July 22, 2007
Origin : Cuba
Format : Churchill/Julieta
Size : 178 x 18.65 mm
Ring : 47
Weight : 15.07 g
Price : ~$17/piece
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 : [rating:5/5]
Bolivar Coronas Gigantes has a flawless, oily and silky smooth wrapper, a real beauty.
Construction : [rating:5/5]
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 : [rating:4.5/5]
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.
Value : [rating:3.5/5]
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 : [rating:overall/5]
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.
May 28, 2018
I was suggested this blog by way of my cousin. I’m no longer positive
whether this put up is written by way of
him as nobody else realize such targeted about my difficulty.
You are wonderful! Thank you!
May 13, 2011
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.
October 5, 2010
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?)
October 26, 2009
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!
July 6, 2009
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.
January 26, 2009
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.
November 29, 2008
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.
November 10, 2007
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.
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