Origin : Cuba
Format : Double Corona (Prominente)
Size : 194 x 19.45 mm
Ring : 49
Weight : 17.86 g
Price : ~$18/piece
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A pleasurable lengthy smoke, with a lot of distinctive aromas: wood and earth for the first phase, the Punch Double Coronas keeps going with some honey touches and becomes more and more powerful without being too strong. Occasionally, the end can have some light citrus notes. The tempo is 'tranquil' and provides all the magnificence of this master piece.
A big cigar - not as big as the Bolivar Belicoso but excellent nevertheless. When you're opening the box, the aroma is really intoxicating, it must be the signature of Punch Double Coronas. The wrapper's almost rough to the touch.
On lighting, there was plenty of smoke and a pretty good burn.
When lighting, the first thing that hits you is an almost black-cherry aroma that soon gives way to a most decadent flavor and aroma that is truly the signature of a Punch, a well aged Punch. It also has a great cedar, spicy taste.
Most good Prominentes are in this price range, so nothing to whine about... You will get a cigar worth every penny you paid for it.
Overall Rating :
This might very well be the best Prominente available. The main key is to make sure that they have at least a couple years of age on them. This earthy full-bodied cigar is an excellent way to spend an hour and a half! If you have not tried the Punch Double Coronas you should do yourself a favor and smoke one.