Oliva Serie V Melanio Humidor (Limited Edition)
Serie V Melanio Humidor
This genuinely captivating piece of craftsmanship will be the apex of any aficionado’s collection. An heirloom quality masterpiece that would fit right into a museum exibit. The humidor itself has been hand crafted by some of the most skilled artisans in the world. Only 1100 of these high-grade Mahogany humidors were made. This is number 984. Kiln-dried Spanish Cedar lines the 60 deliciously blended cigars that come with the collection. The ceiling is fitted with two state-of-the-art humidification systems and a sleek, sophisticated hygrometer. The humidor stands on four cornered brass-plated feet, to match the hinges, handle and lock.
The Oliva Serie V Melanio has been synonymous with perfection since its release in 2013. The line has been granted countless accolades including a staggering rating of 96. The cigar also achieved the almighty title of #1 Cigar of the Year for 2014, that is as good as it gets. The humidor comes with three vitolas of stunning cigars: Figuado, Robusto and Torpedo.
Serie V Melanio Cigar
The Figurado is a unique vitola that has been box-pressed into a rectangular shape. Aroma coming from the Figurado is a heavy sweetness with some leather. The aroma dies throughout the cigar meanwhile the taste intensifies. the first third starts incredibly delicate, yet medium, with a sweet and salty nuttiness and a touch of pepper in the back. It’s a wicked contrast and is incredibly detailed. Eventually, the Melanio settles to a sweet and short cocoa with an easy saltiness and a mass of pepper accumulating at the back of your throat.
The second third is largely dominated by peanut notes characterised by the incredible saltiness, which is easily the signature of this blend. Some creaminess sooths the salt as well as some earthiness, but the core stills hits you with a lot of pepper. The strength intensifies to that we have become used to from Oliva with a real hit, whilst not blindingly powerful.
The final third presents a cool-down from the distinc intensity of the flavours that come before it. A more generic nuttiness and earth takeover with grassiness making you feel as though you are in a hay-filled barnyard. Overall, this is a smoke that takes you to a different place entirely. Mind-blowing, awe-inspiring and unequivocally deserving of the 96-rating.
- Vitolas : Figurado (6″ x 52) and Robusto (6″ x 52) and Torpedo
- Origin : Nicaragua
- Wrapper : Ecuadorian Sumatra
- Strength : Medium-Full