Origin : Cuba
Format : Churchill/Julieta
Size : 178 x 18.65 mm
Ring : 47
Weight : 15.07 g
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.
Bolivar Coronas Gigantes has a flawless, oily and silky smooth wrapper, a real beauty.
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.
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%.
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 :
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.