Oliva Cigars
Oliva Serie V Melanio Maduro Churchill

Vitola: Chruchill
Length: 7.0
Gauge: 50

Wrapper: Mexican San Andrés Maduro
Binder: Nicaraguan Habano
Filler: Nicaraguan Habano
Factory: Tabacalera Oliva de Nicaragua S.A.
Country: Nicaragua
Purchase Source: Timber Valley Tobacco
Date Purchased: July 31, 2019
Price: $14.50
Date Smoked: August 8, 2019
Quantity: 1

Oliva Serie V Melanio Maduro Churchill

Maduro, Melanio, Mexican San Andres, Nicaragua, Nicaraguan Habano, Oliva Cigars, Serie VToday I had the first time pleasure of blazing the Oliva Melanio V Maduro Churchill; probably a longer vitola than I would have normally chosen, but this was the only size at the B&M where I purchased it.

At first puff, I couldn’t quite believe what I was tasting… cool rich earthy chocolate with a mild sweet leather finish. Missing was my anticipation of a pepper blast that never really showed up and I’m fine with that.

I was really enjoying the start of the Melanio V Maduro anticipating what would happen at the halfway point and I was not disappointed. What a delicious cigar!

At the second third the body of the Melanio V Maduro is ramping up and the flavors are melding into one smooth tasty volume of chewy smoke with no real discernable flavors; much like the very start that I thought was different as I smacked my lips trying to identify cigar flavors that dissolved on my palate.

At the last third, I can say that this is a creamy cigar with its flavorful San Andres wrapper. This cigar hits all the flavor checkboxes that I look for in a cigar.

I just purchased some more… I had a strong feeling that I was going to enjoy the Oliva Melanio V Maduro.

Stay Smoky
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The Experience

Ash: Even
Draw: Perfect
Smoke Output: Thick
Flavor: Earthy
Strength: Medium/Full
Body: Medium
Finish: Complex
Value: Good
Overall Rating (1-5): 4

The Cigar

Chocolate: 3
Coffee: 3
Cream: 3
Earthy: 3
Leather: 2
Pepper: 1