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Bolivar Colosales RE Alemania 2006 First impression: Nice darker wrapper, slightly oily, sweet, grassy, woody smell, no soft spots to the touch. Draw at cold close to perfect with a sweet wood taste. Paring with water Smoking outside at 29C / 65 RH, slight breeze First draw: Nice sweetness, wood, grass, leather, medium strength, intense in flavor, a lot of them, to many for me to detect. Every puff brings out a slightly different flavor profile. Getting backing spices, a bit of saltines on top of the others. 20 minutes in. The strength is constant, at just medium. The flavor is constantly changing. Just had some Caramel, sweetness on and of, leather, sometimes wood, here and there a pinch of salt. Going into 2nd 3rd, she becomes more a Bolivar. Strength increases, more leather, wood, still the sweet and grassy undertone and a lot of flavor I am not able to describe. Constant and for me a near perfect burn. Tons of smoke since the first draw, slightly velvet feel to it. Half way down, I can't say the cigar is following proper the traditional 3rds, more like constant changes every few puffs. A synergy of Sir Winston, Coro and Bolivar CG. Last 3rd, the overall strength and flavor gears up a bit. More going towards Bolivar, leather, wood, some bits of pepper, grass and hidden molasse. Set it down after 1:30 hrs To me a fantastic cigar. Close to perfect balance of strength, flavor and progression. Thanks for reading.
Yesterday I paid a visit to one of our local government liquor dispensing monopolies for some items. I noticed at the tasting bar that they were sampling 2006 Penfold's Grange. I have long heard of this mythical wine so I plonked down the $5 for the 1 ounce pour. A full bottle was retailing for $500. The nose was very delicate, had a French quality to it. I took my sweet time aerating it, sipped and swished a bit here and there. Not bad, but not $500 worth great either. Halfway through I noticed a serious amount of sediment. I brought this to the attention of the attendant. He thought it was strange. He queried a few of his workmates and I can sense the horror and backpedalling. "It's supposed to be like that".."..or course it has sediment!"...etc. I for one see no excuse for such a high end bottle of wine to have sediment. I expect that from a bottle of Port. For you Grange lovers. Is that normal? Finding sediment in the bottle.