NAME: PUNCH SHORT DE PUNCH n-10
Punch Short de Punch is the latest addition to the Punch brand from Habanos S.A. Although this is a new size to the portfolio of the Punch brand, the brand itself hasn’t seen an addition to its line in decades. Size is a modern approach to the Punch line since all the other sizes are under a 50 ring gauge.
Visually, the cigar is dressed in a Colorado shades wrapper, there are a couple of green dots present as well. The wrapper itself is smooth to the touch and the construction is good. While the cigar has “Short” in its name, it is not a Short Robusto nor a Robusto (it is only 4 mm shorter than a classic Cuban Robusto size).
Overall, the Punch Short de Punch starts out surprisingly well for a rather fresh cigar. Good first two thirds, with a balanced profile and strength. The bitterness in the final third was kind of expected, but a couple of years of rest should even that out. A promising new release, with a flavor profile that is true to the brand.
Length: 120 mm
Diameter: 19.8 mm
Ring gauge: 50
Shape: Petit Robusto