Cigar Aficionado

Punch Grand Cru No. 2 Maduro
No. 2 Maduro
54 54
Tasting Note
Punch is one of the great names in cigars. Originating in Cuba, it has also had a non-Cuban version for many years. The Honduran Punch has long been a mainstay of cigar smokers seeking some power in their cigars, but the Grand Cru version—created in 1994 by Frank Llaneza, one of the true legends of Central American cigarmaking—was made to be more easygoing. We've long enjoyed the Punch Grand Cru No. 2 Maduro, which is quite simply one of the best-looking figurados made in Honduras. This silky and box-pressed torpedo has coffee bean, cocoa and sweet wood on the palate, with a pleasant floral finish.
Body Medium
Size Figurado
Ring Gauge 54
Length 6 1/8"
Filler Dom. Rep., Honduras, Nicaragua
Binder U.S.A./Conn. Broadleaf
Wrapper Ecuador
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Jan 01, 2011
Price $10.99
Designation Top 25 of 2010 | Rank: 13
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2013 | Score: 89

Squarely pressed with a dark wrapper, this torpedo delivers a pleasant mix of spice, licorice and wood that builds to a tarry finish.

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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