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REVIEW | San Cristobal de la Habana La Punta
La Punta
La Punta

Tasting Note: This peppery belicoso draws and burns consistently, offering some coffee bean, nuts and citrus around the peppery core.

  • Body: Medium
  • Size: Figurado
  • Ring Gauge: 52
  • Length: 5 1/2"

  • Filler: Cuba
  • Binder: Cuba
  • Wrapper: Cuba
  • Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Apr 01, 2011
  • Price: £14.99
  • Box Date: Aug. 08

More Reviews of This Cigar

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Jun 01, 2016
Score: 87
Overly floral, almost to the point of perfumey, this belicoso has a slight vanilla quality as well. The finish is notably dry.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Dec 01, 2014
Score: 88
The draw of this torpedo is firm, but still imparts an earthy combination of minerals, cocoa and tangy tea notes.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Aug 01, 2013
Score: 89
A pressed torpedo with a lush draw and even burn. It’s a toasty, cedary smoke with some dusty notes on the finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Oct 01, 2012
Score: 90
A nutty, earthy pyramid with base notes of coffee and chocolate. The draw is a bit firm, but manages to communicate a lot of flavor.

Issue: Cigar Insider, May 06, 2008
Score: 91
Covered in a beautiful reddish-brown leaf, this belicoso has an excellent draw. Its core of coffee bean flavor is sweetened with a cocoa note before the earthy finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Aug 01, 2005
Score: 90
A balanced cigar with rich, decadent smoke. It has a nutty, earthy quality and a rich finish. Medium bodied.

Issue: Cigar Insider, Sep 21, 2004
Score: 90
A beautiful figurado with a few bumps and veins and a perfect cap. This aromatic cigar has rich leathery, woody flavors with a solid tobacco taste. It also has a hint of orange peel. Well balanced and strong.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Jun 01, 2003
Score: 90
An attractive belicoso. The draw is superb, and it burns with a light gray ash. It's complex, with flavors including anise, coffee and sweet spices. It builds in strength and character as it's smoked.

Issue: Cigar Insider, Jan 01, 2003
Score: 88
This cigar features earthy, leathery flavors with a hint of sweetness, but it lacks complexity. A medium-bodied smoke.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Oct 01, 2002
Score: 86
Veiny and rough, this belicoso has an inconsistent draw and burn. It's cedary and leathery, with some tarry notes. Medium to full bodied.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Oct 01, 2001
Score: 92
Very dark, very oily and well made. The cigar is syrupy, with toasty, nutty flavors and a medium body. The finish is cedary.

Issue: Cigar Insider, Jul 01, 2001
Score: 89
The belicoso tip on this cigar is perfect. The cigar has an irregular burn and a nutty, toasty flavor with a hint of cinnamon.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Jun 01, 2000
Score: 92
A full-bodied cigar with an excellent balance of flavors between earthiness and woodiness. There are also strong sweet spice notes, with a hint of nuttiness.

Issue: Cigar Insider, Apr 01, 2000
Score: 87
This rustic pyramid is solid, but the wrapper is poorly stretched. It burns well, showing earthy, toasty flavors and a big, chalky finish. It has hints of green, sweet grass, showing its youth.

Cigar Aficionado's 100-Point Scale
  • Classic: 95-100
  • Outstanding: 90-94
  • Very good to excellent: 80-89
  • Average to good commercial quality: 70-79
  • Don't waste your money: 0-69
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