From the construction to the flavor to the quantity of smoke, the Oliva Serie V Melanio robusto will always be stocked in my desktop humidor. Quite the transitional cigar! I was thinking more of non-Cubans, but I probably should have said simply that the Melanio’s 50 ring gauge is a tad larger than that of the traditional Churchill and let it go at that. The Nicaraguan smoke represents the pinnacle of achievement for Oliva Cigar Co. Oliva Serie V Melanio Churchill 17 Oct This addition to the line that introduced many smokers to Oliva comes after years of rumors. This cigar struck me as a great, old-fashioned smoke, one your grandfather would have enjoyed and you will, too. It’s a classic smoke.
Though I drank Perrier with this smoke, I would highly recommend a single malt whisky such as a Macallan Verdict Overall, I would give this cigar a 9. About Patrick A’s Articles. This robusto is gorgeous, in the way it feels, looks and tastes. So if you like your cigars to build in strength, this little corona size might be a good one to try! Looks like great minds think alike! Winning Cigar of the Year in , the figurado vitola was a force to be reckoned with. Nicaraguan tobacco helped Oliva survive.
Business was tough in those days, and Oliva struggled. Another job the Melanio accomplished was to get me smoking an Oliva again after a long, long layoff. On the whole, the cigar burned evenly and beautifully. Overall, I would give this cigar a 9. The cigar that brought it to dhurchill attention of connoisseurs debuted in Robusto 5 x 52 Price: To note, the first third and part of the second third started off much milder than the final third. Return back to Top 25 Cigars melanko As with so many cigar stories, Gilberto Oliva Sr.
Though I am a bit biased and a robusto fan, this cigar seems to wow me every time, no matter the vitola. George Edmonson Tampa Bureau Chief. One look at the sharply pressed corners and carefully curved head and foot of the Oliva Serie V Melanio Figurado tells you this is no ordinary cigar.
He was melanii wrong. Perhaps reflecting the trend toward larger ring gauges, the rectangular-pressed Churchill is a 50 rather than cuhrchill more traditional 48, though it is the standard seven inches in length. The Stogie Guys Your trusted source for daily cigar reviews, news and commentary and more since Quite the transitional cigar! That is why these slightly box pressed sticks are hallmarks for any personal humidor. Into the initial draws and well into the first third this cigar is producing ample smoke and has notes of woody earth.
I’ve only had one, after which I said “meh”. The flavors in the final third are much more potent. I love Oliva cigars, cant wait to get my mitts on this one- albeit seie higher price.
This is the first time the company has been named Cigar of the Year. About George E’s Articles. He left his native Cuba inand eventually started working for the Plasencia family in Honduras. Made by a small group of rollers and blended for strength and style, the Serie V line was an immediate hit. To be honest, I have never been able to truly taste these flavors as vividly on the palate when smoking but this Oliva V makes it quite easy.
About Patrick S’s Articles. And the robusto is a great size. It was good, had some decent complexity for a corona, but it sure did have a little ligero kick in chkrchill final melanii of the cigar.
This cigar struck me as a great, old-fashioned smoke, one your grandfather would have enjoyed and you will, too. Schuyler — I think you’re correct, especially with Cuban cigars. His heirs carried on the family tradition in the fields, but it was his grandson Gilberto Oliva Sr. The wrapper is melanuo and seems to be easily banged up.
Cigar Review: Oliva Serie V Melanio Robusto – He Spoke Style
I was thinking more of non-Cubans, but I probably should have said simply that the Melanio’s 50 ring gauge is a tad larger than that of the traditional Churchill and let it go at that. A year later, they set out to open a factory of their own, and shortened their brand name to Oliva. The last few flavors I get as the cigar gets a bit warmer in the final third is black licorice and anise. Melaino Serie V Melanio Churchill 17 Oct This addition to the line that cyurchill many smokers to Oliva comes after years of rumors.
Two standout components are massive smoke production and a fine, lingering finish to treat the palate.
Cigar Review: Oliva Serie V Melanio Robusto
And I almost commented on your Andalusian Bull review to recommend the Melanio to anyone having trouble locating the Bull. In fact, selecting a stick from the boxes of ten, featured for the five Melanio vitolas, can be a challenge.
As stated earlier, it produced rich plumes of smoke which is reviee most cigar smokers find appealing.
Through the nose I get a bit of fruity and floral notes but this fades very quickly. Melanio does the job. The Oliva Serie V Melanio Figurado has rich, big notes of leather framed by a range of coffee, caramel and woody intonations.
So if you like your cigars to build in strength, this little corona size might be a good one to try! It was so good.
I also would be right around the 4 out of 5 stogies.
Also have some of the old “toilet seat” maduros…named after the box shape, not the taste. Tried a couple of these in the Corona size. Great review, as always.