Sancho Panza – Valiente

Origin: Cafradia, Honduras
Wrapper: Connecticut
Binder: Connecticut
Filler: Dominican Republic, Honduras, Nicaragua
Size Name: Valiente
Length: 5.25
Ring Gauge: 50
Strength: Full

After smoking the Sancho Panza – Double Maduro, I was really interested in trying the regular line. When I was at my local B&M a few weeks ago I picked up a Sancho Panza – Valiente size.

This cigar had a medium brown wrapper with a crisp square press. The wrapper had a firm feel as well as a nice oily sheen.

I decided to go with my plug cutter on this stick. I had no trouble cutting through the cap to give myself a clean plug to draw from. The lighting process was quick and easy, resulting in a good slow burn.

The initial puff produced a good amount of smoke that had a woodsy flavor. The cigar started out as a solid medium bodied cigar. After a few puffs the dry finish did not go away. After my experience with the Puros Indios, I decided to skip the water and move onto a heavy Milk Stout beer made by a local micro brewery.

When paired with the beverage mentioned above, the dryness went away and I was left with a full bodied, woodsy cigar. The flavor was very consistent, which I thought was a little boring.

During the later portions of the cigar I picked up some sweet flavors that seemed to come and go. Throughout the cigar I had some uneven burning, but nothing too bad. This cigar required no touchups to keep it lit.

Overall this was a solid full bodied smoke that stayed consistent throughout. Personally I like some flavor variations, but I didn’t get much of that with this cigar. I think that if I would have stuck with drinking only water this cigar would have had a dry flavor that didn’t appeal to me.

My review sheet can be found below.

Review Sheet: 80.5/100