Cigar Aficionado

Punch Super Selection No. 1
Super Selection No. 1
90
points
Cuba
Cuba
42 42
Tasting Note
There were fears among Cuban cigar connoisseurs a few years back when Habanos S.A., the global distribution and marketing company for Havana cigars, decided to cut the production of various vitolas in many of the key brands, including Punch. This lonsdale, which measures a tidy 6 1/8 inches long by 42 ring gauge, didn’t appear to be essential to a popular brand like Punch, but it was kept on—so thank you, Cuba. Packed in cedar cabinet boxes of 25 or 50 smokes, the cigar delivers beautiful and refined aromas and flavors with plenty of cedar, tobacco and light coffee character. It’s a beautiful morning smoke, but we like it any time of day. It’s produced primarily in the new La Corona factory on the outskirts of Havana.
Size Lonsdale
Ring Gauge 42
Length 6 1/8"
Filler Cuba
Binder Cuba
Wrapper Cuba
Issue Cigar Aficionado – N/A
Price £11.40
Designation Top 25 of 2006 | Rank: 21
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Insider: Aug 08, 2006 | Score: 93

A perfect draw and burn set the tone for a complex series of flavors that range from leather and rich cocoa to subtle spice and black cherry. Elegant and resonant.

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
100-Point Scale