Cigar Czars


Review of Punch Rare Corojo
Aristocrat Cigar

By: Gary Manelski

Punch Rare Corojo is an annual seasonal cigar made in Honduras. The 2022 version of the Punch Rare Corojo cigar is named Aristocrat, and is a figurado measuring 6.125” x 40/54 that is priced at $9.99 per stick. These cigars are made with Ecuadorian Sumatra wrappers, Connecticut Broadleaf binders, and a blend of Nicaraguan, Honduran, and Dominican filler tobaccos. For more information, please see the press release.

Punch Rare Corojo Aristocrat cigars have a somewhat unique shape that is similar to a baseball bat. The foot of the cigar is sharply narrowed from a ring gauge of 54 to almost a point (or nipple) at the end of the foot. The small opening at the foot may pose a challenge when lighting the cigar, which can be easily remedied by simply cutting the nipple off the foot. In the other direction towards the head, the body of the cigar is gradually tapered from 54 to a ring gauge of 40 at the end.

The sample Punch Rare Corojo Aristocrat cigar began with a predominately wood flavor along with some earth, and just a hint of spice. The smoke was medium-to-full bodied. After about 25 minutes, the cigar had become noticeably smoother, with wood being the predominate flavor. The flavor was then pretty consistent until the end.

At the 35 minute mark, a minor/optional touch-up light was applied, just to keep the burn totally even. The Aristocrat had a decent draw, which improved as the cigar was smoked. The cigar held a long ash, and no relights were needed during the 85 minutes that it took me to smoke it down to two inches remaining.

Punch Rare Corojo Aristocrats are good cigars that are worthy of a decent rating of 3.75 points on a 5-point scale. The Aristocrat's figurado shape is what makes this cigar special (more so than its flavor), which justifies the price tag of $9.99 per stick.

Disclosure: Review samples were provided by the manufacturer.

Punch Rare Corojo Cigar
Punch Rare Corojo Aristocrat Cigar