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Friday, 28 May 2010

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sancho panza double maduro cervantes


sanchopanzapic1 Good day and welcome back. On today's slate we will review two different sticks: the value-laden Sancho Panza Double Maduro Cervantes and the seemingly average Don Pepin Tabacos Baez Favoritos.

Sancho Panza Double Maduro Cervantes

Originally getting their start in Cuba in the 1850's Sancho Panza cigars were later introduced back in 2001 as Honduran cigars. Experienced cigar maker Estelo Padron is the one behind the creation of the Double Maduro line, which follows the cigar's previously released and well-received Natural line. In case you have not noticed, all of the branding behind the cigar is related to the famed novel Don Quixote.

The Sancho Panza Double Maduro measures 6 1/2x48 in its Cervantes size. It also is offered in a few other sizes too: the 4x50 Quixote, the 5x44 La Mancha, and the 7x54 Escudero. While the Cervantes size, as mentioned, is named after the novel's author, the others have significant meanings as well. The Quixote, as you would imagine, is named after the novel's protagonist. La Mancha is named after the novel's setting. Meanwhile, the Escudero translated to English means squire. The Cervantes' filler is composed of a three-country blend of tobaccos from the Dominican Republic, Honduras, and Nicaragua. The binder is Connecticut Shade, while the wrapper is Connecticut Broadleaf. Of note is that the wrapper has been aged four years. As for strength, the Double Maduro Cervantes is said to be somewhere between medium and full-bodied.

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At first glance, the Double Maduro Cervantes is pretty intimidating. This is mostly due to its very dark Maduro wrapper. The wrapper is also very oily, even more so when you take a look at it under some light. There are a few veins that are visible, but it is mostly smooth overall. Its box-pressed shape gives it a unique look too. A simple gold and black band rests near the head of the cigar, and it has the Sancho Panza name stamped on it. The band also has “Hecho a Mano” on it, which means handmade, and it also details where the cigar is from, which is Honduras. It feels firm to the touch, and has a scent and cold taste that resembles chocolate.

After striking it with a light, the Sancho Panza Double Maduro Cervantes burns like a charm. It is nice and even, and does not need much attention in the way of re-lighting or touch-ups. The draw is good, and the stick produces some nice ash that is light in color.

The cigar's flavors are where it really seems to shine, as they are varied and keep you from getting bored. The overwhelming flavor within the cigar seems to be that of dark chocolate. There is also a good amount of mocha flavor. There are some hints of leather and nuts too. Some spicy pepper also appears to give the cigar some punch.






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0 # HumanDan Hildebrand 2012-12-14 01:19
New to Cigars
Doesn't take long after one learns how to smoke one.
Spent $60 on a box.
Lesson learned.
Started with samplers and based my buy on Macanudo Maduro.
Some may enjoy
It all depends on your taste.
I want something that is not as intense.
Burned well, even, and good draw.

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