Bolivar Coronas Gigantes

Bolivar Coronas Gigantes

Origin : CubaBolivar
Format : Churchill/Julieta
Size : 178 x 18.65 mm
Ring : 47
Weight : 15.07 g
Hand-Made
Price : ~$17/piece
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One of my favorite Churchills. Strong yet smooth, with a multitude of flavours, great to smoke on a hot summer evening. Bolivar Coronas Gigantes pairs nicely with a pint of cold water.

Appearance : ★★★★★
Bolivar Coronas Gigantes has a flawless, oily and silky smooth wrapper, a real beauty.
 
Construction : ★★★★★
It's true that the cigar is superbly constructed. Smooth as silk to the touch, pleasing to the eye, this impeccable roll of tobacco makes this cigar a true gem.

Flavor : ★★★★½
Its smell is strong and powerful with some chocolate and earth. The (pre-light) draw was just the way I like it: a fair amount of resistance, but not too much. Very even burn. The taste in the first third is surprisingly mild, where vanilla and nutmeg are dominant. These make way for more chocolate and earth tones in the second third, where the last third is the domain of the more spicy flavors. An extremely balanced and complex smoke, fantastic!

You better be patient to smoke this one. Takes forever (1.5 hours) to finish it. But was a bit disappointed towards the end as it starts leaving a stale aftertaste. Best bet is not to smoke the whole cigar, end at around 75%.

Value : ★★★½☆
They were expensive to purchase, however you can not put a dollar amount on pure pleasure, especially a pleasure such as this decedent bolivar vitole.

Overall Rating : ★★★★½
A scrumptious and well made cigar that should certainly be tried by all. Bolivar Coronas Gigantes must be considered the hidden gem of the cigar world.

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7 Comments on “Bolivar Coronas Gigantes”

  1. Ah yes, a wonderful cigar indeed. Though I do have to agree that I did catch that staleness, but I didn’t detect it until after I was done with the smoke itself. Overall though, I really liked it.

  2. Very even burn and excellent 100% Cuban taste profile after I let this one rest about 1 year in the humidor. Full-bodied high quality churchill.

  3. Less known than Esplendidos or Sir Winstons, these definitely deserve attention. I have a box dated MAR-04 and it’s pure bliss. Excellent consistency and a full-flavored taste of quality tobacco. I’m always nubbing them.

  4. rotten72 says:

    I was smitten with the Partagas Lusitanias until I smoked this one. This was my first Bolivar and it opened me up to trying new cigars from Cuba. I’m so fortunate that my friend gives me samples to try and is willing to split boxes with me, and if I don’t like something I can return them and get something else.

  5. Step with me, Sherman, into the WayBack Machine, so we can sample the joys available way back in 2007 (that’s about 12 years ago in internet time!).

    There: Now I have posted on the very first entry. Thanks Cigar Inspector!

  6. Great churchill,full of aroma,not too strong,every kind of tropycal flavour in a perfect balance.A “crescendo Rossiniano” evolution.My favourit cigar.My choise in a desert isla (Cuba?)

  7. phathungarian says:

    something about Bolivar, they are always really well made smokes. I would say they have the best construction of Cuban cigars. And it is important to me.

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