It’s strong, it’s earthy and it’s a go-to cigar for those who want a powerful Cuban. We’re talking, of course, about the Bolivar Belicoso Fino, Cuba’s quintessential full-bodied figurado. Simply calling it earthy is an understatement, as the smoke is more sophisticated, with a foundation built upon a base of earth, cocoa and coffee bean that supports notes of red pepper and leather.
The Belicoso Fino is also one of the few Cubans to come packaged in both dress boxes and wooden cabinets. The cigars we rated so highly came from cabs. And while aging a cigar usually rounds out and matures the flavor, those looking for heavier impact might do better to smoke these now.