The Oliva Serie V Melanio, a special tweaked version of the Oliva Serie V was first introduced in 2012. Since then, it has been one of the most consistently ranked cigars in the industry, garnering several 90+ ratings and a Cigar Aficionado #1 Cigar of the Year award in 2014. Up to now, all Melanio releases in the U.S. have been in the box-pressed format.

For this special Anniversary Series, Oliva has brought a rounded, parejo vitola to the American market for the first time. “Oliva is honored to be a part of the 50th anniversary celebration of JR Cigar,” says Cory Bappert, CEO of Oliva Cigars. “We felt it was fitting to do a special size from our most prestigious line to commemorate such a historic occasion.”

The Oliva Serie V Melanio JR 50th is hand rolled at Tabacalera Oliva de Nicaragua S.A. It uses aged Nicaraguan tobaccos for both the filler and binder. This is followed by a rich and flavorful Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper. Notes of dark chocolate, coffee and cedar combine for a rich yet refined smoking experience.

The cigar is rolled into a rounded 6X50 Toro, the first rounded Melanio ever released in the U.S. These magnificent cigars are packaged in boxes of 10. Notably, this is a limited run project.

Priced at $15.00 per cigar; $127.50 per box, this cigar will be available September 15 exclusively on the JR Cigar website.

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