Tasting Note


San Cristobal de la Habana

La Punta

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

Additional tasting notes for San Cristobal de la Habana

Issue: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.

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