It’s always a joy to find a hidden gem in the local tobacconist; an aged box of rare gems that no one has remembered, or misplaced. Locked behind various other boxes, or displayed in an obscure corner — whatever the reason, the cigars have gone untouched for years only to be “discovered” (by me!). And [...]
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The Punch Platino RE India 2009 was one of the cigar highlights of last year, so it was with eager anticipation i looked forward to the tasting of the Punch Sabrosos RE Asia Pacific 2011. The tasting of the Quai d’Orsay Superiores RE Asia Pacific 2011 a week ago had been a bit disappointing, it would [...]
Verdict: 83/100. Despite 10 years of age, the cigar is not a tremendous smoke, just a good one. The draw was poor throughout, a common problem for Cuban cigars during those couple of years. Smoke volume was low, but the aroma and the flavour was pretty good. Lots of dark vanilla and rustic barnyard aroma; [...]
The triple Punch in the name of this cigar suggests that is will provide a knockout blow to its smoker. Or the more astute aficionado will know that the name is a homage to the “Punch and Judy” characters of an age gone past. The most well informed among us will know that even Punch [...]
I’ve found my tastes gravitating towards Bolivars and Punch recently, the former for their raw power and full flavours, and the latter for its refined elegance and occasional unpredictability. Of the two, i tend to turn more often to the Bolivars, and the Belicosos Finos (BBF) has played a large role in that favour — [...]