Punch 48 – review

These cigars of the ancient Cuban marka Punch – Punch 48 – are the Habanos Specialist release (Especialista en Habanos Exclusivo ). The marka has an interesting history going back to the year 1840. The cigar Punch 48 are made for being sold in the stores of Habanos (Cuban cigars) which have the title “Habanos Specialist”. Release of 2016.

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Cuban Cigars Punch Punch 48

  • Capa: Cuba
  • Capote: Cuba
  • Tripa: Cuba
  • Origin: Cuba

48 X 140

Visual & Wrapper:

The capa is warm-brown colorado, thin and fine. Has a good healthy shine. All the cigars in the varnished box (of 10) look in a good shape and evenly-coloured.

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Cold nose:

On the cold nose the cigar has incredibly bright, fresh and strong aroma! It’s pretty rare for decently-aged tobaccos. I can highlight these flavours: pollen, strong and luxurious aroma of aged tobacco leaves, sweet dried prunes, dried summer soil in a field.

After cutting the cap off, the smell gets even more pronounced, and the classic flavour of dried manure adds to the palette. The cigar “shouts out” its happy summery aromas, they may not be too sophisticated, but the bouquet is happy and inviting.

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Punch Punch 48

In smoking:
The start is crazily pleasant. I can highlight the flavour of tobacco smoke, and from the second puff I can taste and smell: honey, pollen, wet tobacco. Warm and comfortable smoke. Very decent. The aroma of wet tobacco remains throughout the duration of the cigar.
The smoke remains comfortable. In the palette there is mainly a good balance of honey, wet tobacco and aroma of smoke. The cigar remains pretty sweet.
Then, as soon as I thought about, in my opinion, excessive sweetness, it gives way to just a very well balanced, smoky, warm and rich range nicely enobling the sweetness and adding tones of noble rot. Classic. Don’t hurry this cigar, don’t spoil its tasteful elegant smoke coming out into your mouth.
More of the noble rot, with an addition of pine needles, rotten autumn leaves… Charming and relaxed.
The cigar burns steadily and friendly, allowing you to just relax and not to make efforts keeping the steady pace while smoking…


The cigars are perfectly rolled. They are well-balanced, elegant, and have a medium fortaleza. These are the things you need for spending a good time, for instance, in a library with a good book. The cigar shows neither a selfish character that would take all your attention, nor whims with uneven burning, this would allow you to concentrate on what you are doing whilst enjoying this great smoke.
Punch 48 cuban cigars, tasting review by Victoria Radugina, taster of cigars and gastronomy.

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