Oliva Serie V Melanio Robusto
This 2012 addition to the Oliva family's long tobacco growing tradition is named after the family's patriarch and first tobacco grower, Melanio Oliva. The Oliva Serie V Melanio Robusto Maduro is a handmade, rich premium cigar made with aged ligero fillers that give the cigar a rich and robust flavor. The wrapper is grown by the Oliva Cigar Co. in Ecuador.
Expect a rich and robust palate from this cigar with pleasant coffee notes, bitter cocoa and dark wood undertones.
- Size: 4 1/2"
- Ring Gauge: 46
- Strength: Medium
- Vitola: Robusto
- Country: Nicaragua
- Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra-Seed
- Binder: Nicaragua
- Filler: Jalapa Nicaragua
Founder Melanio Oliva started growing tobacco in Pinar del Rio, Cuba, in 1886. In the 1920's his son Facundo Oliva took control of the company. In the 1960's Facundo Oliva swapped growing for brokering tobacco and continued to do so until his departure. Wanting to grow tobacco outside of Cuba with the intention of replicating the Cuban taste he settled in Nicaragua where he planted Cuban seed tobacco. Today the Oliva brand is the second largest cigar producer in Nicaragua. The brand was acquired in 2016 by Belgian cigar manufacturer J. Cortes and received a new lease of life as well as upgraded production facilities.