|Occasionally, a cigar's quality defies its price tag. This was particularly true for the Punch After Dinner, a full-sized Churchill that retails for less than $6 yet delivers a performance easily worth twice as much. It's a true multinational blend with a wrapper from Ecuador, a U.S. binder and filler from Honduras, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. In lesser hands, such a blend might end up muddy and nondescript, but the tobaccos here come together quite cohesively, each leaf playing off the next for a dense, chewy smoke that's earthy and sweet. Like all cigars from the core Punch line, it's made in Honduras by General Cigar. This is a smoke that has been on the market for 20 years, though given its suggested retail price, it seems immune to inflation.|
|Filler||Honduras, Nicaragua, Dom. Rep.|
|Issue||Cigar Aficionado – Jan 01, 2019|
|Designation||Top 25 of 2018 | Rank: 12|
|More Reviews of this Cigar|
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2018 | Score: 93
The smoke of this dark Churchill is dense and chewy in texture. Its leather and earth notes are balanced by a molasses and brown sugar sweetness.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2007 | Score: 84
A dark cigar with an inconsistent draw. It is woody with an apple note. Some harsh cedar flavors were noted. The finish has a hint of cheese. Medium bodied.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2003 | Score: 87
Dark and toothy, this cigar has a fine draw but a slightly uneven burn. It's woody and extremely nutty, with hints of caramel on the finish.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Mar 01, 1997 | Score: 74
A very rustic cigar. It also had a poor draw. There some hints of coffee bean and spice on the palate, but it was hard to get past the poor construction.
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