Cigar Aficionado

Bolivar Corona Gigante
Corona Gigante
93
points
Cuba
Cuba
47 47
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 DateApril 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