Punch Gran Puro Rancho
5 1/2 x 54 - Dark Natural - Single
Punch Gran Puro Rancho premium cigars are Punch's 'punchiest' selection. This affordably-priced, ALL Honduran-grown tobacco blend is enveloped in an extra-dark, sun-grown Havana seed wrapper and a sun-grown binder chosen from high priming leaves for richer flavor and color. A smooth-smoking, full bodied cigar dominated by a well-rounded, earthy-spicy character and a long finish accented with a trace of cinnamon. Presented in natural cedar boxes with the classic Mr. Punch medallion in the center.
I have tried a variety of punch brand cigars. I was a little disappointed at the burn on this particular one but the smoke, taste, construction were all very good. I still prefer the Rothschild over this one. Its not the worst cigar just felt it could have burned a little more even.
This is a great smoke, its not upper echelon, but it is very good. I smoked this after dinner with a good quality bourbon (basil haydens) and this cigar pairs wonderfully. It is strong, smooth, robust, and flavourful. the draw was a little tight, and the burn was a little incosistant. But overall a very quality cigar.
What attracted me to this cigar was it's beautiful color, wide girth, and gorgeous sun grown wrapper. Upon ignition, I immediatly noticed a firm but comfortable draw and a very pleasing aroma; yet as I continued to smoke, I found myself wanting more intensity of flavor to compliment it's rather formidable strength. Eventually the smoke became somewhat one dimensional and without "soul", ultimately causing me to lose interest. I guess it just goes to show that beauty is indeed only skin deep.
I picked up a fiver of this on the whim, and after having three of them I will soon be placing an order for a box of 25. These are a great smoke and do not disappoint with a great draw, amazing look and a perfect burn complimented by the most important factor - a wonderfully smooth and delicious taste.