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Oliva V Melanio Maduro Torpedo Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, January 17, 2015
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Oliva V Melanio Maduro Torpedo Cigar Review

This 6.5×52 box pressed stick features a dark chocolate oily silky wrapper with a soft even pack, minimal veins, tight invisible seams and a rich musty mocha aroma. First light reveals a snug draw with decent smoke output, having to had cut over .5 inches off the tip to open it up. Flavors are medium-full bodied showing an oily, thick earth pepper and coffee with a long finish. The first third opens the draw slightly which is a good thing, still producing smooth rich smoke. The original light flavors are still all there joined by a dark cocoa that lingers in to the finish. 40 minutes in at the 1/2 way point the ash falls off in a solid chunk, the burn is perfect and flavors only change by going barely sweet, keeping the big smooth complex blend. Ending at 1:25 the last third showed no further changes. Thank you very much to viewer Robert Menke for sending this in for review!

  • yosef5

    Another good cigar to smoke
    Also a very good review
    Thank you

  • SF Cecil

    One of my favorite cigars! I think it pairs well with a little Woodford Reserve. Thank You for the review .

  • chad1955

    I like the cigar but usually get the Robusto. I’ve had issues with the draw on the torpedo. On a side note; love the new patio/”studio”. It is a much more inviting space than the prior. Nice job!

  • Joe

    Very good cigar.

  • dexter1

    Nice setup out there

  • dantheman1451

    good review, and nice studio

  • Uncle_Salty

    Glad you enjoyed it Brian. I agree with you on the draw. I bought these when they were introduced (torpedo only). Now they have better options.

  • Paul

    I for one am glad to see the reviews coming in again. Way too sparse while the studio’s been rebuilt!

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