Punch Double Coronas - 25 cigars [7.6 x 49]
The Punch Double Coronas is a great and powerful cigar that shows a lot of complexity.
- • Very rich cigar, lots of wood flavors, earth, creaminess, fruitiness, grassiness all perfectly blend together.
- • 2 years of ageing are recommended for this cigar.
This cigar provides a deep and powerful smoking experience, without a doubt one of the best Prominente.
The Punch Double Coronas - 25 Cigars comes in a dress box with Habanos Packing Code CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25
Length: 194 mm
Diameter: 19.45 mm
Ring gauge: 49
Shape: Double Corona/Prominente
The Punch Double Coronas is a massive cigar, with perfect construction; the wrapper is veinless, fairly oily, has a nice dark brown color. It is pretty smooth to the touch whereas a bit bumpy here and there. Between the fingers, the cigar is tightly packed and firm when squeezed, with just a slight give.
Before lighting up
The wrapper has a strong smell of sweet tobacco and hints of barnyard. It is rather salty on the lips.
Once cut, the draw is slightly tight but good overall. The cold draw reveals some cedar aromas, some sweetness, almost cake-like, some nuts, mostly peanut and hints of spices. Upon lighting the cigar, a good amount of smoke is released, the burn is a bit wavy, but self-corrects after few puffs. The first flavors to come to the palate are of wood and leather.
The cigar starts with mild flavors of wood, some black-cherry aromas and some spices. There are also lots of nutty flavors, some walnut, peanut, some toasty tobacco, some citrus and sweet bread notes. On the finish, there are some sweet aromas of toffee and caramel. Towards the end of the first third, some grassiness is appearing, as well as some flavors of leather, vanilla and fruits. The cigar is burning very well, the burn line is good, and the draw opens up a bit. The amount of smoke is good, and is very creamy. The ash is looking good and is pretty firm. Overall, the first third is starting in the mild medium range and ends up just a notch over medium body.
In the middle third, the draw is now very smooth, simply amazing, there is much more smoke after each puff. The flavor profile doesn't change too much, there is now more nuttiness, more grassiness and also more sweetness (more toffee). Some flavors are appearing, coffee, earth, green pepper. There is just a bit of bitterness and tannins, but overall the cigar is very creamy. It is becoming slightly milder and smoother.
In the final third, the cigar picks up in strength, but still smoking well. The nuttiness aromas tend to be toastier, there is more coffee, also more sweetness. There is still some tea and some cedar. The peanut aromas last long on the after taste. It is still very creamy and sweet. It is enjoyable until the nub.
In summary, it is a great and long cigar that has character, maybe the best Prominente. It full bodied and presents a great complexity.
1 hour 30 minutes - 2 hours
|Length||7.6 inches (194mm)|
|Factory Shape||Double Corona/Prominente|
|Strength||Medium - Full|
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A great smoke.
An hour of pure enjoyment. Don't rush it.
Dark chocolate. Let these Cuban cigars sit for a couple of weeks before you smoke, then light up and enjoy.
One of Cuba's best.
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