Cigar Aficionado

Sancho Panza Belicoso
52 52
Tasting Note
A slightly pressed torpedo rolled with a rough and veiny wrapper. The cigar smokes well, offering sweet and nutty notes that meld with herbal elements before a dry, woody finish.
Body Medium
Size Figurado
Ring Gauge 52
Length 5 1/2"
Filler Cuba
Binder Cuba
Wrapper Cuba
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Feb 01, 2017
Price £18.56
Box DateFeb. 2015
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2015 | Score: 86

A lopsided belicoso with a thin draw. It's dusty and wheaty with some balsa wood notes and a slight hint of graham cracker.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2014 | Score: 90

Semi-pressed belicoso with a lopsided tip. It's a salty and earthy smoke with floral notes and a spicy, peanut-like finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2013 | Score: 93

An attractively box-pressed belicoso with dense, complex layers of nougat and toffee balanced by leather and black tea flavors that resonate on the palate.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2012 | Score: 92

A sweet honeyed aroma emanates from this belicoso as it burns. The honey recurs on the palate along with floral notes, coffee and pepper. The draw is lush.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jun 19, 2007 | Score: 94

Dark and oily, this gorgeous figurado has a profoundly leathery character balanced by sophisticated notes of coffee and sweet wood. The finish is long with leather.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2007 | Score: 91

A gorgeous belicoso with a good draw and a dark ash. It ahs a sweet, leathery flavor and notes of spice and cream. Medium to full bodied, with lovely balance.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2005 | Score: 86

Dark and attractive, with a good tip. The cigar draws well, but has an uneven burn. It’s woody and cedary, and slightly harsh on the palate. The finish is papery.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Aug 10, 2004 | Score: 91

Silky and slightly pressed, this belicoso has fantastic earthy, leathery flavors. It's strong, with hints of wood, cocoa bean and a Scotch-like note. Box age will make this cigar’s flavors sing.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2003 | Score: 90

A beautiful belicoso with a fine draw and even burn. It's a rich smoke, with complex flavors including cocoa bean, nuts and coffee. Medium to full bodied.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2003 | Score: 88

A nice sheen to this cigar, which is mildy toasty, with hints of cedar. It's medium bodied, with some rough notes on the finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2002 | Score: 81

Rough and oily, this pyramid has a firm draw and an uneven burn. It tastes young, with a green apple flavor and hints of coconut.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Feb 01, 2002 | Score: 90

This cigar has beautiful color, and it draws well. The smoke is chewy and earthy, with a floral character and hints of nuts. Medium bodied, with a leathery finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2001 | Score: 86

This torpedo has construction problems, and it burns poorly. It's a meaty, toasty cigar. Mild to medium bodied.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2000 | Score: 91

This cigar has a lot of peppery flavors with a light floral character. But there is also a core of leathery notes on the finish. Full bodied.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Mar 01, 1998 | Score: 91

A medium to full bodied cigar. It has robust roasted nut and sweet wood flavors, with a light, flinty finish around a core of spiciness.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Nov 01, 1997 | Score: 91

Smooth and oily, but with some soft spots. It loads the mouth with thick smoke that teems with rich coffee flavors and hints of cedar and sweet fruit. A pleasant but short finish. Will blossom with age.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 1995 | Score: 86

A well-made cigar that has an herbal aroma and leather and spice flavors, but it finishes a little dry.

Cigar Aficionado's 100-Point Scale
  • Classic: 95-100
  • Outstanding: 90-94
  • Very good to excellent: 80-89
  • Average to good commercial quality: 70-79
  • Don't waste your money: 0-69
100-Point Scale