Punch After Dinner
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.
Ring Gauge: 47
Length: 7 1/4"
Filler: Honduras, Nicaragua, Dom. Rep.
Binder: U.S.A./Conn. Broadleaf
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Jan 01, 2019
Designation: Top 25 of 2018 | Rank: 12
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