Punch Punch

Punch Punch

Origin : CubaPunch
Format : Corona Gorda
Size : 143 x 18.26 mm
Ring : 46
Weight : 11.41 g
Box code : BFI JUN 05
Hand-Made
Price : ~$10 each
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I purchased a box of Punch Punch at the Dubai Duty Free. Corona gorda is one of my favorite formats and I wanted to see whether this less known cigar can match a Magnum 46 or a Siglo IV.

Appearance : ★★★★½
The Punch Punch sports a delicious and quite oily maduro wrapper. It had a couple of major veins.

Punch Punch

Construction : ★★★★½
I easily cut it and lit it up. The draw was fine and I only needed one correction keep the burn straight. The pre-draw deploys spice and honey flavors.

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Flavor : ★★★★☆
The first puffs are cedary like a good classic Cuban, with just a hint of spice. The start is quite mild but the power increases little by little. In the second third, I feel some leather notes and the stick is getting stronger, it's still medium-bodied though. The final third is rather earthy and close to full-bodied. Nice flavor, but a little uni-dimensional.

Punch Punch

Value : ★★★★½
At a little bit over $7 per stick, I am not disappointed.

Overall Rating : ★★★★½
Although not as complex as the best corona gordas in the league, the Punch Punch is a remarkable cigar. I really enjoyed it. Recommended.

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8 Comments on “Punch Punch”

  1. Good review, thanks for the box code. I’ve got a box of XAN JUN 05 that I got from HK. I haven’t had one yet, but I should soon (I try to make 3 years). I’ll let you know what I think. The ones I’ve had have been very good.

  2. (I can’t believe how many of these i’ve enjoyed over the years! Great mid-day ”nothing special” smoke, but still a great slice of cuba.

  3. This is something I hope to try some day. I have a whole lotta Punch Maduros hanging about (BTW: where’s the review on those?), but it is the original and inimitable Punch Punch that I crave.

    In fact: I wish your review had been worse, to better circumscribe my desires…

  4. Bought a few. Tried one. Oof. Strong, harsh, brawny. Tried another. Uh-uh. Rude and aggressive. Forgot about the others, left them alone in the bottom of a humidor. Three years pass. Startled to see them again. Tried one. KA-BOOM!! Huge! Rich! Dense! Elaborate flavour, voluptuous smoke, superb cigar. Now what do I do? Buy more and hope I live long enough.

  5. probably the worst cigar i’ve ever smoked, very uninteresting flavor, bit harsh(cigar was atleast 1 year old), not enjoyable in any way, waste of money.

  6. Aldo Mombello says:

    Punch Punch the more famous Corona Gorda of Punch brand (Punch have I think about 5-6 corona gorda in his production more of its discontinued) is a good afternoon cigar if well aged, but in my opinion has not the “peronality” of Corona Gordas of other brands in particular S.Luis Rey Serie A and H.Upmann Magnum 46. The best Coronas Gordas that I have smoked is a Magnum 46 of 1999 (conserved in the wood box vithout anilla) a cigar full of taste, not too strong but with a flavour well characterized, with different taste that change smoking it, but with a costant soft sweet honey note. So that in my opinion Magnum 46 is the number one of corona gorda shape.

  7. Tubo SAG ABR 2010. My first Punch: decent cigar but a little one-dimensional as stated here and elsewhere. Full bodied but mild/medium flavored. Cedar, chocolate, with hints of vanilla, honey, and herbs. Not bad, but nothing ground-breaking.

  8. I got a few of these from a B&M near my house (an official outlet of LCDH) at a special offer.I agree it is a 1-d and nothing too special.In fact for some reason it reminded me of the Partagas Aristocrat, and honestly , I’d take the superior (for me) Aristocrat over this, any day.

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