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Rocky Patel Vintage 2nds

Description

Thanks to minor cosmetic blemishes, Rock Patel’s Vintage 2nds cigars are a steal!

It’s amazing, really, to watch the success of Rocky Patel’s new blends over the past two years. You’ve got to admire him. Initially hailed for his innovative, full-throttle Indian Tabac cigars in the late 90’s, yet just a few years later Rocky was cast aside as an outsider by most of the clubby cigar makers, the usual suspects claiming to be superior because of their “3 bazillion years in the business,” and “100 generations of family experience” in tobacco. But Rocky just kept plugging away, the hardest working man in the business – a guy who is on the road constantly, visiting even the tiniest of retail shops and working countless days in the factories of Danli, Honduras. In fact, I’ve been with him numerous times to Honduras; it is a sight to watch him relentlessly push for perfection, driving everyone in the factory nuts, single-mindedly devoted to crafting a great product. So it’s good to see things come full circle for him, garnering a slew of 90+ ratings and high praise from all who sample his blends.

Particularly good are his RP Vintage cigars. And particularly special is this deal. You see, his rate of rejection is much higher than average, thus a small mountain of “Seconds” has been accumulating in the factory. These Seconds are labeled as such because they have been rejected strictly for cosmetic reasons. The wrappers are a little splotchy here or have a slight discoloration there. The blend is the same, box-pressed and aged to perfection​. You could burn them blindfolded and detect no difference. The beauty is that the price is far, far less. Just keep in mind: this is not a regular production cigar. My supply is dictated strictly by what the factory happens to have available to ship me. That’s why I recommend you act soon if you’re interested.

Note: As mentioned above, supply is dictated strictly on what the factory happens to have available.

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Size
Pack
In Stock
MSRP
Price
Qty
Cart
Shape
Perfecto
Wrapper
Ecuador Connecticut
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
No
Pressed
No
Has Tip
False
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
No
Perfecto Connecticut 1999 (4.0"x48)
Pack of 15
In Stock
$150.00
| save $95.01 63% off
$54.99
Shape
Perfecto
Wrapper
Ecuador Connecticut
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
No
Pressed
No
Has Tip
False
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
No
Profile
Shape
Perfecto
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Perfecto Maduro 1990 (4.0"x48)
Pack of 15
Delayed 30+ Days
$150.00
| save $95.01 63% off
$54.99
Profile
Shape
Perfecto
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Perfecto
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Perfecto Sumatra 1992 (4.0"x48)
Pack of 15
Delayed 30+ Days
$150.00
| save $95.01 63% off
$54.99
Profile
Shape
Perfecto
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Shape
Corona
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
False
Pressed
No
Has Tip
False
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Petite Corona Connecticut 1999 (4.5"x44)
Pack of 15
In Stock
$137.50
| save $82.51 60% off
$54.99
Shape
Corona
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
False
Pressed
No
Has Tip
False
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Petite Corona
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
False
Pressed
True
Has Tip
False
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Petite Corona Maduro 1990 (4.5"x44)
Pack of 15
Delayed 30+ Days
$137.50
| save $82.51 60% off
$54.99
Profile
Shape
Petite Corona
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
False
Pressed
True
Has Tip
False
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Corona
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
False
Pressed
True
Has Tip
False
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Petite Corona Sumatra 1992 (4.5"x44)
Pack of 15
In Stock
$137.50
| save $82.51 60% off
$54.99
Profile
Shape
Corona
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
False
Pressed
True
Has Tip
False
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Connecticut
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Robusto Connecticut 1999 (5.5"x50)
Pack of 15
In Stock
$150.00
| save $90.01 60% off
$59.99
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Connecticut
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
False
Pressed
True
Has Tip
False
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Robusto Maduro 1990 (5.5"x50)
Pack of 15
Delayed 30+ Days
$150.00
| save $90.01 60% off
$59.99
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
False
Pressed
True
Has Tip
False
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
False
Pressed
True
Has Tip
False
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Robusto Sumatra 1992 (5.5"x50)
Pack of 15
Delayed 30+ Days
$150.00
| save $90.01 60% off
$59.99
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
False
Pressed
True
Has Tip
False
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Churchill
Wrapper
Connecticut
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Churchill Connecticut 1999 (7.0"x48)
Pack of 15
Delayed 30+ Days
$162.50
| save $97.51 60% off
$64.99
Profile
Shape
Churchill
Wrapper
Connecticut
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Churchill
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
False
Pressed
True
Has Tip
False
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Churchill Maduro 1990 (7.0"x48)
Pack of 15
Delayed 30+ Days
$162.50
| save $97.51 60% off
$64.99
Profile
Shape
Churchill
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
False
Pressed
True
Has Tip
False
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Churchill
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
False
Pressed
True
Has Tip
False
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Churchill Sumatra 1992 (7.0"x48)
Pack of 15
In Stock
$162.50
| save $97.51 60% off
$64.99
Profile
Shape
Churchill
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
False
Pressed
True
Has Tip
False
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Toro
Wrapper
Connecticut
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Toro Connecticut 1999 (6.5"x52)
Pack of 15
Delayed 30+ Days
$162.50
| save $97.51 60% off
$64.99
Profile
Shape
Toro
Wrapper
Connecticut
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Toro
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
False
Pressed
True
Has Tip
False
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Toro Maduro 1990 (6.5"x52)
Pack of 15
Delayed 30+ Days
$162.50
| save $97.51 60% off
$64.99
Profile
Shape
Toro
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
False
Pressed
True
Has Tip
False
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Toro
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
False
Pressed
True
Has Tip
False
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Toro Sumatra 1992 (6.5"x52)
Pack of 15
Delayed 30+ Days
$162.50
| save $97.51 60% off
$64.99
Profile
Shape
Toro
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
False
Pressed
True
Has Tip
False
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Torpedo
Wrapper
Connecticut
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Torpedo Connecticut 1999 (6.1"x52)
Pack of 15
In Stock
$175.00
| save $105.01 60% off
$69.99
Profile
Shape
Torpedo
Wrapper
Connecticut
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Torpedo
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
False
Pressed
True
Has Tip
False
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Torpedo Maduro 1990 (6.1"x52)
Pack of 15
Delayed 30+ Days
$175.00
| save $105.01 60% off
$69.99
Profile
Shape
Torpedo
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
False
Pressed
True
Has Tip
False
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Torpedo
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
False
Pressed
True
Has Tip
False
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Torpedo Sumatra 1992 (6.1"x52)
Pack of 15
In Stock
$175.00
| save $105.01 60% off
$69.99
Profile
Shape
Torpedo
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
False
Pressed
True
Has Tip
False
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
overall rating 4.52 out of 5 True { } True { } True { } Based on 1041 Ratings
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5 out of 5
This is one of my favorite every day cigars. Good construction and draw. The quality is consistent throughout the bundle. A good choice for the humidor.
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4 out of 5
Affordable deal on high quality product.
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3 out of 5
Not bad.
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5 out of 5
If you like full body , strong presence in mouth and nose, try them . 8/10
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5 out of 5
My absolute favorite, nice burn, great flavor. I buy the seconds every time I see their available. Never had a single problem with one. Keep it a secret.
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5 out of 5
These Big Long Bombers are a great deal. Heavy and solid. Love them.
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5 out of 5
Good smoke!
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5 out of 5
Great flavor.
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4 out of 5
A very nice everyday cigar.
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5 out of 5
Exelent
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4 out of 5
Love this
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5 out of 5
These RP 1990 seconds are a great bargain and just as tasty as the ones who get the band. Well constructed, good burn and they draw well.
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5 out of 5
Wonderful smoke and you can't beat the price!
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5 out of 5
Always great, and definitely worth the price.
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5 out of 5
Great everyday smoke!
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5 out of 5
Hard to keep lit but good smoke for the price
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4 out of 5
For the price I really enjoy these in maduro. I don't think they need to be marketed as 2nds!
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4 out of 5
Smokes well , even though they’re seconds.
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3 out of 5
They are a nice quick smoke. The draw at times even after I punch one end and snip the other can be tough at times. If it wasn't for the draw, I would give it a better recommendation.
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4 out of 5
Good smoke when in a hurry or wife is trying to get you away from your happy place.
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5 out of 5
Great mild cigar with flavor, excellent value.
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3 out of 5
Good burn, flavor good but a touch to mild
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5 out of 5
One word Awesome
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4 out of 5
Nice quick smoke when you don't have a lot of time
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5 out of 5
Good smoke and good taste. Extremely good value.
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4 out of 5
I like the size, the shape and the way you smoke.
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4 out of 5
The draw and burn have for the most part been great and the quality good
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4 out of 5
Good cigar, reminded me of a Short Story cigar
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5 out of 5
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3 out of 5
Good flavor and aroma but a very disappointing draw and burn quality
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4 out of 5
Good smoke perfect size burns slow
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5 out of 5
Perfect Little Cigar ! A great short story cigar ! Burns great
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5 out of 5
They are a great smoke will purchase again
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5 out of 5
Great flavor, slow even burn, not harsh
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4 out of 5
Great taste. Didn’t notice anything unusual about them being seconds. Great quality
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5 out of 5
Seems to be a lot hate for RP cigars on different forums, but perhaps they haven't tried the Vintage line. Even these 2nds are delicious! Very smooth even when cut with a punch. Has a great, slow, even burn which is good because I got the Perfectos... A little small for my tastes, but they're packed with flavor! Will probably pick up a pack of Robustos when they're back in stock.
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4 out of 5
I'd buy them again. Oh wait! I already have!
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4 out of 5
Great cigar hard to believe they are seconds.
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4 out of 5
I like having a 30 minute cigar around the house. This little guy to me is between a med-full and burns good.
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5 out of 5
They smoke as well as the Rocky Patels with the label!
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5 out of 5
I am very fortunate. Box Pressed is my favorite in a cigar. CI International has been able , for many Years, supply me with Rocky Patel Vintage 2nds. Not only a great cigar, but a great price.
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5 out of 5
Smooth
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3 out of 5
They taste fine, but count on some frustration. I've had to toss 2 of the first 10 for inability to sustain combustion.
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5 out of 5
Excellent golf course and backyard smoke. Flavorful and burns well. Cheap enough for every day.
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4 out of 5
90% of the cigars are excellent. MK
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4 out of 5
Every day smoke perfection! Can't really knock them for much. Minor estetical imperfections. Excellent for the price!
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4 out of 5
Not bad
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4 out of 5
I feel that this is a great value and I am glad that I had the opportunity to try them. I would definitely order these again. Thank You !
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5 out of 5
I could see no reason why this is a 2nd; easy draw and pleasing down to the last inch
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4 out of 5
Smaller than I expected. Good cigar.
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Gonz

RP Vintage 2nds

Gonz

I've hesitated to write this pick for a few weeks now, I admit it, I was trying to keep these for myself and not let the masses know how awesome a deal this is. I'm not kidding, first time I saw them in our catalog I did a double-take...what? RP Vintage Seconds? Can't be. Well my friends, it's true. Strap me up and call me Sally if I'm not telling ya that these are the best darn Seconds I've ever smoked. We seem to sell more and more Rocky Patel products around here, and I've had the pleasure to be passed an RP Vintage a time or two (the bosses upstairs were nice-enough to pass us "geekers" a couple smokes after a Rocky Patel visit a few months back, I'm forever thankful) and smoked it until my fingers were charred purple. Listen sister, if you haven't spent your grocery money yet, forget the TP and get yourself a couple of RP Vintage but if you can't live without a couple extra 12-packs of Charmin in the closet like me, you need a bundle of these Seconds.

I'm getting soft and with two kids at home soaking my candy bar money, I'll try almost any cheap smoke. My only 3 requirements for smoking a second are:

  1. There are no visible fingernails sticking out of the wrapper
  2. It's doesn't unravel when I snip the end
  3. My ears don't bleed when I try to suck through the cigar

Yeah, tough requirements, eh? So I grabbed me a 15 spot of the Churchill '92s. No fingernails, and after a quick snip, no unraveling of the wrapper, and a quick, firm, but easy draw. So far so good, let's continue. Spark it up baby, this one made it past the screeners. A few strokes in and the flavor is spot in - a meaty, full flavor that leaves a deep creamy walnut splash at the back of your tongue. The finish lingers but doesn't erode your taste buds and anything you might eat or drink later. But, they'll sure take on the heartiest Guinness Extra Stout or McEwan's Scotch Ale any day of the week (if you haven't tried a McEwan's Scotch Ale - awesome!) A solid persistent body holds throughout the 7" cigar and won't leave you begging for more. In fact, you might want to throw a PB&J sandwich into your stomach a few minutes before lighting up, for some reason, these leave me a little woozy. The charcoal gray ash forms and drops on demand, just perfect, slow-burning construction.

The best part about RP Vintage is that they're consistent and the same is true here with the 2nds. I started writing this review over the course of several days, have smoked another 1/2 dozen, and they're all identical, identically good. With each one I get a slight awkward shaped burn to start, then it evens out nicely after about 1 inch, and the flavor holds every step of the way. The aroma is powerful and fills your personal space for days, so I don't recommend a shared office or your bedroom. Also, in case it matters, they don't have that nice box press (well, they come in a bundle, duh!) that the RP Vintage has. Nevertheless, bargain, bargain, bargain.

Light'em up,
Gonz