#8 Cigar Aficionado Top 25 2018 / Cigar Aficionado Rating 94 / Cigar Journal Rating 91
Serie V Melanio Natural is hand rolled using expertly fermented ligero fillers, leaves known for their robust and rich flavour. Five years in the making, these special cigars are sure to exceed a premium cigar smoker’s highest expectations. This skill and dedication were rewarded in 2014 when the Serie V Melanio Figurado was named Cigar Aficionado Cigar of the Year.
The long filler tobaccos are a blend of Oliva Nicaraguan Habano that emphasises tobacco from the Jalapa region, an area known for a more nuanced leaf than the Estelí or Condega regions. This carefully aged Jalapa blend produces a particularly flavoured smoke.
These cigars are full flavoured yet smooth with rich big notes of leather framed by a range of coffee, caramel and woody intonations. The carefully aged Jalapa blend produces a particularly flavoured smoke.