Oliva V Melanio Robusto Cigar Review
This 5×52 box pressed stick features a dark brown butter smooth wrapper with a soft even pack, minimal veins, tight invisible seams, double cap and a mild chocolate and hay aroma. First light revealsa great draw with plentiful medium-full smoke production showing a smooth creamy textured body of a deep grass and earth followed by a long deep finish of the same with some black pepper flavor but no spice or zing. The first third changes very quickly to a complex blend of flavors both on the draw and finish. They include a creamy textured and tasting sweet peppery coffee with a little milk chocolate that goes in to the long zingy pepper and spice finish. Hitting the 1/2 way point at 20 minutes the ash fell off in a solid chunk while flavors mellowed a bit to a medium body, keeping the very smooth coffee and sweetness dropping almost all the pepper and zing. Ending down to the nub at 1 hour the last bit burns slower and adds in more chocolate to the draw making for an experience very much like most Padron 1964’s! Thank you very much to viewer Carlo Esqueda for sending this one in for review!