Punch Punch

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    Punch Punch

    Origin : CubaPunch
    Format : Corona Gorda
    Size : 143 x 18.26 mm
    Ring : 46
    Weight : 11.41 g
    Box code : BFI JUN 05
    Price : ~$10 each

    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 : [rating:4.5/5]
    The Punch Punch sports a delicious and quite oily maduro wrapper. It had a couple of major veins.

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    Construction : [rating:4.5/5]
    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 : [rating:4/5]
    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.

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    Value : [rating:4.5/5]
    At a little bit over $7 per stick, I am not disappointed.

    Overall Rating : [rating:4.5/5]
    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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    • N***

      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.

    • R* N**

      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.

    • A*** M*******

      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.

    • S**********

      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.

    • R**

      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.

    • D*

      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…

    • k********

      (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.

    • L**

      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.

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Cigar Region Cuba
Filler Cuban
Wrapper Cuba
Binder Cuba
Length 5 5/8
Ring Gauge 46
Vitola Coronas Gorda
Construction Hand Made