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Monday, 11 November 2013

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The year keeps moving along and so does Puff.com.  Today we are bringing you two reviews that will take a closer look at the Punch Rare Corojo and the Sindicato Affinity.

Punch Rare Corojo

The Punch Rare Corojo comes to us from the folks at tobacco giant General Cigar Co.  The line was relaunched in 2012 as a limited edition cigar set for an annual release.  General Cigar set the Rare Corojo’s release window to a small timeframe of March 31st to May 31st, and this is mostly due to the fact that the cigar’s wrapper is rare and grown in limited quantities.  I was lucky enough to get my hands on a Double Corona for this review, and I’m tired of staring at it.  So let’s light this puppy up and see just how good it can get.

The Punch Rare Corojo Double Corona measures 6 .75 x 48.  There are several other sizes available in the line as well: the 4.5 x 50 Rothschild, 4.5 x 60 Champion, 5 x 50 Limited Edition 10th Anniversary, 5.25 x 45 Elite, 5.25 x 54 Magnum, 6 x 60 El Doble, 6 1/25 x 50 Pita, and the 7 x 48 Perfecto.  The cigar features a filler that consists of Dominican Piloto Cubano, Honduran, and Nicaraguan tobaccos.  The binder is Connecticut Broadleaf, and an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper tops it off.  The Limited Edition 10th Anniversary is the only format in the line that features a special Connecticut Corojo wrapper.  Production takes place in Honduras at the Honduras American Tabaco S.A. factory.  As for the strength, it’s listed as medium-bodied.

The Rare Corojo has an inviting appearance thanks to its gorgeous reddish wrapper.  It has a nice sheen of oil that is visible and a few very minor veins.  Construction appears to be solid, which is not much of a surprise considering the brand.  Speaking of construction, the box-pressed shape is done to a T.  That’s a plus for me, considering I have a thing for box-pressed stogies.  I feel no soft spots as I give the cigar a squeeze.  A decorative band near the head displays the Punch logo and name, while the one beneath it showcases the Rare Corojo name.  Both bands have a rich red and gold color scheme that adds a nice touch to the overall appearance.  Before lighting there’s sweet cold taste and an aroma that is earthy.

I don’t recall ever having burn issues with Punch cigars in the past, and the Rare Corojo is no exception.  The cigar’s burn is even from beginning to end and it has a perfect draw.  There’s plenty of thick smoke.  No touch-ups or re-lights are necessary at all.  The ash is white and on the flaky side, but other than that, I have no true complaints.






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