2007 Edicion Regional Canada Bolivar Simones Revisited

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Been watching the Olympics lately and proud of the fact that our athletes are doing well. Canada has won the Gold in Women’s hockey and the Men’s have moved onto the Gold Medal game on Sunday vs. Sweden. Should be fun to watch.

Decided to fire up a 2007 Edicion Regional Canada Bolivar Simones to celebrate the victories. Looking forward to Sunday’s match up.

Let’s see how this is progressing….

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The 2007 Edicion Limitada Canada Bolivar Simones and I have a little bit of a love/hate relationship. Some I have smoked have been excellent. Some, not so much. When they are on, they are incredible. Let’s hope this is the case for this one.

The wrapper is a light, honey, hazelnut hue of brown. A little bumpy here and there but fairly smooth to the touch. Aromas of coca, cinnamon, hazelnut and barnyard emanate from the wrapper.

The construction is good. Firm throughout the cigar with a slight give when squeezed. Nice rounded triple cap and packed foot.

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A quick twist from my triple cap and we are ready to roll.

The draw is good. Nice airflow with a slight resistance.

Initial flavours from the cold draw are earth, sourdough bread, leather and honey.

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First Third
Beautiful flavour profile; better balanced than I recall. Nice flavours of earth, light cedar, expresso and a touch of mint. Strength is at a medium level.

Draw and smoke production are excellent. Burn is razor sharp and the
Ash is a ‘Dirty’ greyish black.

The retrohale is soothing and smooth. Earth, mint and light cedar gently move through the nasal passages.

The after finish has some staying power. Good level of complexity and well balanced between strength and flavours. Light cedar and earth to start, followed by expresso and mint. Excellent start so far.

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Second Third
Stength picking up slightly but still in the medium category. Roasted nuts has entered the fray, combining nicely with earth, light cedar, expresso and mint.

Retrohale brings roasted nuts along with earth and light cedar. Heavier now as it moves through the nasal passages.

After finish extending now. The roasted nuts have really made for a richer flavour profile. Roasted nuts and light cedar lead the way, followed by earth, expresso and mint. Really enjoying the flavour profile. Nicely balanced and excellent complexity. Smooth and luxurious…..

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Final Third
Someone was judicious on the glue. Causes a tear in the wrapper as I remove it. Grrrr…. The flavour profile and strength are delivering in spades. Roasted nuts, earth, light cedar and expresso are just cranking out a rich, robust flavour profile. Mint has ebbed away, leaving the heavier flavours to bring home the gold….

Retrohale is heavy but not intrusive. Nice layers of earth, light cedar and roasted nuts strongly move through the nasal passages.

Length of the flavours continue to stretch on the palate. Nice layering of flavours. Noticeably heavy but not harsh or obtrusive. Rich and robust but well balanced. Earth and light cedar to start, followed by expresso and roasted nuts. Delightful. A great way to finish.

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Final Impressions
This was a wonderful cigar. An excellent cigar. A nice surprise as I never know which type of cigar was going to show up. This was very smooth yet robust. Excellent construction and tobacco. Looking forward to the next one.

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