Cuban Bolivar Royal Corona
Written by Paul Shoberg

Monday, 18 May 2009

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When it comes to cigar construction, this may be the only area you can offer some critique of the Bolivar Royal Corona.  If you’re lucky enough to sample multiple cigars in this line, you will occasionally come across one or two soft samples.  You’ll also find that the black and gray a flaky ash will vary from time to time, and box to box.  Neither of these are large prices to pay for the consistency and flavor, and the near perfect tobaccos used to make the cigars.

Another term you’ll often hear use to describe the cigars, is “complex”.  Please don’t fall into the minority that find the descriptive ”complex” to be a negative.  While this may come as a surprise to some, the word “complex” is one of the finest compliments you can give a cigar, and when applying that moniker to a Cuban cigar, you’re in for a world class smoking experience.

The Bolivar Royal Corona is a great compliment to a dark coffee, a nice deep red wine, or that single malt scotch you’ve been waiting to crack a bottle of.  Whenever you do complement the cigar worth, focus on things with a complex flavor profile, is that too will create a MMA like fight for supremacy of your palette.

If you do decide to wander down the path of making the Bolivar Royal Corona one of your “go-to” cigars, do yourself a favor and keep a few vintages around.  It’s fun to see the difference from year to year and box to box, and can provide you with some unique insight into the tobacco crops from the time your cigar was made.

I have heard many people claim that the Bolivar Royal Corona is simply the greatest cigar in the world.  While this is debatable, it’s a debate that Bolivar will win more times than it will lose.  Given a few in trying, and you’ll be simply having a good cigar, you’ll be experiencing what a lot of people gauge the best cigars in the world by.


0 # BRCjimbo14 2009-05-18 00:37
I totally agree. I am going through a box of 2007's and have not had a bad one. They are so well constructed and have a lovely flavour profile. I found it to be a very smooth cigar and not as strong as its little brother the Petit Corona.

When I get through my 2007's I will be picking up another box from my local B&M for sure!

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0 # May I add?Steven Fowler 2009-05-18 05:43
I haven't tried the Royal Corona, but I will now. You've made it sound fantastic! I like the Bolivar Petit Corona quit a bit, so perhaps the Royal Corona is more complex; my only fault of the Petit Corona is its lack of complexity. For those that prefer a milder and more inexpensive taste of Cuban cigars, may I recommend the Saint Luis Rey Regios? I have a box from '07 that is outstanding in every way. It pairs with a morning Americano quite well.

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0 # superb cigarpaul watson 2009-05-20 08:56
i have a feb 08 box and can confirm the review.i also agree that the PC is stronger.i have a 50 box of these,july 07.

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