The 25 Best Cigars of the Year 2010
Punch Grand Cru No. 2 Maduro
Punch is one of the great names in cigars. Originating in Cuba, it has also had a non-Cuban version for many years. The Honduran Punch has long been a mainstay of cigar smokers seeking some power in their cigars, but the Grand Cru version—created in 1994 by Frank Llaneza, one of the true legends of Central American cigarmaking—was made to be more easygoing. We’ve long enjoyed the Punch Grand Cru No. 2 Maduro, which is quite simply one of the best-looking figurados made in Honduras. This silky and box-pressed torpedo has coffee bean, cocoa and sweet wood on the palate, with a pleasant floral finish.