Connoisseur’s Corner: Punch Serie D’Oro No. 2 Edición Limitada

Punch Serie D’Oro No. 2  Edición Limitada

Trinidad Fundadores (2009)

Wrapper color and texture is rarely this pristine, as the thin veins were nearly invisible and the hue, a perfect shade of brown. The start was surprisingly slow, staying in muted woody territory for the first few puffs, but it picked up a raw nuttiness that developed into a richer, focused palate of walnut, hazelnut and almond, all culminating in a creamy cappuccino finish, with the slightest hint of dried fruit. —Gregory Mottola

Davidoff Millennium Blend Series No.1 (2000)

Before the Davidoff Millennium Blend became a general release, there was a limited-edition line of three perfectos bearing the name, with the No. 1 the longest. Nearly nine inches long, this 21-year-old smoke is chewy and woody, with an increasing amount of strength as it burns. Just a hint of orange marmalade is revealed, along with plenty of leather, licorice and a hint of malted chocolate. A lovely cigar. —David Savona

Oliva Serie V Lancero (2015)

From its gorgeous, dark and oily colorado wrapper to its slim, streamlined size, this medium- to full-bodied lancero exhibits all the characteristics of a well-made cigar. A perfect draw and a wonderful burn blend together to create an easy smoke. Solid notes of coffee beans on the front and mid-palate, and a slightly dry but earthy note on the medium-length finish. Not overly complex, but delightful, with lots of life left. —Gordon Mott