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#1 CUBA – Bolívar New Gold Medal

Bolívar New Gold Medal

Bolivar New Gold Medal

STRENGTH: •••
SIZE: 48 x 165mm (6 1/2”)
PRICE: $ – | € 27
TIME: 1h 30min

COUNTRY: Cuba
WRAPPER: Cuba
BINDER: Cuba
FILLER: Cuba

The Bolivar New Gold Medal was presented during this year’s Habanos Festival, and it was quickly made available to select retailers. Despite its name, the cigar is not entirely new. It takes inspiration from a previous cigar called the “Gold Medal,” which was released in 2007 for the La Casa del Habano distribution channel and discontinued shortly after.

Despite its freshness, the New Gold Medal cigar is already elegant, balanced, round, and creamy. It reveals aromas of cream, white pepper, and leather followed later by balsamic herbs and fine wood. Espresso notes emerge in the second half.

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HOW ARE THE AWARDS MADE?

Those who scored the highest among the cigars tested during the year in blind tastings and reviews get re-selected. These products are then tested once again in a new blind tasting, which means not knowing what they are during the tasting. The test results are then compared, and the TOP 5 are created.

Since 2015, CigarsLover Magazine has focused on terroirs in order to give the right space to all the producing countries. From 2018, the TOP 5 were paired with the TOP 50, which lists the 50 best cigars without distinction of origin. Together with the Best Brands, the Best Buy, and the best Boutique Brands, this list will be published in CigarsLover Magazine issue #5.