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Oliva Serie V Melanio

A reason to love handmade cigars.

Oliva Serie 'V' Melanio has arrived. The stunning follow-up to Oliva's 94-rated Serie 'V' and coveted, limited release Serie 'V' Maduro. I'll be perfectly honest with you, we had the chance to sample these lovelies fresh off the rolling table, and they were every bit as scrumptious as you could hope. My suggestion, get your Melanio cigars now before the backorders build.

Oliva Serie 'V' Melanio will have you at hello, thanks to gorgeous Ecuadorian-grown Sumatra leaf that's dark, thick, oily, and seamless in appearance. Beneath this leaf, a flavorful blend of long-leaf ligeros from Nicaragua unites, including the Oliva's oldest, most prized leaves from Condega and Esteli, along with some extra tobaccos from Jalapa for more flavor and aroma. Each Melanio is full-bodied and full-flavored, with unique nuances such as black pepper, freshly-baked bread, and unsweetened cocoa. You might also notice some toast and lightly creamed coffee. Either way, you're in for a delicious treat from one of the most celebrated cigar-making families in Nicaragua, let alone the industry.

Great news, the Serie 'V' Melanio was honored as the #1 Cigar of 2014 and earned an impressive 96-point rating, which noted: "has rich, big notes of leather framed by a range of coffee, caramel and woody intonations."

Size
Pack In Stock MSRP Price Qty Cart
Churchill (7.0"x50)
Box of 10 In Stock $139.92
save $20.9315% off
$118.99
Churchill (7.0"x50)New
Pack of 5 Only 1 Left $65.00
Double Toro (6.0"x60)
Box of 10 In Stock $150.68
save $21.6914% off
$128.99
Double Toro (Gordo) (6.0"x60)New
Pack of 5 Only 3 Left $70.00
Figurado (6.5"x54)
Box of 10 In Stock $150.68
save $21.6914% off
$128.99
Figurado New
Pack of 5 In Stock $75.34
save $5.848% off
$69.50
Petit Corona (4.5"x46)
Box of 10 In Stock $86.10
save $12.1114% off
$73.99
Petit Corona (4.5"x46)New
Pack of 5 Only 4 Left $40.00
Robusto (5.0"x52)Sale
Box of 10 In Stock $102.24
save $32.2532% off
$69.99
Robusto (5.0"x52)
Pack of 5 In Stock $51.12
save $3.627% off
$47.50
Torpedo (6.5"x52)
Box of 10 In Stock $139.92
save $20.9315% off
$118.99
Torpedo (6.5"x52)New
Pack of 5 In Stock $65.00
Overall Rating 4.84 out of 5 Based on 434 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Oliva Serie V Melanio”

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5 out of 5
AL G
NO HYPE HERE; GREAT GREAT GREAT CIGAR.
5 out of 5
The perfect size cigar for
The perfect size cigar for an occasional smoker, burn perfectly
5 out of 5
A nice reprieve
I truly enjoy the Oliva V line of cigars and this one is not a let down. This is a perfect smoke when you need a little alone time but can't indulge in a lengthy cigar. Good to the end.
5 out of 5
Amazing Flavor
Smells like sweet tea leaves out of the box, very consistent, great smoke all the way to the nub. A top 3 in my Humidor, it really smooth and has a great flavor that makes you want another!
5 out of 5
Good sticks
Oliva sticks are great!
1 out of 5
Not a good choice
These burn super fast with a very old leaf taste I was very unhappy with them i didn't make the purchase because i was thinking it was an awesome price point for me.Ill keep searching for other options
5 out of 5
Excellent!
Great smoke!
5 out of 5
Awesome Cigar.
This cigar is still wonderful since it's CA rating a few years ago. Can't go wrong with the serie V, Melanio.
5 out of 5
A Special Cigar.
I knew eventually these would be hard to get. Once you try them, you want more. Very good cigar.
5 out of 5
Great Cigar
Cigar that needs to be savored. An hour of pure cigar enjoyment. Back porch, gentle rain, favorite sweatshirt and good cup of coffee. Life is good.
5 out of 5
Lotus 3-Eleven Laser Torch - Oliva
good lite
5 out of 5
Wonderful Cigar
A favorite cigar. Unfortunately I can only afford these when CI runs a special
5 out of 5
Great smoke
Very smooth and well rounded cigar.
4 out of 5
Great Cigar but I should have bought the larger one
Great cigar but I should have purchased a larger size
5 out of 5
AS ALWAYS, GREAT CIGAR.
EASY TO ORDER, FAST SHIPPING. HUSTLE FREE !
4 out of 5
Great smoke. Very consistent.
Great smoke. Very consistent.
5 out of 5
great cigar....
very smooth and flavorful.... one of my favorites
5 out of 5
Melanio
Best cigar. Smooth all the way
5 out of 5
Serie VMalanio
A very satisfying experience.
5 out of 5
Olivia cigar
Outstanding cigar for a great price. Thanks again
5 out of 5
Great cigar. Smoked it down
Great cigar. Smoked it down to the last inch.
5 out of 5
Oliva Strikes Gold!!
Excellent smoke, very smooth and tasty. An exceptional addition to my humidor.
4 out of 5
All good
Good smoke you will like it
4 out of 5
A decent cigar for the money
Good draw, consistency and no aftertaste
5 out of 5
Can't Ask for Much More
I cannot recall which crop this box came from from it is consistent from its first year. Excellent burn, strength, construction.
5 out of 5
Oliva Seie V Melanio Churchill
Excellent cigar at a great price.
4 out of 5
I am happy with the
I am happy with the quality of the product and the speed of delivery
5 out of 5
Favorite
Best cigar hands down!
4 out of 5
Good medium smoke
I enjoy a mild to medium smoke although it’s dark in color the taste is medium. It is a slow burn cigar and it burns properly
5 out of 5
Excellent Smoke
I've been buying the Torpedo. I think this is one of Oliva's best products. Very well made, perfect draw, reliable burn, minimal re-lights. It's very smooth, full body, aromatic smoke and complex flavors. I think the Sumatra wrapper perfects this blend. Highly recommended.
5 out of 5
Oliva Melanio Robusto
One of the best cigars I’ve smoked. Packed with flavor, and volumes of smoke
5 out of 5
Steal
What a great cigar at an awesome price. I have enjoyed the flavor, construction and deal.
4 out of 5
Oliva v
Nice smoke. Good for everyday or when you want something special for single May pairing
5 out of 5
Worth the Hype
Yup. Top 5 NC smoke for me. Was skeptical as I'm not a huge Oliva fan but the V did not disappoint. A real treat and highly suggested.
4 out of 5
Good smoke
I have had these cigars ever since they received the top ranking from CA. The construction and flavor profile has been consistent. Great cigar for a very reasonable price.
5 out of 5
Fine smoke
Burns easily with mild taste, relaxing with no bitterness . For special occasions
5 out of 5
One of my all time favorite cigars
I love pretty much the entire Oliva line, but the Melanio V stands out as the best of the best. Full bodied but nicely balanced, I've smoked dozens of these and never had a disappointment. I enjoy the Churchill size, but the Robusto is my favorite. CI has great prices and delivery on Oliva cigars.
5 out of 5
Excellent
What can be said that hasn’t already been said
5 out of 5
my favorite smoke
Even burning, medium to strong, great flavor, well constructed.
5 out of 5
oliva
all around great smoke.
5 out of 5
Full flavor
Melanio always provides a smooth, very full body smoke, I usually smoke smaller sizes which deliver a lot of flavor.
5 out of 5
Why I buy from CI
Another great deal on a great cigar...
5 out of 5
Melanie V’s
The Melanio v’s are about as good as it gets. If this deal comes around again, I’ll be loading up on the wonderful figurados and robostos.
5 out of 5
Excellent
Real nice cigar. Great flavor from beginning to end.
5 out of 5
Great cigar at a great
Great cigar at a great price!
4 out of 5
Oliva Serie V Milano Petit Corona
Just the right smoke if you don’t have a lot of time. Very good burn lots of smoke.
4 out of 5
Fine cigar
Fine cigar
5 out of 5
One of the best
This is one of the best cigars I’ve ever had. For the special deal I got on these, completely worth it.
4 out of 5
melanio
great cigars. wife bought me some earlier then I saw special and ordered
5 out of 5
Superior smooth
Excellent construction and quality. Awesome smoke from foot to crown.
5 out of 5
Outstanding Smoke
Always a favorite..
4 out of 5
Very nice
Great construction , flavor , and even burn
5 out of 5
Great Cigar
Probably the best medium to full bodied cigar I've ever smoked. Well worth the price.
5 out of 5
Excellent cigar.
Excellent cigar.
5 out of 5
Great cigar
Great smoke
5 out of 5
Nice
Great stick, perfect size.
5 out of 5
Consistent
Consistent
5 out of 5
Great cigar, broken lighter
This is one of the best cigars ever. The accompanying lighter was defective so why bother sending them?
5 out of 5
I'm still a novice but
I'm still a novice but this cigar was absolutely great. Probably the best one I've had yet
5 out of 5
One consistent favorite
These are one of my favorite cigars ever. I always have a few in my humidor for special occasions, not one has been bad. Great smoke, great service.
5 out of 5
Great
Great
5 out of 5
Delicious
Delicious
4 out of 5
Great
Great
5 out of 5
Must have for your box
Always smooth, razor sharp burn, flawless construction. A humidor staple. Grab some!
5 out of 5
Great
Great flavor, great burn, great stick. Must buy.
5 out of 5
Great deal!
Nice smoke! Great deal@
5 out of 5
Incredible cigar. Never disappoints.
Incredible cigar. Never disappoints.
5 out of 5
Easy draw and good taste
Easy draw and good taste
5 out of 5
Nice smoke
Nice smoke
5 out of 5
Very good cigar
Very mellow and consistent.......would buy again.
5 out of 5
Great Cigar!
Well made box pressed beauties. Med. to full with exceptionally smooth and fairly complex flavors. Doesn’t have the spicy ligero that the regular serie v is known for. Super easy draw.
5 out of 5
Great smoke
Was surprised with the deal I got and the stike was one of the best I have had. Great to share with friends.
5 out of 5
Best Non-Cuban Cigar Period!
The title says it all. For decades we only smoked Cuban cigars and any Dominican etc. give to us to try did not hold a candle to the taste and quality. All that changed the first time we tried these cigars. A whole new world of cigars was opened up.
5 out of 5
Great cigar!
Best cigar I ever got from CI. Well worth the price
5 out of 5
One of the best
Oliva series V is exactly everything who heard about this cigar. It does not get much better than this. An excellent cigar.
5 out of 5
Oliva churchills
Nice smoke at a great price.
5 out of 5
Oliva series V torpedo
A great cigar from a world class company! Great draw, even burn.
5 out of 5
Very smooth and enjoyable s
Very smooth and enjoyable s mmm smoke
5 out of 5
Fabulous short smoke. Just as
Fabulous short smoke. Just as good as its big brother
5 out of 5
In a word
Superb!
5 out of 5
Delishous
Great shape, well made, very fine cigar and a great deal from CI.
5 out of 5
Great stick
Awesome
5 out of 5
Excellent cigar but you did
Excellent cigar but you did not send me a free lighter with my order
2 out of 5
To mild for me
To mild for me
5 out of 5
Review
Very mild food tasting cigar
5 out of 5
very nice smoke, burns great
very nice smoke, burns great
4 out of 5
top notch
these are delicious, different almost 'dry' wrapper which is not my first preference, good burner, very nice taste
5 out of 5
Olivia Melanio
Very robust cigar. Good draw and just the right amount of flavor. Highly recommend!!!
4 out of 5
I would prefer a lighter
I would prefer a lighter taste
4 out of 5
My current favorite
Oliva continues to impress. I love that these little firecrackers are available in a corona sized smoke.
5 out of 5
My Favorite
The V Serie from Oliva is my go to favorite cigar. Although I try others, when CI runs a special on the V, I am there! Good burn good flavor, strong, yet smooth. Just a good smoke.
5 out of 5
Treat yourself !
Great cigars when you want something special..
5 out of 5
amazing
Lives up to its reputation… Delicious
5 out of 5
Great
Great
5 out of 5
Oliva Melanio
My go to always stick. If you want flavor and quality guys smoke this !!!
4 out of 5
a good cigar
a good cigar
5 out of 5
loved em
loved em
5 out of 5
Great deal
Great deal
5 out of 5
Best cigar in the world for the money.
Melanio is a consistently great tasting and smoking cigar. Incredible flavor, even draw, A true joy to sit down an enjoy one of these, especially with your favorite brandy!
5 out of 5
Nice cigar
I enjoyed the cigars however the only complaint I have was they don’t burn evenly.
5 out of 5
Olivia
If you could only buy one cigar, this should be it.
5 out of 5
Latest tasting Oliva Serie V
Excellent smoke from beginning to end. They were delivered very fresh.
5 out of 5
Olivia series v
My all time favorite
5 out of 5
Oliva Experience
What a great cigar!
5 out of 5
Top Notch
This has got to be my number one favorite cigar. Very consistent from start to finish. No problems with burn or draw. The bottom line is the price--I only buy them when they're on sale.
5 out of 5
EXCELLENT Smoke
I purchased both the Churchill and Torpedo boxes, and they are both excellent cigars--well worth the investment.
5 out of 5
Great cigar
Great cigar
5 out of 5
Great Cigar
Great cigar, smooth and tasty
5 out of 5
Now I know why they scored so high!
Amazing smokes! I've had a few of them and they are one of the best smokes I've ever had. Packaging and rolling are all first class!
2 out of 5
Delivery
The box was dry and the cigars lacked humidity. The Bovida bag was brittle. Has me thinking the cigars are old and I may not order through the mail again.
5 out of 5
Great stick
Great little stick perfect with my morning coffee
5 out of 5
The Finest
This is my all time favorite cigar. Rich, flavorful, perfect construction, superb aroma.
5 out of 5
Great smoke.
Got a good deal at CI and wasn’t disappointed. From tip to nub a smoke that satisfies. Good draw and flavors of cocoa and spice. A winner.
5 out of 5
Very good Price was right
Very good Price was right Delivery quick
5 out of 5
Top of the line
You can't ask for a better cigar. They are pricey but with it. Perfect pressed cigar. The aroma the taste the burn all top notch.
5 out of 5
Oliva V Melanios Rock the House
Loved these sticks. I brought them to a boys golf outing. They loved them as much as I do.
5 out of 5
Great Smoke
While it is a full bodied cigar, it is such a smooth smoke. It's a great stick.
5 out of 5
Love these smokes
They are so very smooth, and so very cheap!! I’ve stocked up for hunting season. If you haven’t tried these yet, they are the BEST smokes for the price - hands down!
5 out of 5
Great smoke
Great smoke
4 out of 5
Oliva: Constant
Good cigar, good price. They only get 4 stars more for personal reasons than the cigar itself. What I mean is even though the cigars were boxed and sealed, they were still a little dry to me. My experience with Olivia doesn't amount to a lot but previous boxes have always provided a good smoke right out of the box. These needed a little time in the humidor to produce that initial smooth draw I have experienced in the past. About a week in and they were what I had expected.
5 out of 5
Excellent Smoke
We all have different taste in cigars but I have found these to be a consistent favorite among my fellow smokers. This cigar is a little on the strong side of medium. Complex flavors in a pleasant way compared to MB3s...not that MB3 is a bad smoke.
5 out of 5
My #1 go to
Smooth and consistent. Flavor full and robust. Never runs. Burns and smokes straight and true. This is my every day favorite. I prefer the Double Toro but also smoke the Robusto
5 out of 5
My everyday cigar
Nice everyday cigar. Flavorful robusto. Consistent smoke, and it you can find it, priced right
3 out of 5
Oliva V Melanio
I recently had a five pack of these cigars to taste for the first time. They have a good taste but there was a hashness I didn't like.I probably wouldn't buy them agaon.
5 out of 5
#1
never had a bad one, I love these cigars the problem is getting them at the right price!!!!
5 out of 5
Oliva V melanio. One if my favorites
Really enjoy these. Usually wait for them to go on sale though. Anytime under $90 a box, I'm getting it.
5 out of 5
If I could afford to I would smoke 2 -3 a day!!!!
Great cigar, no burn just a smooth flavor to the end.
4 out of 5
Very good
Nice move mellow really enjoyed it
5 out of 5
One of my favorite.
Great cigar.
4 out of 5
Great cigar
I love this cigar. The 5 pack format seemed to bring some uneven wrapping, but overall the flavor was there and the burn was consistent. Continues to be one of my favorites.
5 out of 5
Great cigar
Will purchase more.
5 out of 5
My name. My favorite
I'm still not a expert of detecting leather or coffee or anything else but this one never disappoints. Nice burn. Nice ash. Nice smoke.
5 out of 5
One of my favorites
Only 1 word - WOW !
5 out of 5
“V”
These never disappoint. Always consistently well made with the perfect blend throughout.
5 out of 5
Good
Nice cigar at a nice price
5 out of 5
Great smoke
I really enjoyed this cigar. Great taste, from beginning to end.
5 out of 5
Very sweet and smooth
Perfect!
5 out of 5
Great smoke
Great smoke
4 out of 5
Good
Good
5 out of 5
Nice and smooth
Nice and smooth
5 out of 5
Series v
Great cigar
5 out of 5
Fantastic Smoke
Lives up to the hype! Great flavor and perfect burn throughout. Right up there with the best I’ve had!
5 out of 5
One of the best cigars
One of the best cigars I've had
5 out of 5
Oliva V
An excellent smoke. Very nice aroma. The burn the draw exquisite.
5 out of 5
Favorites
My fvorite
5 out of 5
Olivia Series 5 Melanio
Fantastic cigar. A well blended smoke that never disappoints .
5 out of 5
You need to try these...now!
Perfect construction and burn! These are great sticks that got even better with a little more time in the humidor. Awesome cigar!!!
5 out of 5
Awesome,
Awesome,
5 out of 5
Xman
Excellent smoke, smooth from start to finish.
5 out of 5
The perfect smoke
I thoroughly enjoy this cigar.
5 out of 5
Olivia Melanio V
Excellent cigar, very consistent each time. We will continue ordering this one from CI
5 out of 5
Oliva Serie V Melanio
Love the melanios, hit my sweet spot, earth, leather, med-full. Always try to keep some in the boxes
5 out of 5
Excellent
Excellent
5 out of 5
V
Fantastic!!
5 out of 5
Excellent
Excellent
4 out of 5
Great cigar
Good tasting cigar would recommend.
5 out of 5
Good Smoke.
One of my top 3 fav. smokes. Good for anytime. Have to restock, since I smoked all of mine. 😎
5 out of 5
All and more
Very satisfied with the flavor, burn, and condition of these beauties. I have recently become a fan of the Oliva Serie V and the Melananio was recommended to me by a shop owner in MD. Glad I purchased...and so are my friends!
5 out of 5
Good smoke
Good smoke
5 out of 5
One Stick to Try.
I have not been smoking cigars for very long, but this is def. in my top 3 fav. Sticks.
5 out of 5
Awesome smoke. Tasty, slow even burn. Gotta have more
Ditto above
5 out of 5
Fantastic cigar
Was very awesome smoke, had great dessert notes chocolate,coffee,caramel,cedar,
5 out of 5
Oliva Melanio
This is a must have! Oliva Melanio is always my “go to” smoke. Can’t express enough how much I love this cigar in my humidor and subsequently in my hand!!!
4 out of 5
A very good tasting cigar.
Oliva V is a fantastic, tasty cigar. All sticks had been consistent. Will buy more of these when I run out.
5 out of 5
Reliably excellent
I like a lot of variety in the cigars I smoke, but this is one that I return to over and over. Very consistent, rich in flavor, nice draw. Very, very , nice!
4 out of 5
Melanio
Was hoping for more...
5 out of 5
Oliva Serie 'V' Melanio Figurado
excellent taste. I'll definitively buy more of it.
5 out of 5
Oliva Serie Melanio Toro
Love this smoke. Rated well and always a good draw. one of my favorite cigars
5 out of 5
Always fantastic!
The Melanio is always a fantastic smoke. It is always consistent and never fails to impress.
5 out of 5
What’s better than perfect?!
Consistently PERFECT! I have placed several different orders of these Serie V’s and not once have I found a lacking cigar in the bunch! Perfect draw, even burn from beginning to end, incredible cocoa/leather flavor leaving you with the perfect caramel aftermath. As usual, CI gets the cigar to my doorstep quick and keeps the price point lower than anywhere else. Rating 5 stars still doesn’t give my overall experience what it deserves. Satisfied customer thru and thru!
5 out of 5
Fantastic cigar
Nuff said
5 out of 5
Cigar of choice
This is my fifth or sixth box and they never get old. When I want a cigar that’s consistent and good I go to the double toro. At CI’s price it’s affordable for everyday.
5 out of 5
Great cigar!
Great cigar!
5 out of 5
Incredible
I'm relatively new to cigars so I can't give a very detailed review, but these are so good, then box of 10 will not last long!
5 out of 5
Get You Some.
One of my fav. Oliva. I started wih the Serie V, but the Melanio takes it up a notch. I am no good at describing flavors, but this is a great stick. I watch for it in deals and samplers.
5 out of 5
Terrrrfic Cigar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is a Great Cigar for the end of a Stressfull work day paired with your favorite adult beverage. It is very smooth, burns well and taste is superb.
3 out of 5
Less thgan expected
My five pack of boxed press "V" 's came with a sampler that prove to be too much competition. they were decent cigars but certainly no 92-94's burn was marginally good taste was fair not even close to A B under crowns or the three other fin offerings. does not make my top 20 list my any means
5 out of 5
Melonio
The best of the best!
3 out of 5
Solid cigar, not sure about the price
I like the cigar, but I feel like it is a little pricey versus what you really get.
5 out of 5
Excellent.
Skillfully handcrafted, even burning, with a smooth, mellow tobacco flavor. Hard to put into words, but definitely worth the purchase.
5 out of 5
One of my favorites
Smooth cigar and overall one of my top 3 favorites. They are double the price out here in Hawaii.
5 out of 5
Good Smoke
Good flavor, burn, etc. Will buy again on sale or special.
4 out of 5
Serie V Robusto
Good
5 out of 5
Enjoy
Oliva always has a nice smoke in its stable.hearty with alot of smoke.
5 out of 5
Great deal
Great deal
5 out of 5
Will buy again
I wasn’t familiar with the brand but thought I’d give it a try. Was not disappointed. I even shard 2-3 with the guys and everyone enjoyed
3 out of 5
Did not compare
I thought this cigar was not as good tasting as the other V’s. Not sure what was wrong.
5 out of 5
Great as always
These are among my favorites. These remain among my favorites!
5 out of 5
Favorite Smoke!
These are by far my favorite smokes.
5 out of 5
Delicious
Burned very well, taste great. For the price an amazing deal.
5 out of 5
Top Shelf!
Great Smoked!
5 out of 5
One of the best
Great cigar especially in torpedo configuration
5 out of 5
Top notch
Always a great smoke
5 out of 5
Very nice cigar. It does
Very nice cigar. It does all things great in my book.
5 out of 5
Must have
One of my favs. Always keep humi stock with em
5 out of 5
Enjoyment
One of the better tasting sticks that Olivachas to offer... But you already knew that.
5 out of 5
Excellent. Rich but not overwhelming.
Excellent. Rich but not overwhelming.
5 out of 5
Always a solid smoke...
One of my favorites and CI delivers on time, as described every order.
4 out of 5
Quality Smoke.
Not as full bodied as some, but def a quality, highly ranked cigar. A little strength at the end, but very consitend in the flavors. Well constructed, nice burn, put it down for a minute and it powers right back up. Nice smoke, when n sale.
5 out of 5
Always good
Always good
5 out of 5
Excellent!
Great cigar. One of my all time favorites.
4 out of 5
Nice but too short
Nice smoke for sure. Too short for my taste.
5 out of 5
Top 3 cigar ever smoked
Top 3 cigar ever smoked
5 out of 5
Fantastic Smoke
I’m not a big fan of. Churchill’s because of the time investment needed to finish one. However these Oliva’s made every minute special. It will not be my everyday smoke but when I’m looking forward to sharing a couple of drinks and a good cigar catching up with a good friend this will be my go too.
5 out of 5
Oliva Rolls
Oliva can do no wrong. Serie V, Serie O, MB3(still my fav), etc. Not the best review I know, but if you're buying these sticks then you're already 'In The Know'.
5 out of 5
Amazing
Amazing cigsr
5 out of 5
Excellent cigar!
Excellent cigar!
4 out of 5
Great cigars but not this shipment.
These are great cigars. Unfortunately the box of 10 came a little dry. One cigar was already cracked and peeling off the outer wrapper. The bovida pack in the box was hard as wood. I will leave in my humidor for a couple of weeks and hope the other cigars do not have the same fate.
5 out of 5
WOWZER!
WOWZER!
5 out of 5
Great smoke
Great smoke
5 out of 5
Oliva V Melanio
Smooth, great construction and flavor throughout! It's Olivia's best!
5 out of 5
Excellent
Excellent
5 out of 5
Best All around Cigar
First started smoking these about a year ago. Got the on a deal and I never looked back and have been smoking/buying them the ever since. Good flavor, mild tasty smoke and even burn right to the nub. My go to relaxation smoke with a good bourbon. Thanks CI....
5 out of 5
Thoroughly enjoyed
I got a five pack through MMAO and am pretty blown away. I’ll be picking up a robusto box of ten soon. Really smooth for a full bodied cigar. Flavor and construction are A+.
5 out of 5
Best cigar in my box
Best cigar in my box
4 out of 5
Melanio torpedo
one of my favorites.always consistent nice draw decent price
5 out of 5
Melania V
Great smoke with your fav. Bourbon or whiskey!!
5 out of 5
Oliva - smooth, flavorful, excellent!
My favorite cigar. It is a staple for me now.
5 out of 5
Top Notch
Great smoke!!
5 out of 5
GREAT BURN,DRAW AND TASTE
GREAT BURN,DRAW AND TASTE
5 out of 5
Great smoke when short on time
I bought the Petite Corona and even for such a small cigar, they are full of flavor. I plan to buy another box soon!
5 out of 5
Top notch!
Grade A smoke. Top of the line. Can’t go wrong with this one
5 out of 5
Excellent
Excellent cigar, no need to wonder why it ranks so high.
5 out of 5
The hype is real.
Dam near perfect cigar. Enjoyed it all the way down to about an inch.
5 out of 5
Great cigar
One of my favourites!
5 out of 5
Top
Everything you'd expect from a top 25 cigar
5 out of 5
Flavorful
These cigars are spectacular! My fiancé and myself enjoyed these flavorful delights. We will be purchasing more in the future.
5 out of 5
Oliva Series V Melanio Torpedo
Went to the Auction area on your site and I couldn't be happier. I won this box of Melanio robusto. But it said it was backordered. I asked how could an item up for auction be backordered? Your service was so good that they sent me the larger Torpedo size for the same price. Score!! and as usual they were fresh and delicious. Thank You CI
5 out of 5
Serie V Melanio Petit Corona
I’ve smoked this cigar in several different sizes and it’s always been great. The wrapper is flawless, construction perfect, the draw effortless. Just what you expect from Oliva. Great taste, wonderful aroma. One of my favorite smokes.
5 out of 5
Top shelf cigar
This is an excellent cigar. It is smooth, flavorful, and well made. I can’t say that I’ve smoke any other that I enjoy as well. Not inexpensive, but I feel I’ve got what I paid for.
5 out of 5
My Absolute Favorite Robusto.
Truly a beautiful cigar, and my "go-to" favorite. The perfect companion for my morning coffee, but also as enjoyable after dinner with brandy, or a good single malt scotch. Perfect draw, even burn, fabulous taste. I have smoked over a hundred of these and never had a problem with a single one. My humidor always has these stocked.
5 out of 5
Consistently outstanding
The taste and smoke is great from start to finish
5 out of 5
She's a keeper
Harsh at first, but ten months in a humidor and you'll thank yourself for being patient. Sneak off to smoke this alone or tell your friends it's your last one, pour a drink and enjoy. Just finished my second box(first was torpedo, second was double perfecto) and just realized it had a bovida humi under the cedar bottom. Don't know if the torpedoes had one too, but that's a nice touch. I've got another box aging and if I find these on sale, I'll buy two more.
5 out of 5
Great Cigar and Make Me an Offer was even better
I’ve bought these twice now through CI. The second time I tried through the Make Me an Offer portal and even saved some money. I really like these cigars and recommend you try them too. Thanks CI!
5 out of 5
A Decadent Treat
This cigar has jumped all the way to the top of a lucrative top 10. Sweet creamy smoke with a hint of that cinnamon spice! A bit pricey but worth always having in the humidor!
5 out of 5
Great
Great
4 out of 5
A Strong Cigar for Strong Men
At first I thought these were rather harsh. However, on a second smoke my opinion mellowed. Now I would call it a very robust cigar and a good one when you're in the mood for strong flavor. (My favorite remains the Graycliff 30. Best on all criteria.)
5 out of 5
Awesomely Olivia!
Great taste Great roll Simply enjoyable
5 out of 5
One of my favorite sticks!
I love Oliva, and this is by far one of my favorite sticks.
5 out of 5
LOOK NO FURTHER
I AM A 25 YEAR CIGAR SMOKER. THIS CIGAR TOPS THEM ALL .I HAVE SMOKED CUBANS SUCH AS MONTECRISTO,PARTEGAS,BOLIVAR.HOYO,ALLONES COHIBA,SAN CRISTOBAL ECT... MELANIOOOOOOH.
5 out of 5
Excellent cigar
This is a great cigar! It smokes well - have not had a single cigar give me any problems. It is a medium-bodied cigar that has plenty of flavor. I also like box-pressed cigars, so that give this one a plus.
5 out of 5
One of the best!
Recently returned from a trip to Cuba and tried different smokes each evening while sipping rum. Can't say I know much about cigars and won't pretend to give "tasting notes," but I know what I like and so far it has been Padrons, Cuban Hoyos or Ramon Allonez. Ordered these Melanios BC of ratings v price and when they arrived... wow! The box presentation was the best I've seen. Perfect box press, wrappers, color, humidity, labels. I had to try one right out of the box and was blown away. I'd put this cigar up against anything I had in Cuba.
5 out of 5
Oliva Serie V Melanio Duoble Toro
A beautiful cigar! Enjoyed a couple on my last round of golf. Delicious smoke!
5 out of 5
Great smoke !
Great flavor and burns great !
5 out of 5
the best
great cigar wish they had more deals like this
5 out of 5
Very good
Full flavor yet smooth. Great cigar.
5 out of 5
Oliva’s Best
Flawless construction, excellent Draw and Burn, Wonderful Flavor. Must have in Humidor!
5 out of 5
Amazing stick
Very smooth great draw
5 out of 5
All Time Classic
Truly outstanding. Full flavored yet very smooth. My current favorite.
5 out of 5
Great Smoke
This is my new go-to weekend smoke. Hints of Carmel, chocolate.. Goes great with your afternoon librations. Just remember they are pressed puros.. Will buy more soon
5 out of 5
My favorite
I usually buy sampler packages. And I still do. However if I want a cigar that I know will satisfy me 100% of the time, it’s this one.
5 out of 5
Very smooth but maintains a
Very smooth but maintains a med body cigar flavorZ very unique and consistent
5 out of 5
MELANIE V
Good as Serie V to the last drop. A nice afternoon nosh. I'll get more.
5 out of 5
Favorite cigar
This is my favorite cigar. I will buy this cigar every time it goes on sale. Perfect construction, draw and flavor every time. Best pure smoke there is.
4 out of 5
Olivia review
I no There is. Noticeable difference since the Olivia name was sold, still a very good cigar but not as good
5 out of 5
Great Cigar
I’m on vacation. So I’ve started each day with one of these great cigars - full bodied, easy draw, wonderfull taste. Really nice way to start the day.
5 out of 5
Melanio
Very smooth, creamy and delicious.
5 out of 5
One of the best cigars of all time!
The Oliva Serie V Melanio Figurado is one of the best cigars of all time! Superior construction, even burn, and smooth from start to finish!
5 out of 5
Oliva Melanio V
I've smoked alot of cigars over the years (I am 62). I've discovered the Oliva Melanio V and have stayed with it. It is always consistent, burns well, wonderful smoke and the price is reasonable. It is the only cigar I smoke any more. Not to knock the other brands, but like a great Scotch, you stick with the Great One. Their consistent quality is unsurpassed.
5 out of 5
Best Cigar any year
Although full bodied, smooth enough for beginners. Give 'em a try...you will love 'em!!!
5 out of 5
As advertised
Extremely well made cigar. Smooth, medium strength blend. Consistent, excellent draw.
5 out of 5
Joy, Joy, Joy
This is one of a handful of smokes that actually transports me to my VERY HAPPY place. What a treat for an hour long smoke
5 out of 5
Good To The Last Puff
This is an outstanding cigar. Full body but very smooth. Lots of flavor that improves through the cigar all the way to the finish.
5 out of 5
Always excellent cigars. Never had
Always excellent cigars. Never had one that I didn’t like
5 out of 5
All it’s cracked up to be.....
These are quite possibly the most satisfying cigars I have ever smoked! Well deserving of cigar of the year.
5 out of 5
These cigars have a smoth
These cigars have a smoth draw and burn nice and even.
5 out of 5
Excellent
My Husband only smokes theses cigars. CI has the best price on this cigar... and shipping is fast!
5 out of 5
Oliva V
Very good cigar as a standby if you don’t have that much time to smoke this is what you grab nice draw good flavor
5 out of 5
Melanio Good
Excellent cigar, almost as good as Oliva’s Serie O
5 out of 5
Great Smoke Great Value
Anyone who has already enjoyed a box of these cigars knows exactly what I mean. Those who haven't yet, need to!
5 out of 5
Excellent!!!!
This is my second box ordered. Shipped and received in a timely manner. Thank you. Looking forward to enjoying these.
5 out of 5
Quality Smoke!
This is one of my favorite sticks. Have to get at LEAST one box when they are on sale!!
5 out of 5
They were incredible
They are my new favorite size, perfect smoke!!!
5 out of 5
A great cigar
Great taste, great construction and consistent in quality.
5 out of 5
Oliva Melanio Churchill
Excellent cigar, good draw and burns true
5 out of 5
Worthy of +90s ratings
Awesome cigar. Perfect draw, clean burn, dark and tasty plumes of smoke
5 out of 5
very smood
very smood
5 out of 5
I Love the Melanins
I normally smoke churchills, but I've really enjoyed these when I don't have quite as much time for a smoke.
5 out of 5
One of the Best
Olivia makes excellent cigars - truly wonderful taste!
5 out of 5
Great cigar.
Great cigar.
5 out of 5
Some of the Best
Have been smoking the Olivia V for years and the Melanio is just Greater Perfection
5 out of 5
Must Try!!
The Melanio Fidurado is a complex cigar. Notes of coffee, slight oak chocolate and cream stay consistent throuout the smoke. In addition the great sale price from CI made this a no brainer. This is a must have for me. Full disclosure: I put my recent order to rest and am reviewing on a previous purchase that have rested for 6 months. I have also sampled right after purchase and the cigar also met all my expectations.
5 out of 5
What a Great Stick!
The Olivia Serie V Melanio Figurado is my favorite stick! It is so smooth!!!!!!
5 out of 5
V melanio
Simply the best.
5 out of 5
Great Smoke for a great
Great Smoke for a great price!
5 out of 5
My favorite.
Perfect stick anytime you kick back to relax. Pares well in the morning with a coffee, dark chocolate after dinner or a great single malt. Great smoke, smooth draw, full taste with earth notes, coco, coffee, and some gentle spicy flavors.
5 out of 5
Wonderful and well balanced smoke
Wonderful and well balanced smoke
5 out of 5
Love CI
Always fresh always fast delivery and prices can’t be beat.
5 out of 5
Melanio
A little pricey but I buy them for special occasions Excellent cigar
5 out of 5
Must Have
Everything written about these are true. Great smoke, flavor and burn. A must have..
5 out of 5
At the Top
Be sure to get the regular Melanios, not the maduros. The maduro wrapper hides a lot of the rich flavors. This is my favorite cigar. It's a great tasting smoke, it burns well, and it smells great. It's worth the cost, particularly when they're on sale at CI!
5 out of 5
One beautiful cigar
Everything about this cigar is class. From the box to the band via, of course, the taste! Everything bespeaks excellence. A smooth draw, even burn, fabulous flavor. Highly Recommended.
5 out of 5
Still Outstanding
I have reviewed these several times and nothing has changed. This is my favorite cigar!!! I prefer the Churchhills or Torpedos. I bought the Robustos because they were on sale. Still delicious and great construction!!!!
5 out of 5
top notch stogie
Excellent cigar right out of box. Great construction, draw and flavor. This cigar well deserved the #1 ranking in 2014.
5 out of 5
Olivia Serie V
Very smooth and tasty stick. Enjoying each one.
5 out of 5
Great cigars
Great cigar. loved them
5 out of 5
Totally satisfied
I bought this as a gift for a friend & could’nt have been more satisfied. Shipping was perfect as was the timing.
5 out of 5
Excellent
Excellent cigar as usual. Excellent service from cigars international with the handle and and care and promptness.
5 out of 5
+/-
Gave these s a gift and shared one in return. It was balanced... smoked even... and then it was gone! Not a cheap smoke for sure; there's other smokes out there that, IMHO, are a better deal.
5 out of 5
Great love em
Great love em
5 out of 5
Excellent cigar
Series V Melanio excellent cigar
3 out of 5
Age certification
This is the third time I have sent the info.
5 out of 5
reeal good s,mokes
reeal good s,mokes
5 out of 5
Fantastic smoke
This is a great cigar with tons of flavor. It’s like my everyday Padron 1964.
5 out of 5
Serie V Melanio Robusto
Excellent cigar!!!
2 out of 5
Overated
I don't get the 96 Rating. It has an easy draw. The burn is even and the construction looks good. The downside is they taste like dry peppery hay to me for the first half of a robusto which does not give you much of a cigar left. I gave some away and I will let the rest sit in the humi for a few months to see if it changes. If it were not for that great CI price point I would have returned them.
5 out of 5
Oliva's Melanio's Robusto is more than a "go to smoke"
Consistent would be the one word to describe these smokes. They all burn even and cool producing a very full bodied Habano flavor down to the nub. Chestnut brown wrapper that has a satin sheen to it. No problem with the sometimes tough draw with these. Rolling is Superb.
5 out of 5
Fits the bill-
The Melanio is a gentleman’s delite. The flavors are luxurious and delicious. These are a real treat!
5 out of 5
Great cigar!
This is one of my top five favorites! Great flavor, and a great price.
5 out of 5
Awesome mouth watering
Awesome mouth watering
5 out of 5
👍🏽
👍🏽
5 out of 5
Oliva Again!
Another Oliva that words cannot describe!
5 out of 5
Excellent choice
Incredible cigars, the brand has become my favorite. Highly recommended
5 out of 5
Best cigar I have ever smoked
Title says it all. This cigar is absolutely perfect in every way. Look, taste and smell are all amazing. The burn has been perfect as I smoke on one now as I am writing this review. 100% worth every penny. I loaded up on them when CI had there 25% off site wide sale a few days ago. If I could only choose 1 cigar to smoke for the rest of my life the Melanio would be it.
5 out of 5
Love the CI service
Great service & quality of cigar, not to mention the price!
5 out of 5
it's simple the best
most oliva's are like cake, the serie v melanio are the icing!
5 out of 5
Best cigar ever
Best cigar ever
4 out of 5
Fantastic
Great cigar.
5 out of 5
My Favorite
This is my favorite cigar, I only wish they were cheaper. Reminds me of a Cuban Montecristo. Full flavor and very, very smooth. Great construction, burn and draw.
4 out of 5
Small square
It's a pleasant, even superior smoke, but box pressed, which I find off putting in mouth feel, and undersized for a true 60 ring cigar in my estimation. Again, the blend is more than acceptable, but its size and shape were not to my liking.
5 out of 5
Oliva V
Smooth a a confident buy every time
5 out of 5
My Favorite
One of my favorite. Everything about them is outstanding; construction, burn and taste. Full flavored but smooth, not harsh.
5 out of 5
Great great cigar
Strong and flavorful, nice smoke when you don't have an hour and a half to smoke. Melanio v is the best oliva there is.
5 out of 5
Excelent
Very good
5 out of 5
Wonderful full body smoke. Absolutely smooth blend of big smoke.
One of the best smokes I’ve ever had.
5 out of 5
Dessert!
A true dessert for cigar afficianados!
5 out of 5
My favorite cigar
The Oliva V Melanie is a smooth cigar flavorful smoke all the way to the end. This has become my cigar of choice.
5 out of 5
My favorite cigar
My favorite cigar
5 out of 5
great
my best pick
5 out of 5
Excellent cigars
I have not been smoking cigars for very long but these may be the most enjoyable cigars that I have had the pleasure of having.
5 out of 5
Never fail you
You can't go wrong with these. perfect construction and taste
5 out of 5
Full and Smooth
Full bodied cigar that is very smooth - no harsh feeling in the back of my throat. A great smoke.
5 out of 5
Always great
This has become my regular go to cigar. Always great
4 out of 5
Tasters choice
Call me crazy but box press is disappointing,not that it really affects the smoke. One of my favorite cigars is serie V which I prefer over the Melanio. The draw and roll is similar so I would say 👍 For both but give me a " V " and a scotch
5 out of 5
Great Stick
These are well constructed, burn evenly and have a great flavor. These are near the top of the list for me.
5 out of 5
Oliva Melanio Family
I am truly a fan of the Melanio and haven't been diappointed with any of the sizes. This is a perfect cigar when taking a break from my day. Excellent taste without the after taste when it is over "and I roach a cigar" is the best way I can put it!!
5 out of 5
Great cigar.
Great Cigar
5 out of 5
Great cigar and value!
First box of these and would highly recommend!
5 out of 5
The Best?
Quite frankly one of the best cigars I've ever smoked !
5 out of 5
Oliva series V Melanio robusto
Great stick lots of flavor even burn. CI delivered again in a great price and service!
5 out of 5
Fantastic Cigar and service
Cigars International always promptly ships my order. These Oliva Serie V Meliano cigars are excellent! thanks
5 out of 5
Smooth!!!
Cigar was good and refreshing!
5 out of 5
One of the best!
One of the best!
5 out of 5
Sweet!
My favorite smoke. Full flavor. Smooth to the finish. Even burn. I take advantage of the deals when offered otherwise more than I can swing.
5 out of 5
Oliva V melanio
Delicious. Best cigar I've smoked. And the price I paid even better. Keep the offers coming. Will buy more
5 out of 5
Oliva Series V Melanio Robusto
Hands down in my top 5 cigars!
5 out of 5
A great smoke
Flavorful, even smoke with nice spice without being overbearing. Top 5 in the rotation.
5 out of 5
Outstanding Cigar
One of the best cigars I have ever smoked. Full flavor but not harsh. Much more than I would usually spend but worth it. Similar to a Cuban Montecristo. Will always buy more if I see them on sale. Great construction and burn on each one.
5 out of 5
Great customer service!!
Keep up the great work. Love the prices and customer service
5 out of 5
Oliva and Cigar International
This cigar is so smooth and flavorful and the "International " deal, how can anyone pass on this. Thanks guys
5 out of 5
Great Smoke
One of my absolute favorite smokes. incredibly smooth. Great draw. Highly recommended.
5 out of 5
Good cigar
Good cigar
5 out of 5
Bodie M.
Great cigar,what more can you say . Enjoy the smoke!
5 out of 5
Coastal musings
Worth the price! Construction, burn, consistency cigar to cigar top quality. Taste and strength are full which I prefer. If full cigars are your preference then these are among the top choices.
5 out of 5
Love it.
My favorite cigar.
5 out of 5
Silky Sexy and Smooth to the nub
Very nice medium bodied stick with amazing flavor from the very first draw. I knew immediately that the Oliva Serie V Melanio was destined for a permanent roster spot in my humidor. If your searching for great quality and favor, you'll be seduced by this pleasure stick indeed.
5 out of 5
Everyone Knows...
Amazing Smoke...
5 out of 5
I prefer the Robusto size.
These are stronger than the robusto size. Maybe too strong for me at the moment, but since the Melanio Robusto is my favorite cigar I will give these time and see how my pallet matures. No bad flavors or problems, just full strength!
5 out of 5
So balanced. Robust and full flavored.
So far this is my favorite stick, hands down. Some people like the Master Blends better, but I nod my head to the Melanio Robusto.
5 out of 5
The Hype is Real!
Believe the hype...amazing cigar. Nice construction, even burn, keeps your palate entertained. Highly recommended!
5 out of 5
In love
I went through this entirely too quick and had to go buy a box of robusto fast!! Beware this could get costly!! Oh my smoking hot wife might get a little jealous.
5 out of 5
Best cigar out
Bought this box on sale, and they are some of the best cigars I've ever had! Perfect size for a quick smoke!
2 out of 5
OV................er...................RATED.............OV ..................ER...................RATED.
Undisputed Heavy Weight Champ of OVERRATED CIGARS............ AS AVERAGE AS THE DAY IS LONG........ 96 rating destroys "rating" credibility.
5 out of 5
Definitely in my top 5
This cigar has quickly because one of my go to cigars. Shipping was quick, packaging beautiful and one of the best smokes money can buy! A must buy for beginners and seasoned vet.
5 out of 5
Excellent character and burn.
Terrific Smoke. I've purchased 3 boxes and wish I could hold more in my humidor.
5 out of 5
Could only give it 5 stars
I gave it five stars because I couldn't give it more! Just try this cigar, I know their not cheap but if you can find it in a sampler then you can get them at a decent price. It's a great cigar.
5 out of 5
Twice the cigar, half the price - replaces Padron as my premium smoke
This cigar is one of the best cigars I've smoked - and I've smoked a lot. Construction, burn, and appearance is flawless. Bursting with flavor and copious smoke from start to finish. I'd put this up against a high end Padron any day at half the price. It is not for the new smoker because it rocks with N. If it was a bit less expensive it would be my regular smoke. Until then I'll have to stick with Drew's Undercrown. However, when I want a cigar that never disappoints and really make my day - the Melanio V is my choice every time. There was a good reason it was picked as the number 1 cigar by CA one year. Outstanding smoke. PS: to those who review it negatively because of how it got shipped to you - never never smoke a cigar upon receipt, always let it rest in your humi for a couple of weeks, longer if you have the patience. Good cigars are too expensive to waste by smoking them in anything but pristine condition. CI has always replaced any damaged cigars I've gotten (very rare) and even paid the shipping costs.
5 out of 5
Worth Every Penny
I bought these as a Christmas present to myself. I typically do not pay this much for a cigar when buying a box. This is one of the best cigars I have ever smoked!! The construction was great and the flavor outstanding. Reminded me of a Cuban Montecristo. I normally smoke medium strength cigars. Although this is rated as a full strength, it was not harsh and was loaded with flavor. I am hoping they go on sale at some point and I will buy another box. OK, maybe two.
5 out of 5
Kudos
An absolutely fine, fine cigar! The construction is consistent...with no variations between cigars. Personally, this particular cigar lends itself to making its own statement as to what "excellence" is in a cigar.
5 out of 5
Excellent Smoke.
The first time I bought these was before they became the 2014 Cigar of the year. I bought it purely on the amazing looks of the wrapper. Best cigar I have ever smoked. It has more flavor than I ever thought possible. Worth the price if you are looking for a true premium cigar. Flawless wrapper and excellent burn.
4 out of 5
Over-rated in my opinion.
Of all the glorious reviews for this cigar from magazines and customers alike, I was disappointed overall. Its a perfect construction and burn, the smoke is there, but for me the flavor is not. It takes a good inch before any noticeable flavor profiles emerge, and then die off as the nub approaches, I have smoked longer ones with the same result. For me, there are plenty of other cigars out there with a better flavor, Padron 2000 is one. Honestly, a cheaper cigar such as Sons of Anarchy Black Crown, has much more flavor than this.
5 out of 5
A++
Great smoke!
5 out of 5
Great cigar
Really enjoyed the flavor of this cigar. The smaller size gave me the opportunity to smoke the entire cigar. I don't always have the time to sit long enough and enjoy a cigar. Excellent flavors and notes from the cigar. A must try for anyone.
5 out of 5
Cigars
One word EXCELLENT