San Cristobal La Punta - 25 cigars

San Cristobal de La Habana 230004

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$249.00

Quick Overview

The San Cristobal La Punta is a creamy and rich medium bodied Pyramid, 5’5” (140mm) long, of 52 ring gauge, and comes in a 25 cigars box. Launched by Habanos in 1999, it is hand rolled using only tobacco from the Vuelta Abajo region. It gets its name from one of the fortress of La Habana that used to defend the city during the Spanish Latin America Empire times. Despite its lack of fame, it is definitely a cigar that worth a try. Like other vitolas from the San Cristobal marca, La Punta cigar is pretty smooth, medium range in strength, overall very creamy and which develops a nice complexity of flavors along the whole smoke. There is plenty of leather, wood, barnyard, hay, nuts, toasty aromas, fruits notes, some chocolate, and some coffee. There is a delicious sweetness along the whole cigar too. In short, it is a very pleasant cigar that deserves more fame.

San Cristobal La Punta - 25 cigars

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San Cristobal La Punta - 25 cigars [5.5 x 52]

The San Cristobal La Punta is a very creamy cigar. It is a pretty complex smoke for this size.

  • • Rich flavors of leather, hay, barnyard and cedar. There are also notes of cocoa, pepper and fruits.
  • • A great cigar to enjoy when aged. It becomes creamier and even more complex.

This cigar simply deserves more fame as it is a delicious Habano that will please both experienced smokers and beginners.

Presentation

The San Cristobal La Punta - 25 Cigars comes in a dress box with Habanos Packing Code CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25

Dimensions:

Length: 140 mm

Diameter: 20.64 mm

Ring gauge: 52

Shape: Belicoso/Campana

Appearance:

The cigar is looking good, whereas not flawless. The cigar is a bit bumpy, with some bumps and wrinkles, there are few visible veins. The wrapper has a nice typical Colorado wrapper, between a caramel to milk chocolate color. The triple cap is beautifully applied. The head of the cigar is pretty tightly packed, and it seems packed evenly.

Smoking Notes:

Before lighting up

The wrapper smells of sweet tobacco, earthiness, pepper, hay and with some floral notes.

Burn/ Draw

Once cut, the cold draw reveals some wood (cedar), leather, barnyard and sweet hay. There is also a bit of saltiness on the lips. The draw is great, despite being a bit on the tighter side. The burn is perfect and the cigar creates a generous creamy smoke.

Initial third:

In the first third of the cigar, the dominant flavors are of leather, hay and toasted nuts. Overall, the first third is very creamy, sweet, with honey notes, vanilla, fruit notes. There is also some coffee, chocolate, touches of cedar and also some taste of nice warm bread that comes out from the oven. Towards the end of the first third, there is a buildup of pepper. The first third is a solid medium body, but the flavors are not harsh, very subtle and light.

Middle third:

In the middle third, the flavors are becoming deeper, but the overall flavor profile doesn't change much. The wood is now more distinct, the nuts are more pronounced, more toastiness, more vanilla and more sweetness (delicious caramel). There is also a bit more spices, and more fruits notes. The strength is oscillating between a mild to medium and medium body. The middle section of the cigar is definitely the sweet spot.

Final third:

In the final third, the flavor flavors doesn't evolve much, once again, the flavors gain in strength. The pepper flavor increases until the end. The coffee is more discernable, more nuts and more cream, almost like peanut butter. There are also more spices, and the apparition of some grape notes. Overall, the flavors are never too harsh and the cigar is smoking cool relatively. A great third, with strength mild to medium body.

In summary, it is a very enjoyable smoke, very smooth.

Smoking time:

60 – 80 Minutes

Additional Information

Brand San Cristobal de La Habana
Box of 25
Length 5.5 inches (140 mm)
Ring Gauge 52
Factory Shape Belicoso/Campana
Strength Medium
Packing Code CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25

Reviews

Medium wood , 7/8/2015
By El Fumador
Usually good construction with some medium to mild strength and woody notes with hints of floral/herbal tones. Easygoing and pleasant, a great cigar to enjoy anytime.
A Best Buy , 8/22/2011
By PollyWolly (The Cigar Bird)
The San Cristobal La Punta is a very straightforward cigar with great credentials. Its dark. evenly colored wrapper does not always scream of its Cuban heritage; hence, many times it looks as though it could easily be a product of the Dominican Republic or Nicaragua.

Notwithstanding, it makes up for its lackluster appearance in spades once ignited. Hidden beneath lies the heart of a tiger waiting to be released. As it begins to take control of your destiny for the total time it will be with you, it offers up a rich, peppery goodness and subtle nuances of various highly enjoyable scents and tastes that will stimulate your senses.

This Habano is a good solid performer that varies little in quality or overall performance from any of the slightly more revered cigars in its size and weight division.

For the price, it delivers some of the most bang for the buck of any cigars available today. It never fails to perform consistently. Its flavor profile reminds me a great deal of the Monty #2, while the burn and ash are quite similar to the Robaina Unico.

I always keep a box of these on hand and smoke them frequently. They continue to be one of my favorite cigars and are one of the best values in Cuban cigars.
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