5 - Punch Pita (6.1" x 50)5 - La Perla Habana Classic Belicoso (6.2" x 52)MSRP: $66.95
Gentlemen, one of your finest pairings yet....Punch. The name is the description; it slaps you in the face with a medium to full body, one of the best blends made, and a wrapper, full of flavor. The taste of the wrapper is as good as the smoke. Not bitter, no harsh burn, a smooth, leathery taste with a hint of fruitiness. The surprise is the expert who paired the Perla Habana with it. Meant to go together in my book. Similar flavors in the burn, slightly sweeter wrapper. Still no bite back or stinging tongue. Both smooth enough to cut with a butter knife, yet enough body to stand up to the most discriminating palate. Try it and see if you don't agree. Very rarely do you find a PAIR that belong in your humidor. Thank you for this, and thank you for carrying this over from last month. It means a certain reorder in my book.
Bought this duet based on previous review of "no stingy tongue"...thank you. I am so tired of being left with that effect from cigars. I would recommend this combo too, if that is a problem for you as well. Would definitely like to see a list of cigars that provide this same satisfaction, since so many do not! Hey CI...if you read these reviews, add a catalogue page of light and creamy without the burn :)
Basically, how can you go wrong with this. Punch cigars have been my favorite cigar since I started smoking years ago. This is a great chance to purchase what you like and try something different at the same time without spending a lot of money for something you don't enjoy.
My pick for the best pairing in the "Gentleman's Deuce" collection & it's the lowest priced of all the 18 pairings. If you want a box of top-notch cigars at a great price order 2 of these. 20 premium cigars for $45. The only thing you lose is the box.
Always liked punch but this was the first time I had had a La Perla Habana. Both are similar and light to medium. Can't beat the price either. 3rd time ordering this and will continue to do so.
These are great cigars! I'm on my third order. But beware, they are sending toro's instead of belicosos with the La Perla's. Still a great deal and well worth the price. But they should change the description and not let you think you are getting the belicoso, which is a bigger and better size than the toro. Will order these again no doubt!
After smoking one of each, I prefer the La Perla Habana Classic, good draw, good burn, good flavor. A medium strong flavor. The Punch was noticeably stronger, didn't burn even, had a much tougher draw and the cap didn't hold up well. In order to get a good mouthful of smoke I had to draw 2 or 3 times, it felt to close to work for my tastes. Still a good value though. I doubt I will purchase this package again, but La Perla will stay on my radar.
I have never tried Punch or La Perla Habana sticks before, so for the price I said "what the heck". I was surprised; I enjoyed both cigars. The flavor was there, as was the good draw and construction. I am going to order both the Punch and the La Perla Habana Classic again. They were well worth the money.
Ten solid cigars, known quality, for what 2-3 would cost you at the brick & mortar cigar bar. The Punch are especially consistent.
These Punches are just ok. Quick burn if working around the house doing the ol' ball and chain list of to do's. Also no need to pay attention cuz not much flavor goin on here.
I really like the Punch. Great taste & smoke. This is the first time I've had a La Perla Habana and I was pleasently surprised. Great values.
Ordered the Punch and La Perla Habana Classic combo on a whim. The Punch Pita is a good smoke if a little hard on the draw. The La Perla is one I will definately order again. Very smooth creamy and clean burning...
Punch should not be categorized as medium. This is a heavy cigar. Very strong.