Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Review: Sancho Panza Double Maduro (La Mancha)

  • Price: <$4
  • Size: 5.5" x 44
  • Wrapper: Oscuro
  • Filler: A blend of Honduran, Nicaraguan and Dominican Piloto Cubano leaves
  • Time to completion: ~40 minutes

Smoking Experience:
The first 1/4 of the cigar burned hot and fast, but was somewhat mild. Once a little ash built up, the burning seemed to slow down and cool some which allowed a lot more flavor than the first part of the cigar.

A mild start, but once you get about 1/3 in it has a nice pepper taste. Its not harsh, but there is a nice build up of flavor. The flavor lasts until the end, and it gets a bit smokey in the last 1/3. The pepper aftertaste last for a long time after the smoke was completed. This cigar packed a lot of punch for such a small package. 

Downside: The construction was lacking something. I dont know if it was just dry (it shouldn't have been, it was purchased a few days ago and sitting in the humidor at 70% since). Maybe my cutters are just dull, but they sort of tore the outer wrapper. It didn't effect the smoke, but was just something to note.