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

Blend Profile

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
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan

Vitolas Available

Oliva has announced five vitolas.  Length and ring gauges have not been made publicly available at this time.

Petit Corona
Figuardo (Double ended torpedo)