Cigar Aficionado recently reported some information about a new blend being added to the Oliva V family. This cigar is called the Oliva V Melanio. The cigar will be launched at the 2012 IPCPR Trade Show in Orlando, Floria
The Oliva V Melanio is expected to be a core line cigar with production limited to 500,000 or less per year. The Melanio gets its name from family patriarch Melanio Oliva. Melanio Oliva was a tobacco grower in 19th century Cuba. He is believed to be the first Oliva family member to grow tobacco.
The article references the cigars will carry an SRP from $8.00 to $14.00
The Melanio will be highlighted by its Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper over Nicaragua binder and filler. The blend will emphasize Nicaraguan tobacco from Jalapa.
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
Oliva has announced five vitolas. Length and ring gauges have not been made publicly available at this time.
Figuardo (Double ended torpedo)