Cigar Aficionado

Bolivar Royal Corona
Royal Corona
50 50
Tasting Note
The Bolivar Royal Corona is a standout smoke, one of Cuba's reliably flavorful robustos and a former Cigar Aficionado Cigar of the Year. Current production Royal Coronas are smoking extremely well, showcasing the traditional powerful complexity Cuban cigar aficionados have come to expect from cigars bearing the Bolivar name. Bolivars are named for Simon Bolivar, the liberator of South America, who is illustrated in the portrait at the center of each Bolivar band. The Royal Corona is a leathery and earthy smoke with a growing intensity, as well as notes of chocolate and spicy licorice.
Body Medium-Full
Size Robusto
Ring Gauge 50
Length 4 7/8"
Filler Cuba
Binder Cuba
Wrapper Cuba
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Jan 01, 2014
Price £14.54
Box DateMarch 2012
Designation Top 25 of 2013 | Rank: 21
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2013 | Score: 94

Highly expressive with a complex palate of leather and earth that becomes more intense as chocolate notes and spicy licorice flavors play off each other.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2012 | Score: 92

Slightly pressed with an easy draw. Prominent coffee bean flavors accentuate spicy, earthy elements and almond notes.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2011 | Score: 93

Though a few gnarly veins riddle this cigar, it's flavor is profoundly leathery with clear notes of coffee and nougat, and nuance hints of nuts and floral impressions. Interesting and complex.

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