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Oldie but Goodie : revisiting the OLIVA SERIE V MELANIO

Cigar and Tabac's Oldie but Goodie Oliva Serie V Melanio

  • Country of Origin: Nicaragua
  • Factory: Tabacalera Oliva de Nicaragua S.A.
  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua

From Oliva’s website:

Melanio Oliva first grew tobacco in Pinar Del Rio, Cuba in 1886. His growing operations were suspended while he fought in Cuba’s War of Independence. After returning from war Melanio resumed his operations.

The blend is a departure from the traditional “V” series. The Melanio features an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper over a filler blend that features tobacco’s grown in the Jalapa region of Nicaragua. Jalapa tobaccos are known for their flavor and nuance as opposed to the more common Estelí or Condega tobacco which is known to be a bit stronger.

It is rich, creamy, complex, full bodied, flavorful yet nuanced, and just all around really good. This is a cigar that you must revisit from time to time.