

This is a very full bodied cigar with a very distinct smoke. I enjoyed it very much and I mostly smoke full bodied cigars. This is probably more for the long time aficionado than a beginner.


2.75

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It's not bad

JARRELS92 on 06/18/15

I just prefer a darker smoke. It's pretty smooth. I'd buy another if I had a choose on a mild smoke. There at a decent price as well for the way they are made. Plus I'm still young and began with the sugar tipped acids. maybe the older I get the better I can take the flavors more serious. If any body has a opinion on how I should start with other brands please let me know. I'm very curious and willing to try new cigars. But overall I prefer a tobacco pipe with a woodsy taste on a nice cold day.


4.75

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Serie V Melanio by Oliva

64oldsguy on 06/17/15

The construction was very good on this cigar which led to an excellent burn and draw. While I don’t overvalue the appearance of cigars for reviews, this is an beautiful cigar to look at while smoking. I enjoyed the box press shape and the double bands aren’t overwhelming. Even though the Serie V Melanio reaches full strength by the end, novice and veteran smokers alike should be able to enjoy this vitola. Novice smokers may feel the need to put it down before reaching the last third, I don’t see that as a tremendous loss since the cigar displays it’s full array of quality flavors in the first 2/3rds. The abundance of quality flavors in this cigar is not to be taken lightly. However, I feel the presentation of them fell somewhat short of what I expected. The Serie V Melanio presented various flavors that I enjoy but the proper dosage of them was incorrect, at least for me. This might correct itself in a different size or with more time to rest. I’ve seen this cigar rated very highly from various reputable cigar reviewers online and while my experience was enjoyable, I wouldn’t quite put it on the same level as the other reviews. My only assumption (take this with a grain of salt) is the cigars reviewed by me were purchased at local cigar store while the others were given a single cigar at the 2012 IPCPR. From past experience, blends do change from the IPCPR to what is sold to retailers on occasion. I had to make a decision between purchasing the Serie V or Serie V Melanio, which would I choose? Both of them. They are two different cigars with two different wrappers. They don’t smoke similar in flavor nor look similar in appearance so I feel they fill the needs of different niches. In my limited experience, I find the Serie V more enjoyable but I haven’t quite tried the various sizes offered in the Melanio so take that as my initial assessment. While the price point may be higher than most people are comfortable paying, I certainly feel it’s a cigar worth trying. I plan to keep maybe a “fiver” on hand to see how they age even though a box would only be a ten count.


4.25

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Oliva Melanio

seagar83 on 06/15/15

Creamy smoke with notes of coffee bean, leather, chocolate and a little bit of spice. First third opens up with spice and chocolate. Draw is nice and the burn is consistant. Upon the second third the smoke starts to give notes of leather and earth. Burn is still even and never touched it up with the lighter yet. Final third the smoke was getting a little hot from the draw, but never got bitter and burned flawless until the very end. Would smoke again for sure !


4.50

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Great cigar

jessicamcantor74 on 06/15/15

One of the few that truly can be savored !! Magnificent! A perfect balance with some sweet notes very nicely priced as well for the quality.


5.00

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Good Stick

SmokeEm! on 06/14/15

One of my favorites. This is always a consistent smoke. Medium to Full flavor. Spice notes that carry through the entire smoke. I recommend this Cigar to the novice and the aficionado. From sitting on your porch or being out on the golf course this is an every day cigar for every man and woman.


4.50

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good smoke

ChargerDad on 08/21/15

Enjoyed this medium bodied smoke. Burn was consistent and the flavor was excellent. I will certainly buy more of these.


5.00

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Awesome Cigar

Lefty6pack on 08/21/15

I LOVE this cigar!!!! This Cigar is a very smooth Cigar with lots of great flavor. It's a great cigar with a darker beer or a nice scotch. If you are looking for a great 2 hour cigar that is just as good on your last draw as your first choose this cigar. You won't be disappointed. Buy it from JR cigars !!!


4.50

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Olivia V Melanio

xBloodlessx on 08/21/15

This is an amazing stick. It's full of delicious flavors. This cigar was rated #1 in cigar aficionado's cigars of the year 2014 and definitely lives up to its name.


5.00

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Nice

Bruno on 08/20/15

A buddy gave me one of these on the golf course yesterday, wow, pleasantly surprised, flavor all the way down to the end. Highly recommend


5.00

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Amazing!

Phan8924 on 08/20/15

Best of 2014 and easy to see why. What a great smoke. Full but not over powering. You can enjoy the cigar right down to the numb. Amazing