Friday, April 1, 2011
Punch Rare Corojo 10th Anniversary Review
Punch Rare Corojo 10th Anniversary - 5 X 50. Wrapper - Connecticut Corojo, Binder - Connecticut Broadleaf, Filler - Honduran, Nicaraguan, Dominican. Medium bodied. A limited supply cigar featuring a proprietary Connecticut Corojo wrapper commemorating 10 years of Punch Rare Corojo.
Initial taste - A dry hay-like flavor.
First third - Peppery spice, wood and a bready quality. Some mineral notes as well as a sweetness is detected.
Second third - Pepper and a creamy sweet bread flavor. The woodiness is fading into the background at this point.
Last third - Peppery spice, continuation of the sweet creamy, bready flavors with woody notes. Long finish of pepper and sweet cream.
Construction was good - a smooth brown wrapper with a slight oily sheen and a bumpy cap. Burn was very good - dark gray ash with a sharp burn. Ash holds tight. Draw was very good as well producing plenty of smoke.
Although this is not my typical favorite flavor profile, I actually enjoyed this cigar very much. I found the flavor combination to be somewhat unique as compared to the other cigars that I smoke - a nice change of pace. Complexity was good and balance was decent - there were a couple of instances where the pepper was a bit on the strong side affecting the balance. MSRP for this cigar is $6.50. I suggest trying this cigar but act soon as these cigars will last until the limited supply is depleted.