Cigar Review: Bolivar Cigars – Belicoso Fino

Basic Information:

Name – Bolivar Cigars – Bolivar Belicoso Fino

Size – Figurado

Wrapper – Cuban

Tobacco Blend – Cuban

Pricing – $21.00

Body – Mild

Construction/Appearance:

Gold yellow band with white and red background. The cigar itself is reddish tan in color with a nice shine to it. There are some obvious veins and invisible seams.

Pre-Light:

Aroma – Light natural tobacco and some floral notes.

Type of Cut – Straight

Cold Draw – Cedar and White Flowers

After Toast:

First third – ​Cedar, nuts and vanilla begin this smoke. Mild in body with a soft pepper sitting on the finish. After the initial light it gets earthy with some floral components mixed with a dried apricot note. The burn is slightly wavy and ash is gray and flaky.

Second Third – ​Wood and oak come out here during the transition with the fruity notes moving to the finish. Still have some of that vanilla lingering as kind of a subsidiary of the oak flavor.

Final Third – ​​A fruity, wood finish almost perfume like when some florals kick up. Nice finish on this with earth sitting on the palate.

Suggested Pairing:

Coffee – Cafe Con Leche

Bourbon – Basil Hayden

Wine – Mumm Napa Brut Rose or Domaine Carneros Le Ciel Estate Pinot Noir

Overall Experience:

The Bolivar was a nice mild Cuban cigar that was pleasant on a morning stroll through the park. Fruity, woody and florals all come into play with this one making it really enjoyable. I wouldn’t say it was real complex, but definitely hits the spot over a cup of coffee to get your morning started. If you can get your hands on a cuban from Bolivar Cigars pick it up!

Ratings:

Cigar Aficionado – 91pts – 94pts.

Bolivar Cigars