Origin : Cuba
Format : Coronas Gordas
Size : 143 x 46
Origin : Cuba
Brand Strength : Medium
Price : ~$8-11 each
Punch was created in 1844 by Don Manuel López of Juan Valle & Co, this makes it one of the oldest brand still in production.It was creating with an eye on the fast growing British market where a humorous magasine of the same name was in vogue at that time. Today most of Punch production is being rolled at la Corona Factory in Havana
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I decided to crack a Punch Punch from a 50 cabinet I have in the humidor since a while. The wrapper is colorado, soft and slightly shiny. Not as oily as I remembered but nothing to worry about. When filling the cigar I have a small doubt of being under-fil…
The most striking notes are the sweetness flavours developed at the very beginning. I wasn’t expecting this from a Punch cigar.
Slowly the cigar opens up to other notes such as honey and vegetal feeling, more typical of the marca profile.
As the combustion goes, the wrapper shows a small sign of damage.
The second third turns out to be very creamy on the palate. The smoke density is very high but the ash pretty loose.
Towards the end the construction appears to be bad and the cigar struggle to burn properly.
The final third is grassy and earthy reminding of a Montecristo flavour profile.
All the way the cigar was light to medium and not medium as expected. Which makes it a very easy to enjoy cigar.
The finish is great sensation of aromates with hints of cloves and liquorish.