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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)Sale
Box of 10 In Stock $139.92
save $49.9336% off
$89.99
Double Toro (6.0"x60)
Box of 10 In Stock $150.68
save $21.6914% off
$128.99
Figurado (6.5"x54)
Box of 10 In Stock $150.68
save $21.6914% off
$128.99
Petit Corona (4.5"x46)
Box of 10 In Stock $86.10
save $12.1114% off
$73.99
Robusto (5.0"x52)
Box of 10 In Stock $102.24
save $15.2515% off
$86.99
Torpedo (6.5"x52)
Box of 10 In Stock $139.92
save $20.9315% off
$118.99
Overall Rating 4.92 out of 5 Based on 215 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Oliva Serie V Melanio”

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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
Excellent cigar
Series V Melanio excellent cigar
5 out of 5
reeal good s,mokes
reeal good s,mokes
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
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
5 out of 5
Great Nicaraguan quality
Full bodied and flavorful..
5 out of 5
Great Cigars
One of the best
5 out of 5
Great
Bought them for my uncle, this is his go to cigar. In his words "best cigar on the market".
5 out of 5
Oliva Melanio Petie Corona
Great little stick for a quick enjoyable top of the line top shelf smoke guys/gals
5 out of 5
Awesome stick
One of my favorite sticks. Great burn, lots of smoke output and excellent flavors. Buy a box, you won't be disappointed.
5 out of 5
Takes the Edge Off
I like a small cigars for shorter duration smoking at times when a break for the daily grind is needed. This one fits the bill on all counts. Easy draw, even burn, exquisite flavors of sweet & spice. As good as cigars costing twice as much. I love this little angel.
5 out of 5
Melanio corona
All I can say is WOW, an amazing cigar experience, consistent from light to nub and what a flavor profile. A bit pricey for me and still worth every penny. Now begins the quest to find a match in the $4 price range, wish me luck
5 out of 5
Better to buy them in a box
I purchased a box and have smoked most of them. Excellent cigar, one of my favorite brands so far. Will buy them again!
5 out of 5
WOW
Best cigar that I have ever smoked!!!!
5 out of 5
Wonderful
Great Cigar!!
5 out of 5
A nice "go-to" cigar
A nice "go-to" cigar
5 out of 5
Great cigar
There's a reason why these cigars are touted as a top pick. They are a fantastic smoke!
5 out of 5
My favorite
Nice dark almost oily texture, nothing dry about this one. Nice ash and consistent burn. Taste is so good I call it a finger burner because you won't want to waste any of it!
5 out of 5
Oliva Melanio all sizes
What a masterful blend of flavors one only expects from Oliva. Guys they really deliver on this one. Slow even burn with all the flavors expected from Esteli Nicaraguan grown tobacco.
5 out of 5
Oliva, you have done it again.
What a Great smoke, I really enjoyed these, have to get more asap, Oliva you have done it again, thank you.
5 out of 5
Oliva Melanio all sizes
One of the best cigars ever. Perfect draw and burn along with wonderful flavors. This is my go to stick and will be yours after enjoying one. Hole in one guys !!!!
5 out of 5
Oliva Melanio
Oliva Melanio ranks among the best cigars ever produced. Flavor,burn and draw will not disappoint. This is a go to smoke. Enjoy the experience Oliva offers !!!!
4 out of 5
Just about a perfect cigar
Amazing cigar! High up in my top 10 for sure!
2 out of 5
Cheap humidor
Was excited when ordered. However once open hydrogermeter was cheap doesn't work had to buy a good digital meter, puzzle of why this the second humidor bought from you that wasn't worth the money. Given this investment I would at least expect a valued investment want be fooled again!
5 out of 5
Oliva Serie Va Melanio
I've never been disappointed with Oliva cigars and this one is no exception. I'm not a wine or cigar expert, I can't pick out the notes others can. If I like it, that's all that matters. This is a great little cigar. The draw is great and the burn is just about perfect.
5 out of 5
Oliva V
Great cigar....Best so far.
5 out of 5
These cigars are great.
Smooth tasting cigar.
5 out of 5
Great service
Thanks for fulfilling my order timely and accurately. These great smokes were for my son's wedding at West Point and they were enjoyed by the groomsmen and me - the proud dad of the groom. Thanks for your great service.
5 out of 5
Wonderful Cigar
Wonderful Cigar
5 out of 5
A masterpiece and experience not to be missed.
Ive purchased this box several times and as long as CI stocks it, I will continue to do so. This is a smooth, even keeled smoke all the way to the nub. You'll be peeling back both wrappers so soak up every last bit of this masterpiece. It is an elegant smoke with remarkable flavor that doesn't overwhelm, but never leaves you dissatisfied. Ive travelled the world and have been able to enjoy many works of art, but the Oliva Serie V Melanio sets itself apart. Every last detail from the gorgeous wrapper to its impressive presentation has been meticulously thought through by Oliva, leaving no sense unamused. The experience begins by opening the box and removing the delicate elements securing the cigars in place, and they won't remain in place for long once you've had one. It truly is a beautiful smoke that will not disappoint.
5 out of 5
Great Cigars
Fresh, great and delivered on time!
5 out of 5
Series V
Very good smoke. Nice draw all the way through. Good flavor and balance from start to finish. Have had over a dozen recently and never had a bad one, no hard draws, smokeand flavor are consistent all the way through.
5 out of 5
Outstanding
Every time I light one of these up, I'm glad that I did. This cigar is as close to perfection as I have ever experienced Enough strength to let you know that you're smoking a real cigar, but an underlying smoothness that let's you appreciate the intricate flavors that are typical of this fine stick. If I were stuck on a deserted island, and allowed only one smoke for the rest of my days, this one would be it. Luckily my local shop stocks them, so I can get them whenever I want one. A real treat. Highly recommended.
5 out of 5
Toro
Best cigar ever !!!!!!!!!1
5 out of 5
Really Good
An Awesome Cigar. To me, it cannot beat the regular Oliva V. Great for sure but for the money I'll stay with V Hands Down!!
5 out of 5
wow
what an excellent cigar. burnt my fingers because I didn't want it to end.
5 out of 5
great cigar
this cigar met my expectaions bought a pack of 10 and everyone was great
5 out of 5
Great
As an infrequent cigarist, even I can tell this is top notch!
5 out of 5
Great Cigar
Great Cigar
5 out of 5
Love it!
I've been smoking cigars since '92 when the Churchill edition of Cigar Aficionado came out. I was hooked. I've smoked a lot of cigars - some magnificent and some...less so. The Melanio is creamy with caramel and coffee notes but not spicy and the robusto is my cigar size of choice for "quick" smokes. Even though I savor a robusto just as much as a 60 gauge figuardo. Enjoy this Melanio and you won't be disappointed.
5 out of 5
Love them
Will buy again!
5 out of 5
An outstanding smoke
If you like the Serie O or Serie V you need to try this gar. Well worth the price.
5 out of 5
Great
Great great great
5 out of 5
Compare to the padron 1964
I have only been able to smoke the petit corona and robusto size and they are amazing. I'd compare this cigar very closely with the padron 1964 in natural. It is complex and a medium/full strength cigar with full flavors. Construction is great, even burn, stays cool, nice draw. Complex flavors include coffee, cream, leather, and definitely pepper! I find that the 1st third of the cigar is a blast of pepper and spice but transitions and mellows into a smooth cream and coffee flavor for the remainder of the cigar. If you enjoy Nicaraguan cigars this is a must try!
5 out of 5
Great go to cigar
The Oliva Series V is the best under 10.00 cigar I have tried.
5 out of 5
Oliva serie V
This was my first order of Oliva V Series and this will not be my last. Very nice cigar that you can enjoy all the way to a nub.
5 out of 5
A Total Pleasure
Before ordering I did quite a bit of research on the Oliva V Series. It was worth the effort to verify my findings: awesome cigar. Ordering through CI was also part of my research which is why I chose them.The entire process of ordering and receiving was simple and hassle free. As soon as I deplete my Series V smokes I'm ready to repeat the process. Thanks CI
5 out of 5
My favorite cigar
I've been smoking cigars for a few years now. I've had Cubans, Padrons and Davidoff among many other "top" cigars. I can honestly say this is the best cigar I have ever smoked. I am by no means an expert but just because a cigar has an expensive name doesn't mean it's going to taste good. This one tastes great. I buy as many as I can when I have the means to do so.
5 out of 5
Top notch!
My absolute most favorite smoke!
5 out of 5
Delicious.
Delicious.
5 out of 5
Awesome
I love this cigar!
5 out of 5
Great selection at fair prices!
Thanks for the friendly, good and prompt service
5 out of 5
Go to smoke
This is currently my favorite smoke.The burn,draw and flavors are excellent. And,the Corona size fits my schedule nicely
3 out of 5
Double
a little too big for me and the flavor didn't sweeten as quickly as the smaller sizes. Still worth the money
5 out of 5
Very tasty cigars
The cigars are smooth and have a lot of flavor and are a good size for when you don't want a whole lot of tobacco. They are good sit-on-the-porch cigars.
5 out of 5
More than I expected
The best cigar hands down.
5 out of 5
One of the best cigars
One of the best cigars I have ever enjoyed.
5 out of 5
Great smoke that lives up to the ratings
These are a lot smoother than the regular Serie V. The Melanio has a gorgeous creamy aspect with lots of smoke that coats the palate with deep rich flavors of cedar, white pepper, cocoa, and even a little cinnamon. The burn is mostly very even. A+
5 out of 5
Great cigar
excellent taste well worth the price
5 out of 5
Amazing!!!
At first this cigar is average but give it time because it will become one of the tastiest cigars you will ever smoke. I have smoked about 30+ different types of cigars and this is my #1 right now. I will be buying more, it is definitely worth it.
5 out of 5
Lives up to it's rating
Passed gars around to my card playing buddies and all enjoyed. One mentioned he hadn't had one in quite some time and that it was his favorite smoke. When I host gars again I will order them
4 out of 5
Great
Great event cigar to share with friends who don't usually smoke.
5 out of 5
Amazing!
These serie V Melanio's punch way above their weight class! I prefer them over the Padron anniversary series and for a third the price.
5 out of 5
Best cigar ever!
Best cigar ever!
5 out of 5
FAVORITE CIGAR HANDS DOWN!
I haven't tried a HUGE variety of cigars, maybe 20-25 different kinds at most, and at any moment I could always grab one of these. I only smoke other cigars to keep the Oliva V Melanio up to speed, plus it's pricy when you have it every single smoke.
Customer Testimonials
What more is there to say on Serie V Melanio? Easily one of my favorite smokes. Consistent. Smooth. Tasty.
This has been and is still my favorite cigar of choice. I try hard not to smoke it all the time, but when you have a tough time making a choice between cigars, you can NEVER go wrong with this one! I love the robusto!
V Melanio cigar is truly a great cigar. It is full of flavor and aroma, plus excellent box-press. I must order more of these great tasting cigars.
With so many really great cigars available these days it's not easy to find one that stands out from the crowd. Melanio does so in spades! First cigar I've had in a while that really knocked my socks off. I like these better than others that command twice the price. Worth every penny.
I tried one of these out of a recent sampler and now I'm in pain. It's still 3 weeks till my retirement check and I desperately want a box! Most delicious cigar I've ever tasted!
I picked a three of these up at the local B&M, a Figurado, and two others (gordos I think, fatter than a 56.). They were expensive, yes, but I'd say the cost reflected the quality. Full flavor, well balanced flavor, impeccable construction. You owe it to yourself to at least try them.
This stick is simply amazing! Pricey, yes but I can't help but keep checking here hoping that one day I'll find it as the deal of the day, weekend spotlight, or weekly special. Until then, I'll have to keep splitting boxes and buying singles. It's very creamy and flavorful. Treat yourself to one, and you'll see what I mean.
(Churchill) Took the final inch and tamped it into a pipe with no re-light and the draw was still impeccable if that says anything. Creamy crushed-velvet like delivery of light cedar maintained from start to finish. Excellent construction, voluminous smoke and razor sharp burn. Lasted and hour and a half with a steady inch and a half ash. No real development of flavor other than intensity into the last third which I have no complaints about. Some classify that as a "one trick pony" others relish the "consistency" so it all boils down to what you are looking for. No criticism of the cigar here- would definitely say that if I were looking for a "full" bodied smoke I would have been searching for more as the last third reminded me of how a "full" cigar starts out if that makes sense. However, as a "Medium-Full" cigar this is right where you want to be. (Benchmark cigar: Arturo Fuente Sun Grown Double Chateau)
From the moment you pick this stick up to the last draw on the nub left after you get done smoking it you will only be able to say, "WOW". I am a big fuente opus x fan and a don Carlos fan, but this cigar from Oliva rivals the best Opus. I have over 100 of them in my humidor and every single one I have smoked over the past year has had a perfect burn and a perfect draw. One of my friends tried one the other day and said to me, there is no way that is fill bodied. My reply was, yea it is definitely full bodied, they are just so damn smooth and creamy that you just don't realize it. This is truly a gift from the heavens. Well done Oliva. There is no reason why this should not be in the top 25 for 2014 this year. Truly a cigar lovers dream. This is what all cigars should be judged against!!!
I absolutely love this smoke! These cigars get better and better every time I have one. Full bodied and smooth from start to finish. Even burn every time and have never had any construction problems. I will continue to reload over and over again on these babies.
I had a Petit Corona a couple hours ago. It's a really small cigar that's good for about a 35 minute or so smoke. Ash held on till it was half smoked. Perfectly even burn. Great earth flavors with a strong coffee note. About halfway through I began getting this slightly bitter chocolate flavor too. This is an excellent cigar. My personal preference does lean toward the traditional circular cigars but the box press shape didn't hurt this cigar. You can't go wrong with this cigar.
Finally got a chance to try one of these yesterday. I'd say they are med-full, not quite full-bodied, but they are deceptively smooth, and I really enjoyed this cigar (torpedo). This shouldn't surprise me, as I like most of what the Oliva family makes. Based on my experience with the V maduro each year, going back to the 2008 original (also one of my top-ten all-time favs, and I still have a few), as well as the Master Blend 2 and regular V, G maddie, etc., and considering that experience and what I taste in these cigars, I expect they will also age very well. Pretty much fantastically, in fact. I just wish they were a little less expensive. I'd love to be able to stash a box away for 4-5 years, at which point they should go from really damned good to amazing. At the present time, I'd rate these a solid 94. With five years of properly-stored aging, I'd expect to see them pick up another point or two. While a bit expensive for me now (setting up a business is a good way to drain whatever money you've saved and incur plenty of debt), these cigars are excellent, and good enough to serve as a special occasion smoke, too....I honestly cannot recall the last time I had an Oliva cigar I didn't like, and even with that having been said, the Melanio stand out. Have some Melanio maddies on order, too...can't wait to try them.
very nice cigar(4.5x46) construction/burn/flawless/flavor very nice. Not close to padron 1926/t64. But there is now room in my humi for these
.... Absolute HEAVEN!!!!! I mean the padron was,,,,ok,, but for that price- GEEEE!, does anybody out there know what a top 5 star cigar is?, or do we just hand out 5 stars left and right?? This Oliva V is like my benchmark! As other have posted, the cigar is just amazing, creamy hints of EVERYTHING, sooooo smooth. Burn-excellent, smoke- you just don't want any of it to leave the room, aroma like nothing else- will just bring sweet tears to your eyes. But to put this into perspective; here are some of my 5 stars for comparison,,,,,,La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor (awesome!), Flor de las Antillas (it's like smoking velvet!), My Father No.1(only on sale) ,,, 4 stars (some)-Nica rustica (just nothing like it), Torano Exodus 1959 or Master, Perdomo 20th anniversary/ or the Champagne NIOR(incredible flavors, have got to try!!), Alec Bradley Presando,Alec Bradly Tempus, , just to name some for the point....
fantastic smoke. not a cheap smoke, but one of the best values for a top shelf stick. if you like padron '64 then you really need to try this. killa stick.
I purchased a box of Oliva Serie V Melanio last Oct. They been sitting in my cabinet since then. Tonight I grabbed one and went down to a cigar lounge I frequent, I was more then impressed with this cigar. It was one of the best cigars I have ever smoked. Big thick creamy smoke with a very light coffee tone to it, with a very easy pepper just enough to give it some spice. Construction was A-PLUS. The burn was perfect right to the end. I have smoked some expensive cigars that don't even come close to what the Oliva Serie V Melanio has to offer. My suggestion is if you have the extra ching around pick up a box and put them in your humidor for afew months. You will not be disappointed. I give the Oliva Serie V Melanio a 95 rating.
My first stick in the morning and my last at night. Always consistent from box to box.
This is my go to cigar for right now. Not as pricey as a Padron 1926 Anniversary, but the flavor is the closest copy I have ever found. They need to rest though. Every single Melanio I have smoked at the cigar shop has been a pleasant experience, but the flavors are muted. This is not a budget stick, but compared to Padron prices it certainly is a bargain.
I bought 5 last summer from a local shop. Smoked one right away, and although I enjoyed it very much, it was rather dry and under-whelming (this shop's humidor is always regulated at too low a humidity for my liking). Let the other 4 sit for the past 6 months at 72%. I pulled one out yesterday and all I have to say is WOW!. The cigar was simply amazing from start to finish. The texture, moisture content, burn and draw was perfect. The flavors were complex and deeply satisfying to my palate. I will be buying more very soon. These will always have a place in my humidor.
Having smoked hundreds of brands, this one (Churchill) is still an attention-getter. I have tried and loved all things Oliva but this one beats them all. This is one of the few that I have to smoke on a fortified stomach and/or sitting down.
What a magnificent cigar! I've had a box of robustos resting for about 6 months and just finished my first. All I can say is WOW! This cigar really reminded me of a Cuban Cohiba Robusto. It's got that subtle sweet, smooth, musky essence that I've only found in high dollar Cohibas with just a hint of spice. I've been smoking for 30 years and this is one of the best. I've got a couple boxes of Master blends 3 and this cigar blows them away. A great value.
This is one delicious smoke. Start to finish, great flavors right back to the nub. Needless to say, (but I'll say it) the construction and draw were perfect. A very enjoyable cigar.
I bought a box of the Serie V Melanio petite coronas about two months ago and put them away to rest until tonight. I am very impressed with this cigar. This little guy packs a lot of flavor. I notice some leather and a bright wood component as well. Burns great...nice long finish on the palate. Excellent! I'll buy more. Goes great with Makers Mark.
One of the best Cigars I have smoked. Great cigar!
I bought a box of Robustos and let them sit for 35 days and decided to smoke my first one on the 4th of July. Easily one of the best cigars I have smoked. The only thing I didn't like is that it didn't last longer. I decided to fix that problem and go with a box of churchills on my next purchase;) Great taste and huge amounts of smoke with a near perfect burn and draw. You can't go wrong here.
I have to tell you, I try not to spend more than $10 a stick, but I treated myself to a Melanio and I will be buying more. All I can say is "WOW". This is a full body with incredible flavor. It starts off good, and just keeps getting better. Treat yourself to one. You deserve it.