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Rocky Patel Vintage 2003 Cameroon


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A new decade of Rocky Patel Vintage cigars.

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.

Rocky Patel Vintage '03 Cameroon received a well-deserved 92-rating, earning a spot in the Top 25 Cigars of 2017. The reviews noted, "Its melange of Dominican and Nicaraguan tobaccos serve to showcase and exalt the rare wrapper, which is delightfully sweet-and-sour in character."

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Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Cameroon
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Robusto (5.5"x50)
Box of 20
In Stock
$228.00
| save $22.01 10% off
$205.99
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Cameroon
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Cameroon
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Robusto (5.5"x50)
Pack of 5
In Stock
$57.00
| save $2.01
$54.99
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Cameroon
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Petite Corona
Wrapper
Cameroon
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Sweet
False
'03 Cameroon Juniors (Petite Corona) (4.0"x38)
Pack of 50
Only 5 Left
$217.50
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$206.99
Profile
Shape
Petite Corona
Wrapper
Cameroon
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Petite Corona
Wrapper
Cameroon
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Sweet
False
'03 Cameroon Juniors (Petite Corona) (4.0"x38)
Pack of 5
In Stock
$21.99
Profile
Shape
Petite Corona
Wrapper
Cameroon
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Churchill
Wrapper
Cameroon
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Churchill (7.0"x48)
Box of 20
In Stock
$241.00
| save $24.01 10% off
$216.99
Profile
Shape
Churchill
Wrapper
Cameroon
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Churchill
Wrapper
Cameroon
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Churchill (7.0"x48)
Pack of 5
In Stock
$60.25
| save $2.26
$57.99
Profile
Shape
Churchill
Wrapper
Cameroon
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Toro
Wrapper
Cameroon
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Toro (6.5"x52)
Box of 20
In Stock
$241.00
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$216.99
Profile
Shape
Toro
Wrapper
Cameroon
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Toro
Wrapper
Cameroon
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Toro (6.5"x52)
Pack of 5
In Stock
$60.25
| save $2.26
$57.99
Profile
Shape
Toro
Wrapper
Cameroon
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Gordo
Wrapper
Cameroon
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Sixty (Gordo) (6.0"x60)
Box of 20
In Stock
$280.00
| save $27.01 10% off
$252.99
Profile
Shape
Gordo
Wrapper
Cameroon
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Gordo
Wrapper
Cameroon
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Sixty (Gordo) (6.0"x60)
Pack of 5
In Stock
$70.00
| save $3.01
$66.99
Profile
Shape
Gordo
Wrapper
Cameroon
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
overall rating 4.64 out of 5 True { } True { } True { } Based on 66 Ratings
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5 out of 5
I could write a much longer story, short clip is I enjoy my time smoking mine very much!??
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5 out of 5
The best!!
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5 out of 5
Very good tasting cigar…
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5 out of 5
Very surprising stick, absolutely loved it!
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5 out of 5
A very quiet smoke. Easy to have a conversation during.
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4 out of 5
Great little smokes! Fun to have a tin when the occasion presents itself, and they’re a decent price too.
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5 out of 5
Obsessed with these - they smoke easy and go well with a hearty beverage
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5 out of 5
Great cigar, excellent flavors.
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5 out of 5
Rocky Patel ‘03s are a staple in my humidor. They are are made well. They have a rich yet smooth taste.
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5 out of 5
smooth and rich cigar full body
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5 out of 5
Got these for when I don’t have a full hour plus to smoke. I great mild almond with a subtle vanilla; pairs great with a glass of tea on a mid-afternoon.
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5 out of 5
Great smoke..Strong but good
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5 out of 5
As advertised and very fast delivery.
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5 out of 5
Very good cigar. Very creamy.
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3 out of 5
I was expecting a better cigar. I’ve tried the factory 2nds and I was purely delighted… I expected the RP’s to outperform, but I was wrong. They just haven’t satisfied my Cameroon pallet as I’d expected.
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5 out of 5
Great taste, just a good smoke!
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4 out of 5
A good smoke.
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5 out of 5
great smoke my favorite
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5 out of 5
Now my #2 Rocky Patel after the barrel aged. Smooth draw that isn’t too tight but definitely handmade. Quality construction like all Rocky smokes. Great flavors and very little spice but rich and mellow at the same time.
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3 out of 5
Decent smoke output. Medium Cameroon flavor. Good draw.
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5 out of 5
The 6-60 Rocky Patel 2003's are the best!
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5 out of 5
Love the depth the Cameroon adds. Burns so evenly you could use the cigar like a ruler. Really great cigar found through a sampler pack. Highly recommended.
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5 out of 5
Great cigar, nice smooth, light after taste leaves you wanting more. Will definitely be buying more.
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5 out of 5
As always great product and easy smooth transaction!
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5 out of 5
Great cigar,the most underrated Rocky Patel cigars.Smooth and clean all the way to the end.Great for the golf course ,stays lite for long periods so you can hit and tour cigar is still going.
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4 out of 5
I love these cigars, but due to their small size they do smoke hotter and stronger than their big brothers.
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5 out of 5
Love them ordered 130 on sell great smoke
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5 out of 5
I love these cigars. Very rich in flavor. One of Rocky Patel's best in my opinion.
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5 out of 5
Great stick!
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5 out of 5
Love the taste. Always well constructed with a consistent burn. One of my favorite Rocky Patels.
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4 out of 5
Smooth taste!
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4 out of 5
Good smoke, prefer the slightly larger size in this one.
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5 out of 5
Love the burn, the taste, excellent with a little side chaser of your favorite libation.
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4 out of 5
Nice smoke! Good burn, good draw, consistent slight sweetness cameroonish carmel flavors throughout, worthy RP. Just had a slight touch up at the end but I will smoke these again anytime....
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5 out of 5
The burn is perfect and the taste is awesome! The after taste is excellent. Definitely leaves you planning for your next one.
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4 out of 5
Very enjoyable cigar. Good construction, smoke time and ash. I found the flavor very good but not outstanding. Will buy it again
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3 out of 5
Cameroon wrappers have been my favorites for years, so I was excited try this offering from Rocky Patel. Very well constructed. Slightly sweet, and quite spicy.
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4 out of 5
Good cigar! Very kind lasting with a good flavor
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5 out of 5
This is not your every day smoke. This cigar is to be savored and enjoyed. From the moment it is lit until it burns your finger it is smooth consistantly and flavorful. A home run!
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5 out of 5
The Vintage 2003 is one of the few full-body cigars with a Cameroon wrapper. The sweetness imparted by Cameroon wrappers is usually relegated to milder cigars. The wrapper adds its sweetness to the complexity of this full-body cigar.
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5 out of 5
Great cigar
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1 out of 5
Extremely disappointed, I ordered these to share on Fathers Day. #1. The skin outer wrapper is cracking. #2. The draw is hard probably caused by the outer wrapper cracking. #3. The burn was absolutely horrendous again probably due to the nature of the outer wrap. #4. Not smooth have a burning taste. I will not be sharing these with friends, I might drop off at the homeless shelter. Will try to get in a rush order of something else for Fathers Day.
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5 out of 5
I bought a box for son-in-law and thank the Lord I kept some. What a wonderful smoke. Great tasting, good even burn and delicious down to a very short nub.
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5 out of 5
I thought i had bought a case, instead i paid full price for 10 cigares. There were software problems involved. I got screwed. If i had that opportunity again Id grab it
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5 out of 5
Man I love Rocky Patel Cigars. The Edge has been one of my favorites for many years. I've also tried other RP Blends and this one stands up to all of them. A true Gem! I'm 2 cigars into a Robusto 5-pack. I knew before I lit the 1st one I would not be disappointed & I wasn't. Smooth, flavorful, well balanced & just a delicious smoke right down to the proverbial Nub. The Cameroon wrapper is beautiful & compliments the tasty blend. Easy draw & stays lit. Gobs of creamy smoke draw after draw. A box of the Torpedo's on my next buy list.
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4 out of 5
Nice draw, clean burn and solid flavor. I will definitely add to the rotation.
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5 out of 5
Well balanced, on the stronger end but smooth. Notes of coffee, sweet caramel, light cedar. Cameroon wrapper is nice, oily and dark as expected. Great stick!
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5 out of 5
Great Cigar. No after taste in
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5 out of 5
Cigars we're well package and were not dry or over humidified they were perfect. I just ordered alot more cigar's.
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Joe

A Safari of Complexity

Joe

2003 — a momentous year for cigars. You see, fifteen short years ago is when the Five Hour Energy shot was first introduced to the market, and after becoming incredibly wired and going on a two week buying bender, the team at Cigars International began mutating into the deal-driven, price-slashing monsters we are today. Wait, wait, my editors tell me that’s not quite right. Ah, yes, in addition to our productivity increasing tenfold thanks to taurine-filled capsules of goodness filling our trashcans, 2003 is also the year that Rocky Patel began putting his name on cigars. 

Think on that for a minute. Sure, Rocky was making cigars in the 90’s, but it’s just fifteen years back that the man we all know now began his path towards household recognition. Today? Rocky Patel is basically the most recognizable cigar manufacturer on the planet, bordering on rockstar status. Indeed, I’ve witnessed grown men swoon upon mere sight of Rocky at our retail stores, like teenaged girls at a Backstreet Boys concert. And for good reason! Producing dozens upon dozens of blends, Rocky is inarguably in the top three most successful, prolific, and important cigar makers working right now.

That long lead in brings me to my review cigar today: the Rocky Patel Vintage 2003 Cameroon. Phew! Only took me 200 words to get to the name of the cigar today – how’s that for short and sweet? Indeed, while my introduction might be overblown, let me assure you the hype for this blend is not. After sampling nearly every RP on the market (a task that would take you about seven months to achieve, if you tried one a day), the ’03 Cameroon remains my favorite Rocky to date. 

So what’s the big deal? Let me assure you: it’s no secret sauce, ancient Chinese secret, or treasured, proprietary fermentation process. Nope. It’s just age and quality. You see, each Vintage ’03 features an absolutely stunning African Cameroon wrapper leaf, aged a minimum of eight years. I don’t want to get too “inside baseball,” but I do want to impress upon you how difficult it is to find quality African Cameroon leaf. 

Here’s the quick facts. If you don’t care about this cigar “nerd”dom and want to get to the good stuff, skip the list: 

1.) Authentic Cameroon leaf is smaller than most of the other tobaccos on the market, meaning, quite simply, there’s less tobacco to work with.
2.) Its a toothy, veiny leaf. That doesn’t mean it’s bad, but cigar consumers demand a certain look to their wrappers, and it can be difficult to find Cameroon that works for it.
3.) The leaf is delicate and thin, almost like Candela, which demands that only the most skilled rollers craft the cigars.
4.) Finally, Cameroon leaf takes longer to ferment and age properly, so it requires a longer time (and therefore money) investment from manufacturers. 

To make a long story short? It’s impressive, requires dedication, and is rather rare. Combine the Cameroon with a Nicaraguan binder, and Dominican and Nicaraguan long-fillers, and you’ve got the beauty at hand today. Toasting this one up, you’re going to get a nice amount of rich, almost syrupy sweetness (that’s the Cameroon). As you progress, soft spice gets added to the mix, but not too much. If anything, the cigar starts to veer more towards a smooth, coffee-driven profile than a peppery one. As for the construction, I couldn’t ask for better. The ash holds on well, not flaking off, and the draw is flawless. Basically, exactly what you’d expect from an RP blend. 


By now, this review’s gone on long enough. So let me give you my final thoughts. Vintage ’03 Cameroon is not only an amazing Rocky Patel cigar, it’s one of the best Cameroon offerings on the market. If you’ve never tried it, do yourself a favor and pick some up: the unique blend will expand your cigar knowledge and let you try something new. Just don’t blame me once you get the craving for some more Cameroon in the future — finding a better cigar than this is gonna be tough.