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REVIEW | Bolivar Corona Gigante
Corona Gigante
93
points
Cuba
Cuba
47
47
Corona Gigante

Tasting Note: Core notes of leather and coffee are balanced by a mélange of buttery toast, minerals and earth. The burn is a bit uneven but the draw remains lush and consistent.

  • Size: Churchill
  • Ring Gauge: 47
  • Length: 7"

  • Filler: Cuba
  • Binder: Cuba
  • Wrapper: Cuba
  • Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Dec 01, 2013
  • Price: £20.30
  • Box Date: April 2013


More Reviews of This Cigar

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Aug 01, 2016
Score: 93
Topped with an attractive mounted head, this well-made Churchill exhibits richness with every puff, showing an earthy palate of coffee, walnut and cedar notes that all harmonize for a complex finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Jun 01, 2015
Score: 93
Sweet dried-fruit notes and dense almond paste combine for a rich cappuccino finish. Interesting and delicious.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Feb 01, 2012
Score: 90
There's a notably firm draw on this large cigar, which is sweet and tangy with touches of wood, nougat and pepper. A medium-bodied smoke.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Dec 01, 2010
Score: 91
A big cigar with a gritty, brownish yellow wrapper and a firm draw that opens up as it’s smoked. Flavors start out mellow and cedary, eventually picking up nuts, nougat and pepper. A slow starter, but complex.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Aug 01, 2009
Score: 89
This cigar burns well, but the draw is inconsistent. It is a medium-bodied cigar, showing a pleasant array of coffee bean notes and woody flavors, although there seems to be some young tobacco in the blend.

Issue: Cigar Insider, Jun 02, 2009
Score: 89
This cigar burns well, but the draw is inconsistent. It is a medium-bodied cigar, showing a pleasant array of coffee bean notes and woody flavors, although there seems to be some young tobacco in the blend.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Oct 01, 2007
Score: 89
An oily, well-capped cigar that is almost perfect in appearance. The draw is notably firm, imparting an earthy smoke rife with musty cedar and macaroon notes. The finish is creamy.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Oct 01, 2006
Score: 91
This lovely cigar has a perfect draw. The smoke is toasty and spicy, with a rich notes of leather and a solid core of sweet cedar. Medium to full bodied, with a long finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Aug 01, 2005
Score: 90
A beautiful cap on this cigar, which has a silky wrapper. The draw is firm, but the cigar is loaded with balanced and elegant flavors including café au lait, earth, almonds and cream.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Aug 01, 2004
Score: 87
This café au lait-colored cigar has an elegant flavor, but could use more depth. Some inconsistency.

Issue: Cigar Insider, Jun 15, 2004
Score: 87
This tan Churchill is gorgeous. The burn is off. It’s strong, featuring toasty woody flavors. It has a touch of bitterness.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Jun 01, 2003
Score: 91
An attractive cigar with a well-done cap. It's complex and balanced, with heady flavors of coffee, toast, leather and nuts. It's medium to full bodied, and should get even better with age.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Oct 01, 2002
Score: 87
Tawny colored, this cigar has few flaws. It draws well, but the burn is crooked. It's woody and leathery, with rich notes and a faint hint of chocolate. Some rough spots on the finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Dec 01, 2001
Score: 86
This chocolate colored cigar is big, oily and pressed. It has a nice burn and a decent draw. The smoke is cedary and woody, with notes of butter and leather.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Apr 01, 2001
Score: 89
Gorgeous, oily and box pressed. The cigar has some draw problems, but the smoke is full of rich, chocolaty flavors with hints of toffee and caramel.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Oct 01, 2000
Score: 86
An oily, veiny cigar with a firm draw and uneven burn. It has notes of wood and cream. Medium bodied.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Feb 01, 1999
Score: 90
A medium to full bodied cigar. There are excellent flavors of roasted nuts, coffee beans and leather on the palate, with a solid earthy finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Sep 01, 1995
Score: 90
A cigar filled with spices, including cinammon and nutmeg, and a pleasant sweetness that finishes in a complex earthiness.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Sep 01, 1993
Score: 89
An oily brown wrapper on a rich full-bodied cigar that has a strong taste of pepper and nuts and a long spicy finish.

Cigar Aficionado's 100-Point Scale
  • Classic: 95-100
  • Outstanding: 90-94
  • Very good to excellent: 80-89
  • Average to good commercial quality: 70-79
  • Don't waste your money: 0-69
100-Point Scale

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