Oliva Cigar Co. is a juggernaut that's one of the largest in Nicaragua yet remains boutique to its core and a darling of critics and cigar geeks. They have a plethora of Cigar Aficionado 90+ ratings - 95, 96, and it's a fixture on the Cigar of The Year lists. Released in 2022 in extremely limited quantities, Oliva is bringing back the Serie V Melanio Edicion Ano 2023 - or the Figurino - for limited release. This cigar uses the same blend as the regular Oliva Serie V Melanio, an Ecuadoran Sumatra wrapper over well-aged Nicaragua tobaccos.
The Figurino is in the round instead of box-pressed like regular production Oliva Melanio. The Oliva Serie V Figurino is a Cigar Aficionado 96-rated, #1 Cigar of the Year winner. A delicious Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper encapsulates a considerable dose of Nicaraguan long-leaf Ligero tobaccos. The result creates a full-bodied, full-flavored experience with a plethora of spicy characters and a toasty finish. Rich, redolent notes of leather backed by creamy coffee, caramel and cedar.