The Punch Serie d’Oro 2013 Edicion Limitada was an extremely anticipated launch from Habanos S.A. As standard, the wrappers for this restricted version come from tapado (shade-grown) leaves, which is the explanation why they’ve such a darkish and oily look. The tobacco utilized in these cigars was aged for 2 years. Once more, no surprises right here. What’s fairly stunning then again is that that is the primary ever Edicion Limitada from Punch (the Serie d’Oro No. 1 was a regional version for the UK that we reviewed… 5 years in the past! this makes me really feel previous) — and as with all Edicion Limitada, my expectations are excessive.
Punch Serie d’Oro 2013 Edicion Limitada
The Tapado wrapper leaf is a medium brown with a darkish brown mottled look, fairly distinctive to have a look at. There are some distinguished veins working by means of it, and the gold Edicion Limitada band is true below the Punch band. There’s a very good triple seam torpedo cap, and the oily sheen could be very distinguished, particularly up close to the cap. The pre-light aroma is nice. Punch Serie d’Oro No. 2 (2013 Edicion Limitada) – Band Development : I’m stunned that building shouldn’t be as flawless as I’d count on from an Edicion Limitada. The softness is clear once I squeeze the cigar, which does prove to have an effect on the draw—it’s a bit looser than I would love. The burn appears comparatively even regardless of all this, however the issues with the draw are troubling, particularly given the worth of the cigar. Punch Serie d’Oro No. 2 (2013 Edicion Limitada) – Ash Taste : The flavors ship on the candy promise of the pre-light aroma. They’re nutty, barely earthy, and have a touch of hay. There’s something sugary right here, however it’s not overwhelming. Throughout the center third, the flavors transfer even deeper into earthy terrain, with the hay turning into extra distinguished—possibly the hay actually is the principle supply of the sweetness. There’s additionally just a little spice, however it is vitally faint. Within the remaining third, most of those flavors fall again, and I get a bakery taste that jogs my memory of cake or possibly a cinnamon roll. Whereas these flavors are all nice, there’s a sort of sharp or bitter aftertaste that’s noticeable throughout the first two thirds and which sort of disrupts my enjoyment of the smoke. The final third, then again, is completely complicated. I suppose this cigar wants some extra humidor time, I suppose I will revisit it in 6 months. Punch Serie d’Oro No. 2 (2013 Edicion Limitada) – Nub General Score : If the Punch Serie d’Oro No. 2 has been decreasing in price—possibly about two thirds of what I paid, my score would most likely be nearer to a 4.5/5, however, I can’t justify it with worth being what it’s. At the moment it merely doesn’t reside as much as my expectations for Edicion Limitada and I would decide a H. Upmann No. 2 over this Punch. As standard, your mileage might differ – and we should not overlook that aging does wonder to those restricted editions.