Ratings & Reviews

REVIEW | Punch Punch
Punch
93
points
Cuba
Cuba
46
46
Medium
Medium
Punch

Tasting Note: Crafted with a perfectly mounted head, the draw of this corona gorda is flawless, striking a flavorful balance between sweet almond paste, light coffee and floral notes.

  • Body: Medium
  • Size: Corona Gorda
  • Ring Gauge: 46
  • Length: 5 5/8"

  • Filler: Cuba
  • Binder: Cuba
  • Wrapper: Cuba
  • Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Apr 01, 2013
  • Price: £14.92
  • Box Date: March 2010


More Reviews of This Cigar

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Aug 01, 2016
Score: 91
Well made with an impeccable three-seam cap. The smoke maintains a warm, toasty quality while imparting sweet molasses notes, a touch of baker's chocolate and a rich almond finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Oct 01, 2015
Score: 93
Softly pressed with a beautiful reddish-brown Colorado wrapper. Complex intonations of oaked wine and dried fruit meld harmoniously on the palate with leather and butterscotch and leather, culminating in a nutty finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider, Jul 21, 2015
Score: 93
Softly pressed with a Colorado wrapper. Complex intonations of oaked wine and dried fruit meld with butterscotch and leather notes that culminate to a nutty finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Dec 01, 2014
Score: 91
The firm draw of this thick corona opens up to show a floral, cocoa character before a toasted almond and marzipan sweetness. A complex cigar.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Feb 01, 2014
Score: 91
Although this cigar has a pale olive pallor, its smoke is redolent of earth, sweet graham cracker, cappuccino and nougat.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Jun 01, 2011
Score: 91
A slightly box-pressed cigar with a dark reddish wrapper. Toast and nut flavors build to leather and coffee. Medium to full bodied.

Issue: Cigar Insider, Apr 05, 2011
Score: 91
A slightly box-pressed cigar with a dark reddish wrapper. Toast and nut flavors build to leather and coffee.

Issue: Cigar Insider, Oct 01, 2008
Score: 89
Lightly box pressed with a gorgeous wrapper. The draw is even, imparting a toasty, earthy smoke with some sweetness on the palate.

Issue: Cigar Insider, Jul 08, 2008
Score: 89
Lightly box pressed with a gorgeous wrapper. The draw is even, imparting a toasty, earthy smoke with some sweetness on the palate.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Aug 01, 2007
Score: 92
Slightly box pressed, this alluring, medium- to full-bodied cigar is a complex balance of leather and cedar flavors underscored by a pleasant toastiness and subtle coffee notes. The finish is long and leathery.

Issue: Cigar Insider, Nov 07, 2006
Score: 88
Well constructed with a mounted head and oily wrapper. It’s a cedary smoke carrying hints of earth, pepper and hickory. There’s slight tang on the finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Jun 01, 2005
Score: 89
A pretty, pressed cigar with a silky, oily wrapper. It burns and draws well. It has a sweet toast note with wood and leather, and a medium body.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Apr 01, 2004
Score: 91
Well made, with a finely done three-seam cap. The draw loads the palate with rich smoke. It warms up nicely to show rich, roasted coffee flavors, toast, earth and minerals. Medium to full in body.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Oct 01, 2002
Score: 89
Box pressed and veiny, this cigar has a tight draw. It's nutty, woody and toasty, with hints of cedar and cream. Medium bodied.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Feb 01, 2002
Score: 88
Pressed and well made, this cigar has a spicy, creamy taste complemented by a leathery kick. Some earthy, salty notes were also present.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Aug 01, 2001
Score: 90
78 A beautifully pressed cigar. The smoke is chocolatey and leathery, with hints of spice. A full-bodied smoke.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Feb 01, 2001
Score: 89
A very veiny cigar. It has a fine aroma. The flavor has a slight bite, but pleasant hints of leather, nuts and wood dominate.

Issue: Cigar Insider, May 01, 2000
Score: 93
Gorgeous color and a beautiful shape. It has a balanced draw and an even burn. This is a powerful cigar with dense flavors of chocolate and espresso. A beautiful smoke.

Issue: Cigar Insider, May 01, 1997
Score: 90
A solid and silky cigar with superb construction. An excellent draw loads the palate with flavors. The smoke is rich and leathery, with a musky character.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Dec 01, 1996
Score: 87
An earthy character overpowers some spiciness. A good draw on a medium-bodied smoke.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Jun 01, 1994
Score: 89
Inconsistent. A full-bodied cigar with nutty, spicy, flowery flavors. But tightness and a short aftertaste hurt this cigar.

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
100-Point Scale

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