I’ve had this since December of last year, and figured it was time to light it up. I’ve had mixed experiences with Cuban smokes, ranging from great, to horrible. As a whole, I think Cuban cigars are overrated, but when they are good, they are REALLY good. As of now, my favorite Cuban cigar is the Partagas Serie P. Let’s see if the Bolivar changes that…
Size: 5.5 X 52
Blend: Cuban tobaccos
I’m pairing up with water, and The Balvenie 17 year scotch. As for the cigar…
Construction was perfect. I couldn’t find any flaws in the wrapper. The cigar was firm when squeezed, and the draw was perfect. When I sniffed the foot, there was a nice aroma unique to Cuban cigars. A smooth pepper sensation was left in my nose afterwards.
I was greeted with pleasant earthy notes. The pepper I had in the pre-smoke was present, and tasted great. Also present was a familiar flavor I can’t describe. All I can say is, it is unique to Cuban cigars. The smoke easily passed through the sinuses, and the cigar showed a lot of promise, until…
The burn was unacceptable. The filler and binder burned at a faster rate then the wrapper. I constantly had to correct it. Eventually, the flavor fell flat. I became so distracted by the burn problems, that I decided to put this cigar down. I can’t enjoy a cigar with these issues.
Looks like my go to Cuban cigar is still the Partagas Serie P.
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