A true classic... Originally founded in Cuba, the Bolivar is a tribute to its Cuban heritage with a medium-bodied mix of robust tobaccos from the Caribbean and Central America.
Like its flavor, the Bolivar history is also very rich. The brand got its start in Cuba at the turn of the 20th century. Since day one on the market, they have been highly sought after and recognized as a fine, premium cigar.
Today's blend is hand rolled in the Dominican Republic, and is crafted in an effort to recapture the original Cuban blend which, in 1901, was smooth yet very robust. To succeed in doing this, legendary cigar maker Daniel Nunez utilized a wide range of tobacco leaves including rare fillers from Isla de Ometepe. The resulting cigar has received great praise from industry experts. The blend starts with fillers from Nicaragua and Honduras, and is held together with a Connecticut medio tiempo binder. This binder is similar to the wrapper used on the full-bodied and world-renowned Partagas Black Label. To finish the Bolivar, a Honduran grown San Augustine ligero wrapper is added providing that last shot of spice. Although full-flavored, the Bolivar is not too overpowering, providing hours of enjoyment with a long finish. Originally founded in Cuba, the Bolivar is a tribute to its Cuban heritage with a medium-bodied mix of robust tobaccos from the Carribean and Central America.
I would rate this nice cigar ad 4 stars but on nearly half of the cigars had mold growing on the wrapper near the caps of the tubes. I managed to brush off the mold from all except one. That one had so much mold, I had to throw it away.
Of the cigar itself, it was decent. Burned evenly and the flavor was slightly sweet with dark undertones. At about halfway the smoke was smooth. I understand why some reviewers said they like to chew this cigar. I might order again but definitely not the tubos
Aaron H.✔ Verified Buyer
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5 out of 5
Jul 28, 2015
I love these Gigante Bolivars. It's a nice longer smoke for when you really want to relax. Smokes well and draws well. Will buy these again!