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Comments about Oliva Serie V Melanio Gran Reserva Limitada Flat Pressed Sumatra Figurado:
"First review? Just seems odd for this smoke. I have had these for 3+ months in the hummi, and decided to pop one out. Since being the first, let's set a base line here for the readers.I put this at 5,and I have only given a few 5's with all the smokes over the years.. and I'm critical on details and pricing is important too. 4 stars examples in my inventory include Torano 1959 exodus GOLD(just an inedible smoke!)or the MASTER maduro!!,nica rustica( so unique!), Aging rm f-55, Casa Magna, La palina, PDR1878 red and black label,,R.P.1990/decade,Perdomo 20th ann/ Champagne NOIR (awesome smokes), Alec bradley Tempus (classic),,, 5 stars Oliva series V melanio/ figardo (sorry,, but smoked them all, this! is just Bliss!!), Flor De Las Antillas (soooo smooth, like smoking velvet!). La Aroma De Cuba Mi Amore (heaven!) Alec Bradley Prensado, Fernando Leon Family Reserve(just amazing!)So hopefully this helps give examples. Smoke Padrons, yes all of them, Ashton's VSG, yes, and so on. I look at value based on what they bring to the table. Smoked a padron 1964 the other day, gave it 2 stars, was going to be 3 but the price- you got to be kidding me? The smoke is nice, but not that nice..Anyway!! about the smoke, it is a mild-med at most just because it's so smooth, lots of creamy smoke/flavors and just keeps you begging for to not end, but the aroma/smoke off this cigar is just beyond complex! You just want to lock all those flavors in a room! no escape!!It changes in so many directions. Hints of almost everything but the kitchen sink! Smooth, with light hints of caramel, sweet earth tones, and just changes immediately to more of a very light sweetness. So many flavors that I can't even- ever remember smoking something like this. Not overwhelming,, just smooooooth! For a full flavor, you would not know!! Cut was perfect, the burn was razor the entire smoke. I have 4 large hummi's stocked and a friend asked me to rate my top ten, this was #1, and evrything else was just a distant second.. it's just that good. Think that padron anniversary is good? great! try one of these Oliva's right afterwards, and see if you find a new benchmark of total perfection! And maybe save you some money while at it. Lots of words, but beats a post that says- "great smoke!"