Serie V and Serie V Melanio, Serie V Melanio Maduro is a limited-edition box-pressed blend that lives up to expectations, and then some. Named to honor Melanio Oliva, who is believed to be the first member of the Oliva Cigar Company to grow tobacco, this maduro fitfully honors his legacy with an intriguing blend of flavor and texture.
Recently Mr. Patel visited the Dominican and he must have liked what he found, since he returned with a tasty new handmade. Rocky has worked with these factories before, but always the Honduras one. They make great cigars, but the Dominican factory is really the flagship one, and this is Rocky’s first venture with the main operation.
The Scepter Series offers great taste, complex yet harmoniuos experience and exquisite aromas with range of strengths suitable for both the novice and experience aficionado. A blend of different filler from Dominican Republic and Peru, combined with a Connecticut binder and finished with a Connecticut Ecuador wrapper. Light to medium in body but full of complex flavors.
This blend is rolled at Tabacalera La Alianza in the Dominican Republic, and is a collaboration between Robert Caldwell and Ernesto Perez-Carrillo. Toasting the foot, you’ll find a pleasant mixture of nuttiness, raisin, and sweet natural tobacco for a cigar that’s easy to come back to time and time again. My recommendation — give this boutique blend some time as soon as you get a chance.