Bolivar Royal Corona
Robusto
93
points
Cuba
Cuba
50 50
Tasting Note
This is an earthy, rich cigar with a lovely brown wrapper and dense spicy aromas. The flavors are mellow with a clean finish.
Size Robusto
Ring Gauge 50
Length 4 7/8"
Filler Cuba
Binder Cuba
Wrapper Cuba
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Sep 01, 1992
Price £10.00
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: Jun 01, 2016 | Score: 90

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.

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: 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