One of the top-of-the-line offerings from Oliva, the Serie V Melanio is an award-winning super-premium brand, but is it worth the hype? You bet! This cigar is covered with a stunning Ecuador Sumatra wrapper that is dark brown in color with a clay-red tint. This stick smells awesome on the prelight as the aged tobaccos impart a sweet cedar bouquet. The draw is nothing less than perfect, and the construction is flawless. Flavor-wise, Melanio has a deep, woodsy core with secondary notes of leather, coffee, caramel, and toast. The cigar remained medium to full in body all the way through, and near the finish line, the smoke turned sweet. Finding these scrumptious ultra-premium cigars can be a hassle, as they always seem to be in short supply, so I highly recommend that you grab them any time you see them in stock.