Bolívar Bosphorus ER Turkey 2014
- Cigar Reviewed: Bolívar Bosphorus Edición Regional Turquia (2014)
- Country of Origin: Cuba
- Factory: n/a
- Wrapper: Cuba
- Binder: Cuba
- Filler: Cuba
- Length: 4 3/8 Inches
- Ring Gauge: 52
- Vitola: Petit Robusto
- Release Date: April 2015
- Number of Cigars Released: 2,000 Boxes of 25 (50,000 Total Cigars)
The Bolívar Bosphorus is a shorter, almost stubby feeling cigar, which seems to be my usual reaction towards petit robustos. The medium brown wrapper is slightly rough and just a touch oily. There is just a little give when the cigar is squeezed, just enough to give me the impression of a well kept cigar and not a dried out rock. Cinnamon, cedar and hay mix together to produce a pleasant aroma coming off the wrapper, while vanilla custard, a light grassiness and some minor floral notes create the cold draw.
The first third starts out with a smooth, flavorful profile of cinnamon, vanilla, sweet spices. The retrohale is surprisingly smooth, with a light mushroom mustiness, along with a light touch of pepper. The draw is snug, but still well within the acceptable range, only causing me to need to draw slightly harder to get good smoke production going. The burn line is phenomenal: quite even and just short of what I would call razor sharp. Smoking this nice and slow, the cigar is smooth enough that I can retrohale the entire draw. The cinnamon is still strong on the nose, with creamy vanilla, sweet spices, a touch of earth and some very light hazelnut coming up in the background.