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Punch Rare Corojo 2010

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

The General Cigar Company sent me a few cigars to review, which included today’s cigar. The Rare Corojo is released annually. I’m not sure of the back story, and I wonder why there is no Corojo tobacco in this cigar. Anyway, I enjoyed the 2007, 2008 and 2009 releases of this cigar, so lets see how the 2010 treats me.


Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra

Binder: Connecticut broadleaf

Filler: Honduran, Nicaraguan, Dominican (Piloto Cubano)

Size: Magnum 5.25 x 54

Price: Around $5.50


Pre-Smoke & Construction:

The wrapper had a couple medium sized veins, but no real flaws. The wrapper had almost no odor to it, and the foot had a mild earthy smell. I found the cigar to have a little sponginess, and it was consistent from head to foot. The draw was very free, and had an earthy/woody flavor.

The burn required no corrections, and the ash held for an inch.



The first third: Smooth earthy notes combined with a woody flavor. A slight sweetness appeared after smoking an inch. The smoke volume was plentiful with a mild pepper.


The second third saw a change in the smoke feel. It became thick and creamy. Woody flavors pretty much drowned out the earthiness. When exhaling through the nose, there was a nice smooth, sweet peppery spice that had very little kick.


The last third didn’t have any major changes. Basically the earthy notes would come and go. The body crept up into the upper medium range. Other then that, it stayed consistent with the second third, which isn’t a bad thing.



This was a good medium to upper medium bodied cigar. The flavor profile, although simple, was enjoyable. There isn’t really anything more to add. I would recommend trying the 2010 Rare Corojo for a nice relaxing smoke. Thanks again to The General Cigar Company for sending these out!

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