477. Oliva Serie V Melanio Gran Reserva Limitada Figurado Aged 2013

Gifted by a friend.

Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco’s cigar lounge.

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua

Size: 6.5×52, Perfecto. (Soft Boxpressed).

Wrapper: Milk chocolate, oily and smooth with tiny veins.

Construction: Fairly firm with a even feel when lightly squeezed.

Cold draw: Sweet wood note.

1st third: Starts with a buttery biscuit, sweet and salty nutty note and oakwood.

2nd third: Added note of cacao to the previous flavours.

Burn: Burns fairly sharp with a firm and stable white ash.

Smoke: Voluminous smoke with a medium heat feel on the tongue and a light draw.

3rd third: A kick of black pepper tickle the tongue oh so lightly, it’s also front heavy on cacao, sweet and salty nuts with a firm finish of oakwood.

Duration: 16:05-17:20, 1h 15 min.

Conclusion: A full bodied cigar with a medium strength profile. I would most definitely want to smoke this cigar again, it performed very well. I could even leave it for a bit without it going out.

Result: In my book this is an 92 point cigar.

/Cigar Reviewer André

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