Cigar Review: Sancho Panza

Cigar Review: Sancho Panza

Size: 6.2×54, Aragon

Wrapper: Connecticut Shade

Binder: Connecticut Broadleaf

Filler: Honduran, Nicaraguan, Dominican (Piloto Cubano)

Price: Box of 20, $59

Up today is a quick toast on the Sancho Panza.

With a slight box press and a medium brown to almond colored wrapper, this is a good looking cigar. The Sancho Panza is well packed and is quite hefty in the palm – from head to foot, there is a sloppy double cap but a well packed and formed foot. The exterior is leathery and has an excellent and clean aroma of mild spice and nuts. The draw is spot on with the same mild spice and cashews.

On the burn, there is a great construction that produces volumes of smoke and a clean burn line.

The flavor profile is of subtle spice, a rich earthiness, barnyard notes of green hay and straw. There is not a great deal of transition in this smoke, but I still wouldn’t deem it one-dimensional.

Overall, this is locked into a great price point at just under $3, and I would certainly keep a handful in my humidor in a smaller size. When I factor in price, this is one of my favorite offerings from General.

SINGLE: YES
BOX: NO
GRADE: B+