Punch Regios de punch EL 2017
Country of Origin: Cuba
Length: 4 7/10 Inches
Ring Gauge: 48
Vitola: Corona Extra
Est. Price: $20 (Boxes of 25, $500)
Release Date: January 2018
The cigar feels light in the hand, something I rarely notice, though it was very apparent here. Aroma off the wrapper has leather and some acidity, right at medium-plus. The foot is sweeter with twang, some sugar and an underlying nutmeg that contrasts the sweetness. Each cigar has a cold draw that is slightly too open for the size with lots of twang, some barbecue sauce and a bright lemon. It’s medium-plus and extremely balanced, meaning no one flavor sticks out.
Each of the three cigars begins rather mild with cedar, creaminess and a touch of floral flavors. By the third and fourth puffs of the Regios de Punch, the flavor has picked up to medium, which is where it stays for the remainder of the first few inches. There’s oak, a lot of freshly chopped woody flavors and a touch of harshness. The retrohale has some thick vanilla as well as a black pepper, both of which add to the profile, though neither complements the mouth that well. Body is medium-plus and strength is medium.