5 out of 5
Oliva V is an outstanding smoke.. As a huge cigar enthusiast the Oliva tend to be awesome every time I pick one up. The Oliva V has been a staple in my humidors for at least the last 8 years so it was easy to try the Melanio blend.
The Melanio has been an life changing stick since I tried it for the first time back in 2012. Its in my top 10 for sure as it is extremely smooth with ligero fillers that give it the right punch on the back end. Its provides the spice most of us experienced cigar smokers need to keep it interesting and the party going. I liken it to an action film where small explosions happen in the beginning and by the time you get to the end everyone gets blown up. The Melanio gives the rich flavor that you have come to expect from an Nicaraguan Habano's that emphasizes smoothness, spice, and flavor.
A must try for seasoned vets... and to the inexperienced folks tread lightly after a full meal.