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.
Superb Cigar all the way around. I think this one is very much underrated and I can say that about the Churchills and Robustos. They have also been consistent and I think one of the best Rockys out there. I would probably rate them to a medium full and start to finish very smooth. Dark Chocolate and Coffee comes to mind on this one and it may be my favorite all time. Excellent Burn and Construction and labeled about as nice as it gets.