From the website of Oliva: “The Oliva Serie V Melanio is hand rolled using expertly fermented ligero fillers, leaves known for their robust and rich flavor. Five years in the making, this special cigar is sure to exceed a premium cigar smoker’s highest expectations.
Blending Notes: The Serie V is full flavored yet smooth. The long filler tobaccos are a blend of Oliva Nicaraguan Habano that emphasizes tobacco from the Jalapa region, an area known for a more nuanced leaf than the Esteli or Condega regions. This carefully aged Jalapa blend produces a particularly flavored smoke.”
Jack (verified owner) –
Well worth the price ! Amazing cigar and has pushed my montecristo no.2’s aside to become my celebration smoke.
have always been a big Oliva fan! A good 1/3rd of my collection (over 3500 cigars) are made by Oliva, and the Serie V is at the top of my list of great smokes!
This particular cigar has got it all! Solid contstruction, beautiful presentation, and built into one of the larger box pressed offerings on the market today. It has all the greatness of the Serie V line, with the added bonus in flavor generated by the larger ring gauge. I am not a large ring gauge fan, but I am not out off by this stick at all! In fact, I like this one so much, I have 3 boxes of these in my humidor as we speak!