Thoughts on the Punch Super Robusto PCC Regional Release?


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I actually prefered them over the RA Estupendos with regards to flavor profile and ageing potential. I think they have a little more oomph! Just my 2 cents worth.

» Been looking at the Cabs of 50 for a while now. Anyone here tried one yet?

» I know that they are young, and our Presidante says that they have great

» aging potential. Just wanted to get some other opions on this Vitols

» before I go pulling the trigger.

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» Been looking at the Cabs of 50 for a while now. Anyone here tried one yet?

» I know that they are young, and our Presidante says that they have great

» aging potential. Just wanted to get some other opions on this Vitols

» before I go pulling the trigger.

I think these are years from giving us a serious peek at their potential or how they will blossom. I have stuck my neck out. The recent ones I have tasted are coming along very nicely. On smoking alone NOW the Ramon Allones Estupendo and the Por Larranaga Robusto are more approachable/fullfilling. Yet, there is a secretive core or flavours from the Punch which get me excited. I want to be around when they truly come to the fore.

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In order of preference:

RA Estupendos

PL Robustos

Punch SR's

I like the Super Robusto, but I thought it had less body and flavor than the others. Still, what flavor was there was good. If I had to describe it, I'd say it was a blend of RS#11 and CoRo. Very smooth, very sophisticated profile. Just a bit bland for my tastes.

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» Been looking at the Cabs of 50 for a while now. Anyone here tried one yet?

» I know that they are young, and our Presidante says that they have great

» aging potential. Just wanted to get some other opions on this Vitols

» before I go pulling the trigger.

I have a box of original release in storage, so I've not tried one yet. As for the RA Estupendo,

I just smoked another yesterday from a SEP 06 box. I've smoked five or six, and all but one

have had very tight draws which has lead to whispy smoke volume. It's a shame, as I can sense

the underlying flavor, but the poor construction has rendered this moot. This one got pitched

at around the halfway mark.

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» » Been looking at the Cabs of 50 for a while now. Anyone here tried one

» yet?

» » I know that they are young, and our Presidante says that they have

» great

» » aging potential. Just wanted to get some other opions on this Vitols

» » before I go pulling the trigger.

»

» I have a box of original release in storage, so I've not tried one yet. As

» for the RA Estupendo,

» I just smoked another yesterday from a SEP 06 box. I've smoked five or

» six, and all but one

» have had very tight draws which has lead to whispy smoke volume. It's a

» shame, as I can sense

» the underlying flavor, but the poor construction has rendered this moot.

» This one got pitched

» at around the halfway mark.

I also have a box of the Estupendos. I have yet to try one, but this weekend sounds like a good time to sacrifice one.

Presidante, very nice move.:ok:

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» I actually prefered them over the RA Estupendos with regards to flavor

» profile and ageing potential. I think they have a little more oomph! Just

» my 2 cents worth.

I agree! I recently tried a Punch Super Robusto and RA Estupendos that I bought from Rob and I definitely preferred the Punch. In my opinion the Punch had a far greater depth of flavor. The RA was just kinda bland.

I've lately been wondering whether to get a box of the Punch Super Robusto or a box of the first-release H. Upmann Magunum 50. Anybody have any thoughts on which to get? I haven't tried the Mag 50 yet but the reviews on the first release are awfully convincing.

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It's sad, as these seem to have much potential. My box is POS AUG 06, and there might be half a dozen that are not tent stakes. :-(

>>As

» for the RA Estupendo,

» I just smoked another yesterday from a SEP 06 box. I've smoked five or

» six, and all but one

» have had very tight draws which has lead to whispy smoke volume. It's a

» shame, as I can sense

» the underlying flavor, but the poor construction has rendered this moot.

» This one got pitched

» at around the halfway mark.

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» It's sad, as these seem to have much potential. My box is POS AUG 06, and

» there might be half a dozen that are not tent stakes. :-(

»

» >>As

» » for the RA Estupendo,

» » I just smoked another yesterday from a SEP 06 box. I've smoked five or

» » six, and all but one

» » have had very tight draws which has lead to whispy smoke volume. It's a

» » shame, as I can sense

» » the underlying flavor, but the poor construction has rendered this

» moot.

» » This one got pitched

» » at around the halfway mark.

I have to agree here on the RA estupendos. I have a cab of 50, and I smoked 6 so far. EVERY ONE without fail has been so tight that I had to toss them. Very poor construction .

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» » Colt...that won't do. New box on the way. Not sure if I have that same

» box

» » code remaining but if not then we will pick a stellar box.

»

» Did I say RA Estupendo? What I meant to say was chest of Cohiba

» Behike......

colt, that would be the one we shared? i'll pick it up from rob and store your half safely here.

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