March 6, 2014
Origin : Honduras
Format : Robusto
Size : 5 x 50
Wrapper : Connecticut Corojo
Filler : Honduras, Nicaragua, Dom. Rep.
Binder : Connecticut Broadleaf
Price : $7 each
As a 10 year milestone of the Rare Cojoro blend, General Cigar has released, a few years ago, the Punch Rare Corojo 10th Anniversary. Available in only one size, 5 x 50 Robusto, this cigar is now quite hard to find.
On to the review…
The Punch 10th Anniversary wore a gorgeous silky dark brown wrapper which had only a couple of veins. The cigar was slightly box pressed and wore a semi sloppy cap. The cold smell was fresh eEarth and the tight cold draw showed notes of fig and tobacco.
The first third of my Punch 10th Anniversary opened with a very nice elegant rich tobacco flavor that was accompanied by a creamy, silky smoke. What a treat! The burn was dead even the entire first third and the ash a grey and white mix. This mild to medium bodied cigar was batting 100% heading into the second third. Let’s see what the next inning holds in store.
Into the second third the cigar continued with notes of rich tobacco however was overcome by dry toast and wood notes. The draw remained tight. Cigar moved completely into the medium bodied range. Aroma was an unpleasant barnyard, which was a little disappointing. Moving into the final third the cigar tastes became somewhat metallic.
The push into the final third of my Punch Rare Corojo 10th Anniversary showed only heavier metallic tasting notes, which were bitter and acidic. The burn remained very even and the cigar remained medium bodied.
My final impression of the Punch Rare Corojo 10th Anniversary is mixed. This is certainly a solidly rolled cigar and the flavors in the beginning were fantastic, however the terrible aroma and drab finish really hurt my experience with this cigar.
Pre-Light: 8 pts.
Smoking: 7 pts.
Overall Experience: 6 pts.
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