Sunday, October 23, 2016

10/19 - Golden Titans


It's been a while ago since we have met the last time (I was on a business trip when the last meeting took place) and unfortunately one of us had to cancel his participation in short terms. We met anyhow and smoked two really excellent cigars as a part of a Bolivar Gold Medal Vertical Tasting.

We had two different boxes, one with a December 2004 code, the other one with a December 2006 code. The '04/'05 which many call the "Wolter's Gold Medal" were in this case from Herzog in Berlin, as this was the other LCdH which received a part of this first release.

This was also the order of smoking, first the 2004, second the 2006. The 2004 Gold Medal was like in the fist in the face, at least the first inch. Wow! What a strong cigar, very earthy and definitely not tasting like a 12 yo cigar which has settled down. The strength reduced a little bit during the second and came back again during the last third but was always on a high level. No breakfast cigar for sure!

The 2006 Gold Medal was completely different. Still strong but not as strong as the other one. Full of flavor, very intensive, less earthiness but with the typical citrus notes like you can find them in a 1998 Petit Corona. 2 years younger but it tasted older than the 2004.

All in all a very interesting experience and two excellent cigars!

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