Crafted under the direction of Estelo Padrón, the great Hoyo de Monterrey cigar master, Sancho Panza is a superbly constructed, square-pressed cigar. The Sancho Panza flavor is so extraordinary, four of its frontmarks scored 90 or better in Marvin Shanken's Cigar Insider when the brand was introduced. Yet it is so surprisingly affordable, Sancho Panza is a cigar that can be enjoyed every day.
Sancho Panza cigars were originated in Havana in 1852 and are still made there with a surprisingly mild taste for Cuban cigars. In sharp contrast, the Honduran version of Sancho Panza was introduced in 2001 with a very rich taste. Like Sancho Panza, the loyal squire who remained at Don Quixote's side through all of his delusions of grandeur, Sancho Panza the Honduran cigar makes a trustworthy companion. This is a cigar you can always depend on for an excellent draw and a decidedly full-bodied flavor.
In the uncompromising style of cigar master Estelo Padrón, each Sancho Panza cigar is made with a specially selected Connecticut Shade wrapper, a rich blend of Cuban-seed tobaccos and a flavorful Connecticut Broadleaf binder.
The Sancho Panza Double Maduro cigar gets its name from the fact that it has both a maduro wrapper and a maduro binder. Each Sancho Panza Double Maduro cigar is made with a hand-selected, extra-dark Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro wrapper and a specially aged, dark Connecticut Shade binder plus a premium blend of Honduran, Nicaraguan and Dominican filler tobaccos that delivers the rich, full taste for which Sancho Panza has become renowned.
The name Sancho Panza Extra Fuerte says it all. The cigar is a prime example of the full-bodied flavor and long finish that is characteristic of its Honduran sun-grown Havana seed wrapper. This dark, reddish-brown wrapper is naturally aged and fermented to ensure its full flavor. The all-Honduran binder and a spicy blend of Honduran filler tobaccos deliver an even more robust and flavorful taste to the Sancho Panza line.