Wrapper: Connecticut Shade (No. II - Ecuadoran Sumatra). Filler: Honduran, Nicaraguan, Dominican (Piloto Cubano). Binder: Connecticut Broadleaf. Country of Manufacture: Honduras. Factory Name: Honduras American Tabaco S. A., Cofradia, Honduras. -- The History: Following the successful introduction of Punch Deluxe in 1990, cigar master Frank Llaneza decided to create a counterpoint to that richest of Punch cigars. The result, Punch Grand Cru, was introduced four years later to give smokers another taste to enjoy within the Punch family. The cigar: Often called the pride of the Punch line as well as the silkiest of Hondurans, Punch Grand Cru owes much of its smooth-smoking qualities to its elegant Connecticut Shade wrapper and its unique blend of super-premium Honduran tobaccos. In addition, the Maduro versions of Punch Grand Cru are made with the darkest Connecticut Broadleaf wrappers. The experience: Punch Grand Cru is a cigar to savor on those occasions when you can take all the time in the world to give it your undivided attention and appreciation.