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Oliva Serie 'V' Melanio Robusto Sale

 Box of 10

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 Melan​io 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."

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PackIn StockMSRPPriceQtyCart
Robusto (5.0"x52)
Box of 10In Stock$102.24
save $42.2541% off
$59.99
Overall Rating4.87 out of 5 Based on 210 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Oliva Serie 'V' Melanio Robusto”

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5 out of 5
Oliva’s Masterpiece
Flawless construction and performance. Flavorful and smooth cigar. The Robusto Oliva Serie V Melanio cigars are one of the most perfect cigars I have enjoyed.
4 out of 5
Good
Good
5 out of 5
Oliva V
Loved it
4 out of 5
Great taste. Went out couple
Great taste. Went out couple times but it could be me as I let it sit to long
5 out of 5
Great value...
These are wonderful cigars at great price...10 of 10!!!
5 out of 5
Great Smoke
This is as good as it gets!
5 out of 5
Oliva
Fantastic Smoke.
5 out of 5
Simply My Favorite
When I’m looking for something to sit and savor, this is my go to!
5 out of 5
Great cigars
Burns nice, flavorful. Really nice cigar
5 out of 5
Oliva V Melanio
First class cigar. Medium plus strength. Good flavour.
5 out of 5
Olivia Review
Possibly one of the best cigars on the market today. While rated as a full body cigar it's not overpowering. Always a favorite and the humidor is stocked with these...
5 out of 5
Oliva Serie V, A good smoke
Enjoyable Cigar.
5 out of 5
Melanio
Awesome!
5 out of 5
Smooth draw lots of smoke!
Smooth draw lots of smoke! Great cigar!!!
4 out of 5
Oliva V
Good smoke smooth med to full flavor
5 out of 5
One of the best cigars on the market
The presentation is outstanding the cigars are even better. The 96 rating is well worth the money.
5 out of 5
Great sticks....
Great sticks....
5 out of 5
They loved them
I gave these as a birthday gift to my friend. He loved them. He said they were the best ones yet.
5 out of 5
Great flavors and smooth!
Great flavors and smooth!
5 out of 5
Olive
Great cigar
5 out of 5
GREAT CIGAR
Great taste, One of my Favorite cigars a must have.
5 out of 5
My favorite
This is a great cigar to enjoy with a nice bourbon or scotch, it’s not to be rushed. Take you time and enjoy!!
5 out of 5
Great
Great
5 out of 5
love these! no wonder its a top 10
One of my favorites so far. Love the smell, wife likes the smell. Medium cigar, burns evenly and smoke time is almost perfect 30-45 minutes, perfect with a couple good drinks
5 out of 5
The Oliva V Melanio is
The Oliva V Melanio is a great cigar!
5 out of 5
Excellent Cigar
The proliferation of brands and styles are overwhelming today, but Oliva is consistently a go to for me. They keep the lineup simple and are able to maintain excellent quality. Nice draw, even burn, smooth right at the first draw. A must for aficionados!
5 out of 5
Excellent smoke
One of the best out there
5 out of 5
Great cigar
A great cigar, great taste and good draw
5 out of 5
They live up to the
They live up to the cigar of the year that they received in 2014!
5 out of 5
Fantastic!
One of the best cigars on the market.
5 out of 5
Great smoke!!
These are hands down one of the best. So much value for the money!
4 out of 5
Quality as expected
Quality as expected
5 out of 5
Oliva
Smooth smoke with good flavor
5 out of 5
My usual
I like these so much they have become my "regular"
5 out of 5
The Best
Thank you CI best box deal and cigar of my orders yet.
5 out of 5
Great cigar!!
One of my favorites. Well constructed and consistent.
5 out of 5
Great draw, perfect even burn
Great draw, perfect even burn smooth finish
5 out of 5
Great Smoke
Great Smoke
5 out of 5
Olivia V Melanio
Awesome Cigar... It’s silky, sweet with a hint of cocoa and cedar Love the creamy smoke. Those around me are captivated by the smell and aroma
5 out of 5
Great cigar
Great cigar
5 out of 5
One of the very best!
If you smoke many different cigars and then try one of these it’s like night and day! Great draw, lots of smoke, wonderful taste - and with the low CI prices anyone can enjoy them now and again!
5 out of 5
Oliva serie V melanio
So smooth ... doesn't feel like a full body cigar. Great stick!!
5 out of 5
Unbelievable
Unbelievable
5 out of 5
Supurfulous!
What else can 5 stars say Buano!
5 out of 5
Smooth, bold, but not too bold
I was first introduced to this cigar at The Monte Cristo Cigar Bar in Las Vegas. I fell in love immidiatly. It burns evenly and is very smooth right down to the nub. It has a tremendous flavor and is bold without being overpowering. This is the best cigar I have had second only to The Late Hour which is way more expensive.
5 out of 5
great smoke
great smoke
5 out of 5
Delicious cigar
One of my favorite!!!
5 out of 5
Great smoke
Very very good smoke all the way through
5 out of 5
Oliva Melanio
The Oliva Melanio Cigars are smooth with an easy draw. They are be far my go to cigar at any venue and I real hit with my Cigar and Beer Night Friends.
4 out of 5
Very good relaxing smoke
Very good relaxing smoke
5 out of 5
Really enjoyed this cigar
Really enjoyed this cigar
5 out of 5
Timeless Favorite
This one of my all time favorites! Never disappointed!
5 out of 5
Always great
I truely love these. Easy draw, great taste, consistent quality box after box after box.
5 out of 5
Just awesome
The construction alone is worth the price.
5 out of 5
Oliva Melanio
Just fantastic I've ordered them before and keep coming back for more. All cigars should be made this well
4 out of 5
Nice and smooth
Nice and smooth
5 out of 5
Mind blowing!
I've smoked over 200 different kinds of cigars and kept a record of all of them, categorizing them into Bad Cigars, Just Ok Cigars, Good Cigars and Mind Blowing Cigars. Oliva V Melanio is in the Mind Blowing category along with Rocky Patel Decade, Rocky Patel Royale, La Aroma De Cuba Mi Amor, 601 Blue Maduro, Torano Exodus 1959 50 yr Box Press, My Father No.1, Alec Bradely Prensado, Aging Room Quatro F55, Flor De Antellas, La Antiquedad, Arturo Fuente Opus X and Padron 1964.
5 out of 5
top of the line cigar
Beginning with an incredible boxed presentation, this cigar has everything. The Wrapper is gorgeous in appearance and delightful in flavor. The filler blend is savory, and it burns flawlessly to a satisfying finish.
5 out of 5
One of my favorites
I caught a great deal on Cigar Intl, and stocked up on these gems! My favorite Oliva to Date! Front to back its a great smoke!
5 out of 5
V Series Melanio
It's hard to get any better.
5 out of 5
Still a King
There’s a reason the Melanio has been rated one of the top cigars. It’s always a fantastic go-to. Great structure, great smoke. It never disappoints!!
5 out of 5
Melanio Connoisseur
In addition to having a great taste, there is the consistency in the quality of production. I have been smoking Oliva V Melanio for years. I started in 2014 the year it was a marked cigar of the year. No bite, just a small enjoyable smoke.
5 out of 5
very good
Excellent
5 out of 5
Excellent Cigar
Smooth, medium to full body with many nuances in theflavor.
5 out of 5
Oliva V
My favorite cigar..... start to finish... the best !
5 out of 5
Very nice!
These ones are better than those ones! I buy these regularly. Never a bad one in the bunch. Truly a premium cigar.
5 out of 5
great cigar....
a full bodied smoke that is ultra smooth and flavorful. My favorite.
5 out of 5
Cigar Heaven
Great gift any time!
5 out of 5
Smooth cigar
Smooth and strong cigar. One of my favorites. Goes well with coffee or good ole single malt scotch.
4 out of 5
Good, but not great
Cigar lacks the intensity and complexity consistent with 96 rating. There are less expensive cigars on the market with better flavor profiles.
5 out of 5
Better than advertised!
Fantastic smoke, well built, easy draw, tasty and satisfying. Smoked 4 of these beautiful cigars while sailing over a long weekend. Never woke up with "ashtray mouth" in the morning!
3 out of 5
Not bad
Great tobacco. Loose wrap which caused several of them to self destruct while smoking
5 out of 5
Awesome
These are one of my favorite cigars! A great consistent smoke all the time!
5 out of 5
Great smoke
Wonderful stick. OLIVA has yet to let me down. I’m not getting into all the great flavors, as you can find them everywhere. I am however highly recommend this cigar...try it, it won’t disappoint.
4 out of 5
Pleasant smoking cigar.
Pleasant smoking cigar.
5 out of 5
The perfect size cigar for
The perfect size cigar for an occasional smoker, burn perfectly
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
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
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 !
5 out of 5
Serie VMalanio
A very satisfying experience.
5 out of 5
Great cigar. Smoked it down
Great cigar. Smoked it down to the last inch.
4 out of 5
All good
Good smoke you will like it
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 Melanio Robusto
One of the best cigars I’ve smoked. Packed with flavor, and volumes of smoke
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.
5 out of 5
my favorite smoke
Even burning, medium to strong, great flavor, well constructed.
5 out of 5
Why I buy from CI
Another great deal on a great cigar...
5 out of 5
Excellent
Real nice cigar. Great flavor from beginning to end.
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
4 out of 5
Very nice
Great construction , flavor , and even burn
5 out of 5
Excellent cigar.
Excellent cigar.
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
Delicious
Delicious
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
Very good cigar
Very mellow and consistent.......would buy again.
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
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
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
Olivia Melanio
Very robust cigar. Good draw and just the right amount of flavor. Highly recommend!!!
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
Great
Great
4 out of 5
a good cigar
a good cigar
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
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
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 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
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!
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
My everyday cigar
Nice everyday cigar. Flavorful robusto. Consistent smoke, and it you can find it, priced right
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
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
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
Awesome smoke. Tasty, slow even burn. Gotta have more
Ditto above
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
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
Excellent. Rich but not overwhelming.
Excellent. Rich but not overwhelming.
5 out of 5
Excellent!
Great cigar. One of my all time favorites.
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'.
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
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
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
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
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
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
One of my favorite sticks!
I love Oliva, and this is by far one of my favorite sticks.
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
Amazing stick
Very smooth great draw
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
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
A great cigar
Great taste, great construction and consistent in quality.
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
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
Great cigar!
This is one of my top five favorites! Great flavor, and a great 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
Dessert!
A true dessert for cigar afficianados!
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
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
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!
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
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
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
A++
Great smoke!
5 out of 5
Cigars
One word EXCELLENT
5 out of 5
Great Nicaraguan quality
Full bodied and flavorful..
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
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
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 !!!!
5 out of 5
Wonderful Cigar
Wonderful Cigar
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
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
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
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
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
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.