I loved this dark double corona. Its a great smoke to end a long day. Take the time to enjoy it.
When I took the cellophane off, I saw what was probably the ugliest premium cigar I've ever seen - dents, divots, lumps, and a funny looking, very dry, two-tone brown/black wrapper, with petrified tips coming unravelled. Undaunted, I sparked it up, and that was even a bit of a chore. It took three touch ups, but soon was burning evenly, leaving a bent, dark grey ash. I was unimpressed with the taste due to its inconsistency - sometimes it was quite good, a touch chocolaty. Other times, I thought I had an overgrown Camel Light in my hand - very hot, harsh draws at times. All in all, very disappointing, especially since I consider the Sancho Panza Dulcinea (the figurado w/ the natural wrapper, always to be found in my humidor) one of my favorites. I will probably stay away from this one - you never get a second chance to make a first impression.
I bought 10 of these, have been through 5 and so far each one smoked perfectly, burned perfectly, tasted amazing all the way to a very small nub that was too small to hold any longer. I will never be without these in my humidor. When you take the very affordable price in to consideration, there are very few better alternatives.
I bought a 5 pack based on the positive reviews. I will definitely be reordering them. Smooth, rich, and I think I finally now get what folks call creamy. An hour well spent, indeed.
I just love these bad boys! Excellent flavor and burn. Nicely boxed pressed and my favorite dark Maduro color. Everyone that I give these cigars are empressed with them!
I Padron had a an adopted child, it would be Sancho Panza!
This is the best cigar on the planet. I have smoked others that cost way more than this and they don't even come close to this stick.
These are one of the best cigars you can buy for the money. Excellent constuction, appearance, and taste. You will smoke these down until they burn your fingers.
I really enjoyed this cigar. Great draw, nice white ash and very taste. The wrapper was peppery and the smoke had hints of chocolate in it. For the price, it's definitely a good every-day smoke.
After 2 boxes I simply cannot find anything but praise for the Sancho Panza La Mancha cigars. Pick whatever category you can think of and the score is perfect. If you like the taste of Padron maduros you'll undoubtedly love the La Mancha. The tastes aren't identical, but both have that delicious, even, "all the way home" zest. Get two boxes - these are absolutely Fine! You will be pleasantly amazed. An' Thass a Fac, Jac !
I will admit it, I was very hesitant the first time I tried this cigar. I never considered myself a snob but figured how could a stick like the Sancho Panza ever match up with maduros that are double and triple the price. Not only does the Sancho Panza matchup, but in my humble opinion the Sancho Panza leaves most of the them in the dust! This is a remarkable smoke and a box of these bad boys come out with every order I make from now on. One of the best Maduros I ve ever had!The burn is excellent. To the nose pre light, there is some barn yard qualities with hint of coco. Pre light draw is nice with hints of coffee and spiciness. After lighting, the cigar oozes with strong notes of espresso, cream, chocolate and maybe almonds? Just incredible, and never offensive nor bitter. As you smoke the notes change as some become more pronounced while others fade a bit but the profile never changes into something its not supposed to be ie wood or spiciness.All in all I highly recommend this gem. BTW the construction is good on this cigar; I ve seen others talking about problems after cutting. My rule of thumb with a box pressed cigar is to always use a hole punch so I have never had a problem.
I Ordered this cigar after reading an article online called ?The Ten Best Cigars for Under 2 Dollars.? I ordered a box and I was very surprised! This full bodied Maduro was smooth, great tasting, and was wrapped well. I highly recommend it!