Sancho Panza Belicosos In The Morning


Sancho Panza Cuban cigars were first originated by Emilio Ahmsted in 1852 which makes this an old established name in Cuba.  These cigars were named after the servant of Don Quixote, the title of the book written by Miguel de Cervantes in 1605.  There is a spot in my heart for cigars named after literary figures like Romeo y Julieta and Montecristo, I guess it is the romance along with the great taste of Cuban cigars that I have so much passion for.

The Sancho Panza Belicosos in the picture above is probably the most perfect morning cigar for enthusiasts who love a cigar after breakfast.  The mild subtle flavors work well with coffee and sunshine out on the deck.  As I was smoking this cigar I couldn’t help but think that this would also be the perfect cigar for new smokers to try.  The profile is a bit herbal and grassy and is really quite mild until the second third when the flavors start to build in strength.  Notes of cedar will also tingle on your tongue as will a nutty flavor that becomes a bit creamy and sweet.

Once again I have to say that a cigar with a 50 ring gauge is quite pleasing and the 5 1/2 inches will guarantee that you’ll be smoking this fine mellow cigar for over an hour.  I’m a big fan of the Bolivar Belicosos Finos but the shape is the only thing that these two torpedoes have in common.  The Bolivar is robust and full of rich flavors that seasoned aficionados gravitate towards but the Sancho Panza may not give someone with a full appetite for power and strength, what they are looking for.  Don’t let that steer you away from choosing one of these mild to medium strength cigars, we all need a cigar to match the moment and an early morning smoke with Sancho Panza could be just what you’re looking for.