Personal Cigar Review: Punch Aniversario Double Corona

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Cigar Details: Punch Aniversario Double Corona

  • Vitola: Double Corona
  • Length: 7.25
  • Ring Gauge: 54
  • Country of Origin: Honduras
  • Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
  • Binder: Connecticut Broadleaf
  • Filler: Dominican Republic, Nicaragua and Honduras
  • Factory: HATSA
  • Blender: Undisclosed
  • Price: $14.99
  • Release Date: September 2021
  • Source: Punch

Aaron-Loomis

 Aaron Loomis

Pre-light Experience

The wrapper on the Punch Aniversario Double Corona is a marbled medium brown with the lightly raised veins carrying a darker color to them. The seams are very smooth while the caps have some lifting edges to them. There are two bands, both with a gold and black color combination. The primary denotes the brand while the secondary shows the years and anniversary that the line is celebrating. The aroma from the wrapper is a light mix of wood and toasted earth while the foot brings sweet wood and mild spice. The pre-light draw brings sweet, aged cedar along with a mild spiciness on my lips.

First Third

The cigar begins with toasted cedar, black pepper and light mustiness. At a half inch in, the cedar transitions to oak and the black pepper mellows a bit, but has a very long finish. The retrohale is musty, toasted oak and mild black pepper. As the third wraps up, the profile is musty, toasted oak with black pepper right behind. The strength in this third was right at medium.

Second Third

As the second third begins, the oak shows a slight youngness to it while the black pepper has mellowed slightly but still has a very long finish. The retrohale remains musty, toasted oak and mild black pepper. At an inch and a quarter, the black pepper picks up to become even with the musty, toasted oak, which no longer has the youngness. As the third comes to a close, the musty, toasted oak regains a slight lead over the black pepper. The strength in this third bumped up to slightly above medium.

Final Third

As the final third begins, the black pepper mellows further, but maintains the very long finish as the overall profile becomes a bit dry. The retrohale remains musty, toasted oak and mild black pepper. At an inch in, the black pepper picks back up to become even with the musty, toasted oak. As the cigar wraps up, the musty, toasted oak takes back a slight lead over the black pepper. The strength remained at slightly above medium.

Burn

The burn line was slightly wavy at times, but never needed any attention. The ash held on in inch and a quarter increments.

Draw

The draw was slightly tighter than I prefer, but didn’t cause any issues with the smoking experience.

Overall

The cigar began with toasted cedar, black pepper and mustiness. The cedar transitioned to oak fairly quickly and the mustiness paired up with it. The profile maintained this combination the rest of the way with the black pepper moving back and forth with being even with the oak or just behind. Overall, the Punch Aniversario Double Corona was pretty average with a fairly basic flavor profile. The price point is a bit high, but if you enjoy the flavor profile, you get a lengthy smoking experience, so there may be some value there. For me, it was a bit too boring and I don’t see coming back to the cigar.

Aaron Loomis

SCORE

5.50

Cost/Point

$2.73

Scoring System

Aaron
GoodPre
Light
AverageFirst
Third
AverageSecond
Third
AverageFinal
Third
Very GoodBurn
Very GoodDraw
AverageOverall
Personal Cigar Review: Punch Aniversario Double Corona
Aaron LoomisPersonal Cigar Review: Punch Aniversario Double Corona

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