There is a beautifully applied triple cap. One of my favorites so far. This cigar is still wonderful since it’s CA rating a few years ago. Never woke up with “ashtray mouth” in the morning! The maduro wrapper hides a lot of the rich flavors. Great draw, lots of smoke, wonderful taste – and with the low CI prices anyone can enjoy them now and again!

Take you time and enjoy!! A flawless triple cap. A nice afternoon nosh. This is my new go-to weekend smoke. The cocoa fades a bit. Great cigar but I should have purchased a larger size.

A little pricey but I buy them for special occasions Excellent cigar. All cigars should be made this well. Always try to keep some in the boxes. Great price on these. This is one of the best cigars ever. Notes of coffee, slight oak chocolate and cream stay consistent throuout the smoke.

From Oliva web site: Of course, the taste is the most important quality. Full flavored yet very smooth. One of my fav. There is a nice baguette element.

Just what you expect from Oliva. It is the only cigar I smoke any more. This cigar is still melani since it’s CA rating a few years ago.

I caught a great deal on Cigar Intl, and stocked up on these gems! I think this is one of Oliva’s best products. The spiciness becomes very strong and makes me sneeze on the retrohale. This is one of my top five favorites! As Cuba became over-run by communist the tobacco landscape changed. Full flavored but smooth, not harsh. After returning from war Melanio resumed his operations.


After returning from war Melanio resumed his operations. Not as full bodied as some, but def a quality, highly ranked cigar. CI has great prices and delivery on Oliva cigars. And I almost commented on your Andalusian Bull review to recommend the Melanio to anyone having trouble locating the Bull.

Everything you’d expect from a top 25 cigar.

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These are well constructed, burn evenly and have a great melani. I started wih the Serie V, but the Melanio takes it up a notch.

I like these so much they have become my “regular”. This has become my cigar of choice. This cigar takes roughly minutes to smoke and is a definitely an everyday revisw as the price point is just right. This cigar is absolutely perfect in every way.

The presentation is outstanding the cigars are even better. Which pains me greatly. The burn the draw exquisite.

Oliva Serie V Melanio Robusto | Cigar Aficionado

I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I am however highly recommend this cigar Great little stick perfect with my morning coffee.


This is my new go-to weekend smoke. I have reviewed these several times and nothing has changed. My Husband only smokes theses cigars. The box was dry and the cigars lacked humidity. My go to relaxation smoke with a good bourbon. It reviw not get much better than this.

Oliva Serie V Melanio | Cigar Review – Cigar Reviews by Phil ‘Katman’ Kohn

One of my favorite smokes. Best cigar in the world for the money. What a great cigar at an awesome price. Killer cigar with all the flavor you could ask for! We were stuffed to the gills with some of the heaviest food on the planet. Was very awesome smoke, had great dessert notes chocolate,coffee,caramel,cedar. OLIVA has yet to let me rpbusto.