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Oliva makes wishes come true!Further proving that the third time really is the charm, Oliva Serie 'V' Melanio Maduro comes bounding down the wish-fulfilling highway at full speed straight into the anticipatory arms of the wise. This highly anticipated follow-up to a duo of esteemed predecessors, Serie V and Serie V Melanio, Serie V Melanio Maduro is a limited-edition box-pressed blend that lives up to expectations, and then some. Named to honor Melanio Oliva, who is believed to be the first member of the Oliva Cigar Company to grow tobacco, this maduro fitfully honors his legacy with an intriguing blend of flavor and texture. And coming from Oliva, one of the industry’s hottest and most in-demand boutique brands, it comes as no big surprise.Those of you who go mad for maduros will positively drool over the blend of Nicaraguan Habano long-fillers cradled in a dark, San Andres maduro wrapper. Packed to the brim with complex, intoxicating flavors, you might just shed a tear at how well it delivers. I kid, but honestly, this carefully crafted full-bodied handmade brings a deeper, richer bouquet to table than its already impressive brother the Serie 'V' Melanio. Expect amplified notes of pepper, earth, espresso, spices, and an undeniable sweetness to give the Melanio Maduro its signature profile. You can look forward to a lot from this one, and as far as that wishing business goes, you'll only wish you had another. Oliva Serie 'V' Melanio Maduro received a well-deserve 92-rating noting: "Beautifully box-pressed, this Churchill offers a sweet and toasty smoke that starts with warm, bready notes before developing a walnut, toffee and tea-like quality."
It takes patience. The first 1 1/2" is pretty ho hum. About the time you think you wasted alot of money, the flavor starts to sneak in. By the time you reach the last 2" you wish it was 4" longer. Took 1:45 to smoke because it is so well packed. First couple of puffs are tight but it opens up nicely. In my humi for 6 months now and will try again next month. So many choices and so little time.
Dynomite ,, what else can i say its the best of the oliva v family IMO, great smoke. try it you wont be dispointed.