Punch Rare Corojo Champion

Punch Rare Corojo Champion

Size: 60 x 4.5
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
Binder: Connecticut Broadleaf
Filler: Nicaraguan, Honduran, Dominican
Price: $3.50

Punch Rare Corojo Champion

Behind The Stick:

My father-in-law helped lead me back to cigars many years ago. Whenever I see him he is usually puffing on a cigar and smoking his worries away. I always enjoy the aroma of his cigars and anytime I ask him what he is smoking in turns out to be a Punch. Now you would think since he is always smoking a Punch cigar I would have had one by now but I haven’t. I had never smoked a Punch Cigar prior to this review. It isn’t that my father-in-law doesn’t share. I seem to always have sticks on hand and almost always give something to him to make room in my humidor. I just never asked for one and if I did I know he would be happy to share. I received a 5 pack of Punch Cigars Courtesy of General Cigar and the folks at www.punchgrilling.com. I promised to do a review combined with one of their great grilling recipes from their website. I live in the Midwest and with this heat we are having this summer it thunderstorms every other day. I will do another Punch review with a recipe before the end of summer. In the meantime enjoy this review and thank you General Cigar & Punch!

Punch Rare Corojo Champion

Construction:

The first thing you noticed is the odd shape of this cigar. The cigar has a 60 ring gauge at the thickest point. Given the odd shape I am amazed by how uniformly the cigar is rolled. My inspection revealed no soft spots. The wrapper is a medium shade of brown with an oily sheen. Very small veins are noticeable and the wrapper has an almost leathery look to it. The cigar has a mild aroma that is spicy and sweet.

Punch Rare Corojo Champion

Flavor:

The cigar lights well and burns evenly despite the odd shape. The amount of smoke coming from the cigar is very impressive. The draw is great and I first experience coffee flavors. I star to pick up a cedar flavor that has a finish that reminds me of tea. I really enjoy the aroma of the cigar and it reminds me of my father-in-law always puffing away on a Punch. Around the 2/3rd mark spiciness kicks in with woody flavors. The flavors get more intense towards the nub. The ash was white with a tint of gray and held very well.

Punch Rare Corojo Champion

Overall:

I was pretty excited to smoke this odd shaped cigar. The aroma reminded me of good times smoking cigars with family. This cigar wasn’t overly complex but it was a solid and good cigar. The Punch Rare Corojo has some terrific flavor, great construction, and an excellent price. Given that, I understand why this brand is my father-in-laws everyday cigar. It left me wanting to explore more of what Punch has to offer.

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4 Thoughts to “Punch Rare Corojo Champion”

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  2. keith

    that is a sweet looking vitola, and the price is killer…cant wait to give it a go

  3. user3374

    Punch rare corojo champion.. Slap-up 🙂

  4. Harold

    Right on my man!

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