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Lost and Forgotten: Sancho Panza Belicosos

Submitted by Oliver on May 10, 2013 – 7:37 amNo Comment

A Cuban cigar brand, with an old history and a long way to success, a little less known to the general public, however, it has its devoted admirers and dedicated fans. Those were one of the reasons I decided to give it a try, and also thanks to one of my best friends who was so generous that handed me a box of 5 cigars after his trip to Cuba. J

Everything that I knew about this brand was that it was created in the middle of the 19th century and has changed at least 5 owners until it got to the El Rey del Mundo house in 1931. Did you know that its flagship vitolas are Belicosos and Molinos which were very popular back then? However, for some uncertain reasons, this brand is now buried in oblivion, which is totally unfair, IMO.

The wrapper looks good. I understand that this is not a Cohiba Behike but the money you pay for this cigar doesn’t suppose you should expect something extraordinary. Anyway, the wrapper is oily, it has some imperfections and visible veins on it, and the band is simple and         unpretentious which reminds me of the Montecristo band – same brownish background with white letters on it. A good start to begin with.

The pre-draw scented of some light honey and cinnamon flavors – a pleasant surprise from Sancho Panza and a willingness from my part to enjoy these flavors in the cigar while smoking it, as well.

Easily lit, the cigar started proving it was a great discovery and one of the best gifts anyone could ever give me. What flavors, what wonderful aromas! After hitting me with a nice but perfectly balanced black pepper hint, the cigar evolved into woody flavors. I have also discovered hints of roasted nuts and cocoa throughout my Belicosos journey which was very captivating and tasty!

Great cigar with a huge potential and if you have enough patience to age them for one year, at least, you’ll receive a lot more for the money you pay.

I must say that I absolutely fell in love with them, so that I even managed to smoke 4 out of 5 cigars I was given when it suddenly came to my mind that that one was the last gem and a little aging would make it priceless. It did help – the cigar became milder and more flawless. I must admit that the cigars without seasoning required some additional touching up but the last one was perfect, so aging is highly recommended!

With each of my Sancho Panza Belicosos being smoked to the nub for a long time ago, I decided to buy a 25-count box, so, thanks to www.my-cuban-cigars.com, I received an intact box of beautiful stogies from 2010. Thank you, guys, it was awesome to find that such cigars could be still found on sale.

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