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Maduro Version of Oliva Serie V Melanio Figurado Coming Next Month

Nov 1, 2019 | By David Savona
Maduro Version of Oliva Serie V Melanio Figurado Coming Next Month
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The Oliva Serie V Melanio Figurado Maduro, a double-tapered, box-pressed smoke, should be on the market by December.

Oliva Cigar Co. has created a maduro version of the 2014 Cigar of the Year, and it’s scheduled to ship out from Nicaragua in the next few weeks. The Oliva Serie V Melanio Figurado Maduro, a double-tapered, box-pressed smoke measuring 6 1/2 inches long by 52 ring gauge at its fattest point, should be on the market by December.

The original version of this cigar, made with an Ecuador Sumatra wrapper, scored 96 points and was named Cigar Aficionado’s 2014 Cigar of the Year. The new maduro version is being rolled in the same dimensions as the original, but with a darker wrapper leaf grown in the San Andrés Valley of Mexico. The inside of the cigar is all Nicaraguan.

“The cigars have already been made and aged,” says Ian Blanken, director of marketing for Oliva Cigar Co. Blanken was in Nicaragua, at Oliva’s Tabolisa 1 factory where the new cigars were rolled. “The factory is currently packaging them and getting them ready for shipping.”

The first shipment will consist of 7,000 boxes, each containing 10 cigars. “For now, it will be [limited],” Blanken says, adding that more might come later.

This is the fourth Melanio Maduro size, joining the Churchill, Robusto and Torpedo. The Oliva Serie V Melanio Maduro Churchill scored 92 points in two separate Cigar Aficionado blind tastings (2015 and 2017). The Oliva Serie V Melanio Maduro Torpedo scored 89 points in 2014.

The Melanio line is a limited-production offshoot of the Oliva Serie V. The maduro versions are made in even smaller quantities than the Melanios rolled with Ecuadoran wrappers.

For a rating of the upcoming Oliva Serie V Melanio Figurado Maduro, see a future issue of Cigar Insider.

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