Cigar Aficionado

San Cristobal de la Habana La Punta
La Punta
91
points
Cuba
Cuba
52 52
Medium
Medium
Tasting Note
This peppery belicoso draws and burns consistently, offering some coffee bean, nuts and citrus around the peppery core.
Body Medium
Size Figurado
Ring Gauge 52
Length 5 1/2"
Filler Cuba
Binder Cuba
Wrapper Cuba
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Apr 01, 2011
Price £14.99
Box DateAug. 08
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2016 | Score: 87

Overly floral, almost to the point of perfumey, this belicoso has a slight vanilla quality as well. The finish is notably dry.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2014 | Score: 88

The draw of this torpedo is firm, but still imparts an earthy combination of minerals, cocoa and tangy tea notes.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2013 | Score: 89

A pressed torpedo with a lush draw and even burn. It’s a toasty, cedary smoke with some dusty notes on the finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2012 | Score: 90

A nutty, earthy pyramid with base notes of coffee and chocolate. The draw is a bit firm, but manages to communicate a lot of flavor.

Issue: Cigar Insider: May 06, 2008 | Score: 91

Covered in a beautiful reddish-brown leaf, this belicoso has an excellent draw. Its core of coffee bean flavor is sweetened with a cocoa note before the earthy finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2005 | Score: 90

A balanced cigar with rich, decadent smoke. It has a nutty, earthy quality and a rich finish. Medium bodied.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Sep 21, 2004 | Score: 90

A beautiful figurado with a few bumps and veins and a perfect cap. This aromatic cigar has rich leathery, woody flavors with a solid tobacco taste. It also has a hint of orange peel. Well balanced and strong.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2003 | Score: 90

An attractive belicoso. The draw is superb, and it burns with a light gray ash. It's complex, with flavors including anise, coffee and sweet spices. It builds in strength and character as it's smoked.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jan 01, 2003 | Score: 88

This cigar features earthy, leathery flavors with a hint of sweetness, but it lacks complexity. A medium-bodied smoke.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2002 | Score: 86

Veiny and rough, this belicoso has an inconsistent draw and burn. It's cedary and leathery, with some tarry notes. Medium to full bodied.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2001 | Score: 92

Very dark, very oily and well made. The cigar is syrupy, with toasty, nutty flavors and a medium body. The finish is cedary.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jul 01, 2001 | Score: 89

The belicoso tip on this cigar is perfect. The cigar has an irregular burn and a nutty, toasty flavor with a hint of cinnamon.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2000 | Score: 92

A full-bodied cigar with an excellent balance of flavors between earthiness and woodiness. There are also strong sweet spice notes, with a hint of nuttiness.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Apr 01, 2000 | Score: 87

This rustic pyramid is solid, but the wrapper is poorly stretched. It burns well, showing earthy, toasty flavors and a big, chalky finish. It has hints of green, sweet grass, showing its youth.

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