The Oliva Serie V “Melanio” was awarded Cigar of the Year in 2014 with a stunning 96 rating. This is the nub version original cigar that the Melanio was based on. It also goes by the name “Oliva Liga Especiale.” This cigar is no slouch, with the Serie V blend taking the number 3 spot on Cigar Aficionado’s Top 25 list in 2017 and earning a 95 rating (in the belicoso size).
The blend features aged Nicaraguan long-fillers from a number of locations (Condega, Esteli, and Jalapa). Instead of the Melanio’s Sumatra wrapper, this original stick features a Nicaraguan Sun Grown Habano wrapper. The taste is wonderful: cedar, leather, sweet pepper, and a bit of spice. It’s also plenty strong. Sun grown wrappers have soaked up a ton of sun, and as a result, the leaves are healthy and thick. You’ll get your fix, even from this small size.
So, why a nub? Well let’s focus on the obvious: it’s shorter. We don’t always have an hour to kick back and puff away. Hell, we almost never have that kind of time, these days. For that reason, the Oliva Serie V Nub is convenient. There’s also a theory that this is the way to capture the “best part” of the smoking experience, so if you’re a lover of that final third, Oliva is trying to cater to you. Luckily, no matter what part of the cigar you like, this is an award-winning blend that always delivers.
Please browse our selection of Oliva Serie V Nub cigars at your leisure.