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12/12/17

Sancho Panza - Cigar Review

"Yes, you eat up, friend Sancho… sustain life, which is of more interest to you than to me, and let me die at the hands of my thoughts and in the grasp of my misfortunes. I was born, Sancho, to live dying, and you were born to die eating." Don Quixote.

NOTES:
A fairly cruise-control performance, occasional loose draw and somewhat whispy smoke (although a great leathery-coriander room-note builds on the back of sweet 'baccy). Pepper-spice is mellow but zesty. Smooth in the smoke-hole fruit-dessert richness. Sweet and sour notes play well on an earthen stage. Attainable, or minimally complex, dependant-upon yer spin -- but balanced well and delivered pleasantly. The complexities that do exist are at the finish, unfortunately, are hampered by a sharp cardboard lilt. Come 3/3 that lilt rises to lead the profile, flirting with bite. Purging is an oft-needed thing to get to the band. A high-class stogie and well, I am a fan of Don Quixote.
  • Pepper (white)
  • Cocoa Butter
  • Cedar, buttery
  • Coriander*
  • Allspice
  • Leather
  • Cardboard
  • Mushroom
  • Chamomile
  • Vanilla bean
  • Earth, damp
WRAPPER: Connecticut Shade
BINDER: Connecticut Broadleaf
FILLER: Dominican, Honduran, Nicaraguan

STRENGTH: Mild-Medium
FORMAT: "Dulcinea" 6.1x54 Torpedo
ORIGIN: Honduras

FINAL GRADE: B
A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59

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*"When left whole, coriander is as floral as cardamom -- its flavor full of citrus and curry, light and sweet..." Serious Eats.

"Sancho Panza’s proverbs… give me more pleasure than others that are more timely and appropriate." The Duke and the Duchess

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