After Dinner

Punch After Dinner

SCORE
93
points
COUNTRY
Honduras
Honduras
GAUGE
47 47
STRENGH
Medium-Full
Medium-Full

Tasting Note

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.

Details

Body: Medium-Full


Size: Churchill


Ring Gauge: 47


Length: 7 1/4"


Filler: Honduras, Nicaragua, Dom. Rep.


Binder: U.S.A./Conn. Broadleaf


Wrapper: Ecuador


Issue Cigar Aficionado – Jan 01, 2019


Price: $5.89


Designation: Top 25 of 2018 | Rank: 12


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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
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