Cigar Aficionado

Bolivar Royal Corona
Royal Corona
90
points
Cuba
Cuba
50 50
Medium
Medium
Tasting Note
Pressed and veiny, this robusto is strong and peppery with heavy minerals and smoked meat quality. The finish is tannic with a bit of bite.
Body Medium
Size Robusto
Ring Gauge 50
Length 4 7/8"
Filler Cuba
Binder Cuba
Wrapper Cuba
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Jun 01, 2016
Price £16.33
Box DateAug. 2015
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2017 | Score: 89

A softly pressed robusto with rounded edges. The draw is a bit firm but still imparts a floral smoke that becomes richer with pistachio notes, earth and black pepper.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2008 | Score: 92

A dark, even-burning robusto whose toasty, peppery notes hit the middle of the palate very profoundly. Leather and plum notes also usher in the almond finish. A medium- to full-bodied cigar.

Issue: Cigar Insider: May 20, 2008 | Score: 92

A dark, even-burning robusto whose toasty, peppery notes hit the middle of the palate very profoundly. Leather and plum notes also usher in the almond finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2006 | Score: 93

A gorgeous robusto with a soft, easy draw. This is a sophisticated flavor bomb with an array of rich flavors, including chocolate, coffee and leather. The finish is long. It should only get better with age.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2005 | Score: 87

Well-made and box pressed, with a firm draw. It has licorice, wood and cedar flavors with some roughness on the finish. Medium bodied.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Dec 07, 2004 | Score: 90

This attractive, olive-brown robusto has a fine cap. It's balanced, featuring notes of wood, cedar and nuts. The finish is cedary.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2003 | Score: 92

A dark, alluring robusto. Some tasters encountered a tight draw. The cigar is strong, with heady spices, and notes of leather, black coffee and licorice. A full bodied finger burner.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2002 | Score: 89

Good color to this cigar, with starts slow but rewards the palate with leather and coffee flavors, with a slight charry note. A full bodied cigar.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2001 | Score: 86

A dark, oily and extremely well made cigar. The draw is firm. The smoke has notes of Scotch whiskey, leather and cedar. Full bodied.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Nov 01, 2001 | Score: 92

Dark, oily and shiny, this cigar has a fine draw and a nutty, earthy flavor. It's massively rich and complex, with notes of espresso and nuts.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2001 | Score: 85

A bit rough, this cigar has a firm draw. The smoke is woody, sour and chewy. A strong smoke.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2000 | Score: 89

A cigar with a dose of youth. It starts out a bit harsh, but quickly rounds into a nutty and spicy cigar with a core of cinnamon. Good medium to full bodied.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Feb 01, 2000 | Score: 88

This box-pressed robusto is well made, with a veiny wrapper and a good cap. It draws well, with sweet floral notes and a toasty, buttery character to the smoke. It tastes young.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jul 01, 1999 | Score: 90

This cigar has a reddish brown wrapper and exquisite construction. It's a rich, strong cigar with leathery and nutty flavors. Balanced. Made by Cienfuegos factory.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Mar 01, 1999 | Score: 89

This reddish, oily cigar has superb construction. It has hints of leather, chocolate and espresso, with a strong, peppery flavor.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 1998 | Score: 90

A powerful, spicy smoke with rich, earthy flavors of leather, sweet spices like cinnamon and nutmeg and a dash of chocolate. It delivers a smooth, nutty, long-lasting finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jan 01, 1998 | Score: 90

A well-made robusto. It has a smooth, easy draw, hitting the palate with cedar and nuts. A rich, full-bodied cigar that smacks of youth.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 1994 | Score: 90

A powerful, spicy smoke with rich, earthy flavors of leather, sweet spices like cinnamon and nutmeg and a dash of chocolate. It delivers a smooth, nutty, long-lasting finish. Scored 93 in Vol. 1, No. 1.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Sep 01, 1992 | Score: 93

This is an earthy, rich cigar with a lovely brown wrapper and dense spicy aromas. The flavors are mellow with a clean finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jan 01, 1970 | Score: 89

Good cedar character. It has a medium body with hints of sweet herbs, and a light toasty note.

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