Punch Rare Corojo 10th Anniversary

The General Cigar Company recently sent me a 5 pack of the 10th Anniversary Rare Corojo. I usually look forward to their annual release, so this was a pleasant surprise. The previous releases featured an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper. This year it features a Connecticut Corojo wrapper. I am pretty sure the rest of the blend remains the same as before.

The bands are also new, along with this years Rare Corojo box. But now I am just babbling. I really only care about how the smoke is. So with a glass of water, I smoked some of my samples…


Wrapper: Connecticut Corojo

Binder: Connecticut broadleaf

Filler: Honduras, Nicaragua, Dominican

Size: 5 x 50

Price: $6.50


Pre-Smoke & Construction:

The wrapper looked almost velvety smooth, with virtually no veins or flaws. The wrapper had a barn yard odor, as did the foot. The only difference was, the foot had a little spice kick in addition to the poop smell (not a bad thing). This boxed pressed cigar was tightly and evenly packed, and the draw was ever so slightly on the snug side. The pre-light draw had a dark earthy taste.

The burn required one correction, and the ash held for just over an inch.

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The first third had a nice peppery spice through the nose. I detected it on the tongue and lips as well. It wasn’t a burning type of pepper but it did have some punch. Up next was cedar mixed with sweetness. The smoke feel was somewhat thick and lingered on the palate for awhile.

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For the second third, the pepper went down a notch in terms of strength and zing. It didn’t go away by any means though. The overall smoke feel became very creamy intertwined with sweetness. The dominant flavor was still wood, with some coffee mixed in with it.

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In the last third, the smoke remained very creamy, but it went down a notch at times. The woodiness remained dominant, and the peppery spice left a nice tingle in the nose and on the tongue. Like before, coffee mingled in with the other flavors along with sweetness.

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This was a very good medium to full bodied cigar. Although the flavors were simple, they came together well for an overall pleasing flavor profile. I think this one is worth a try for sure. Thanks again to The General Cigar Company for sending these to me. Either way, I would have gladly paid the asking price.

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