Thursday, September 09, 2010

Punch Platinos ER India 2009


Very nice presentation with the star-spangled silver foil on the Double Corona sized cigar.

After removing it you have a colorado colored cigar in front of you, with fine wrapper, a lil shiny and evenly rolled.

The smell shows decent notes of tobacco, cedar, some hints of honey and green coffee.

So let's fire it up and take the first puffs.... Wow..... cery, very creamy.... on the mild side... you can find the green coffee that appeared in the cold smell... could nose-exhale all time, not biting, very smooth. Surprisingly there are hints of aromas which are typical for an aged cigar and that I never had in a cigar which was that fresh. I'm really impressed.

From the first to the second third the cigar became a bit stronger, would call it medium now. You can also recognize a change in the taste... Tar comes up sometimes, it's like walking along a fresh tared road.... leather, dark roasted coffee and the aroma of cedar in the background.

The last third gives you a punch.... and shows: this is NOT a typical Punch which gets boring and flat in the last third... this one is a kick in the ass! Leather and oak wood are dominating the last third, there are some flavors which are peatlike as I know it from the Islay whiskys that I prefer....

The smoke lasted on the whole for 150 minutes and I don't regret a single minute of it. The development of this cigar was amazing: from very mild it increases its intensity up to medium in the middle of the smoke and ended up up really strong in the last third.

Thumbs up for this great smoke.... best Punch DC ever smoked!

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