Rocky Patel's Vintage Series is his bread and butter. They're the cigars that put him on the map years ago. And even today, they continue to wow customers - new and old alike. There's a reason why these heralded handmades have scored so highly, on so many occasions - with ratings reaching as high as 93-points. Because, well, the cigars are simply exceptional.
And now, the Rocky Patel Vintage cigar saga continues. This round features a dark and oily 8-year-aged Cameroon wrapper overtop a robust blend of Nicaraguan and Dominican long-fillers that are equally well-aged. Flawlessly constructed, this medium to full-bodied handmade delivers a serious array of flavor including notes of cedar, black pepper, coffee, and a caramel-like sweetness on the finish. It's got some oomph, it definitely has plenty of flavor, and it's smooth and well-balanced too. Yet another feather in RP's now-overloaded cap.
“Just fired up my first stick. Overall a very good smoke. I found the draw a little tight until about midway. The second third was way better than the first. I had about a month's box time on the stick. With more time I'm sure the overall smoke will improve. Don't be fooled this smoke has no where the complexity of the Vintage 1990 or 1992 but I would still give it a very high grade.”
HB of Edgewood, MD
“This cigar is under rated. Really under rated. The key on this smoke is the Toro. I have never seen such a difference in size between a brans. The Toro size makes the Cameroon wrapper shine. CI price here is outstanding with free shipping by the way. This is a Cameroon delight. First the construction like 90% of Rocky is outstanding. The cigar has three different ranges of smoke---from mild spice, to rich leather to chocolate walnut. You will kill this smoke if it's not treated well--like all Camers it must be at the proper humidity. Never smoke it outside in the cold . One of my top 7 all time. Cheers.”
JB of Perrysburg, OH
“This '03 robusto was a fantastic smoke. Very nice construction, minimal viens, rich and deep Cameroon color, awesome coffee and my favorite black pepper tastes. Awesome stick to go with a Texas Steak!”