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Rocky Patel Vintage 2nds

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.

Size
Pack In Stock MSRP Price Qty Cart
Churchill Maduro 1990 (7.0"x48)
Pack of 15 In Stock $151.50
save $91.5160% off
$59.99
Churchill Sumatra 1992 (7.0"x48)
Pack of 15 In Stock $151.50
save $91.5160% off
$59.99
Perfecto Sumatra 1990 (4.0"x48)
Pack of 15 In Stock $140.00
save $85.0161% off
$54.99
Petite Corona Sumatra 1990 (4.5"x44)New
Pack of 15 In Stock $125.00
save $75.0160% off
$49.99
Robusto Maduro 1990 (5.5"x50)
Pack of 15 In Stock $143.25
save $86.2660% off
$56.99
Robusto Sumatra 1992 (5.5"x50)
Pack of 15 In Stock $143.25
save $86.2660% off
$56.99
Toro Maduro 1990 (6.5"x52)
Pack of 15 Out Of Stock $151.50
save $91.5160% off
$59.99   Notify
Toro Sumatra 1992 (6.5"x52)
Pack of 15 In Stock $151.50
save $91.5160% off
$59.99
Torpedo Maduro 1990 (6.1"x52)
Pack of 15 In Stock $156.00
save $91.0158% off
$64.99
Torpedo Sumatra 1992 (6.1"x52)
Pack of 15 In Stock $156.00
save $91.0158% off
$64.99
Overall Rating 4.47 out of 5 Based on 368 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Rocky Patel Vintage 2nds”

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4 out of 5
Awsome
Awsome
4 out of 5
Handle With Care
I would give 5 stars but there was an issue with the wrapper. It started to unravel when I cut it. It is thin and delicate. A little dab of saliva did the trick. It also burned uneven and I had to correct it a few times. The cigar is very good otherwise. Nice taste of wood and spice with a touch of espresso. Medium to full body yet it is silky smooth. I smoked others before and this was my first time I had any problems.
5 out of 5
ADRIAN!!
Rocky does such an awesome job making a great tasting cigar even though these are classified as seconds they are firsts in my book
5 out of 5
Love these sticks!
These sticks are great! Same great flavor, Construction, burn time at a reduced price for more savings so you can buy more of these great sticks. Give him a try I don't think you'll be disappointed.
4 out of 5
In my batch, all of
In my batch, all of the caps came off. Not to worry, since a little ring of saliva glues those back in place before taking a V-cut. Strong flavors of cocoa, coffee and fermented tobacco with this one. Retrohale gives some softer sweet and woody notes. Overall it's a beautiful stick, though I may try to age a few of these because I like a mellower smoke, and I'm curious to find out what flavors develop.
4 out of 5
RP SECONDS
CAN'T ASK FOR MORE
5 out of 5
Great choice!
These cigars are great at a fraction of the cost. Keep them coming CI!
4 out of 5
Above average
Smoked a few of them ,so far so good. Better than other over runs or factory throwout in my opinion.
5 out of 5
Good everyday smoke at the
Good everyday smoke at the end of the day.
5 out of 5
love them
Rocky Patel 1990's are my favorite smoke, so why wouldn't I want to buy the discounted version?!?! They are just as good as the ones with the fancier label on them. I highly recommend these to everyone. Just don't buy them all, because I need some for myself to purchase regularly. =-)
5 out of 5
RP Boxed press cigars
I choose my cigars like women. When you find one that you like, stick with it.
5 out of 5
Always What I want
I’ve ordered these a few times now...never disappointed
3 out of 5
Rocky Patel
A very good choice for the golf course and giveaways. Priced well and good quality and every order is the same without worry
5 out of 5
Smooth
Very smooth smoke.
5 out of 5
Great Smoke
You can't beat the price for these sticks and they're a great smoke!
5 out of 5
good smoke. enjoyed them.
good smoke. enjoyed them.
5 out of 5
Rocky Patel 1990
Awesome. Same quality, half the price. Great buy.
5 out of 5
Rocky Patel Seconds
The best golf course cigar, never goes out.
5 out of 5
Rocky Patel Seconds
Good smoke. Even better price..
5 out of 5
Great rich flavor, strong even
Great rich flavor, strong even burn throughout
5 out of 5
Excellent smoke!
Can’t beat the price! Will definitely order this many more times!
4 out of 5
Will buy more !
What else maters
5 out of 5
Excellent
Will be buying more, nice and dark with a easy draw. Don't know how the 12 year age thing fits into it all, I am a Punch cigar lover, but a 1876 budget guy, my brother told me he had purchased a sampler pack with some of these in it. So I bought 20, I guess it is true, you get what you pay for... Excellent with some Bourbon, whiskey or Tequila ( flavored ).
3 out of 5
Rocky 2nds
Ok cigar. Doesn't burn tongue like other cheap cigars. Rate em as average. Might buy again?
3 out of 5
RP cigars
Taste is good,construction just OK..not a bad cigr
4 out of 5
Great deal
Excellent cigars, great price and "flaws" making them seconds are not at all recognizable, cigars irregularities were not at all apparent or noticeable. Great smokes, taste, draw and condition really fine. Again, flaws not evident
5 out of 5
First Class cigar
First Class cigar. 2nds how cares? The same great smoke.
5 out of 5
Excellent smoke
Excellent smoke
5 out of 5
great smokes for the price-
great smokes for the price- sorry I did not but more.
4 out of 5
Great cigar
I really enjoyed these cigars
5 out of 5
RP Review
Excellent smoke ~ very smooth
3 out of 5
Nice smoke
Good smoke...little inconsistent.a few canoeing issues.
5 out of 5
Great Value
If you are a Rocky Patel 1990/92 fan but prefer a better price point, these are the real deal! These seconds are hard to tell from the firsts and almost always deliver the same great experience. My "go to" everyday cigar. Yes!
5 out of 5
good taste
good taste
5 out of 5
Great sticks
Great sticks
5 out of 5
Perfect every time
Perfect every time
5 out of 5
Great Cigar
I have ordered from Cigar International for the last year and the service is amazing!! I have tried several different brand of cigars and this is one of my favorite. Did you see the price for these beauties??
5 out of 5
A great cigar
Very good
5 out of 5
I wish they were bigger
This is a great smoke and a Churchill but I wanted it to last longer.
4 out of 5
I keep coming back for these.
I keep coming back for these. Great price for a 2nd cigar. Ya a few bad spots & thin thin wrap but still I like.
5 out of 5
great smooth smoke especially for
great smooth smoke especially for the prices
4 out of 5
Hard to believe these are
Hard to believe these are seconds in bought the 1990 and there seconds and the seconds are just as good
4 out of 5
Always enjoy them. When the
Always enjoy them. When the price is right I pick them up, no hesitation.
5 out of 5
Great smoke for the price
I have purchased these many time in the past. Great smoke for the price. Recommend removing each stick from plastic sleeve and age for a few months before smoking. Even better then.
5 out of 5
Rocky Patel
Great smoke, worth every penny spent on these.
3 out of 5
RP Vintage 2nds
For 2nds, these are top notch--tasty, well constructed & priced for every day smoking. I shouldn't even be writing this review because they'll become more popular, harder to get & the price will go up. Oh well, enjoy them while you can!
5 out of 5
Rocky seconds
Enjoyed this cigar without the paying the price. Same smoke as the originals. I would buy these again and again.
4 out of 5
It’s a smooth pull.
It’s a smooth pull.
4 out of 5
RP 12 year
Much better than I expected. This is a great everyday cigar. Can't go wrong with a RP.
5 out of 5
Awesome
Favorite stick at reduced cost
5 out of 5
Smokelicious
Cigars arrived promptly, in great shape. Great smokes, great price. Thanks.
5 out of 5
One of my favorite smokes
One of my favorite smokes for the money
4 out of 5
Seemed better previously...
This batch didn't seem up to the par. Not enough "there" there. Uneven burn on some...
5 out of 5
Rocky Perfecto
Great Rocky Patel quality. Great size. Great deal! Thanks
1 out of 5
Don't Try it, You won't like it
In a word - Putrid. This is not a Rocky Patel. Slightly better than a Cargo, which are really disgusting, and 3 times the price? I wouldn't pay a dollar for one again. I wouldn't smoke these for free. No flavor, harsh and tasteless. It was like smoking dirt. On the plus side, the draw was actually pretty good.
5 out of 5
Great
Great
4 out of 5
They arrived in good condition
They arrived in good condition
5 out of 5
Awesome
One of my new favorites, good price, very tasty. Will purchase again, it’s a hit with my friends.
5 out of 5
One of my favorites
They're supposed to be seconds, but I've never smoked one of these that seemed less than first quality. Smooth & complex, solid burn & tasty, at a great price, especially when they go on daily special sale.
5 out of 5
Delicious cigars!!
Delicious cigars!!
5 out of 5
Only the price says seconds.
These are great cigars, at an even better price. I love them.
5 out of 5
Nice smoke for 2nds
Nice smoke for 2nds
4 out of 5
Rocky Patel 1990
Got a great price on some vintage Rocky Patel 1990
4 out of 5
Rocky Patel 12 yr 2NDs
These are great little cigars. Not quite sure why they’re 2NDs, at least not yet as I’ve only had 3 so far. I have to say RP 2NDs are better than most. I’ve had seconds that were obvious as to why. I’ll buy these again
4 out of 5
very good cigars. very good
very good cigars. very good price.
2 out of 5
Not so fresh
I've purchased these a few times. In the past they seemed as normal cigars. This batch is not good so far. Hard throughout. Heavy drag. Not smoky. Hopefully there are some good ones in here.
5 out of 5
Rocky Patel - 15 packs
The last few 15 packs of RP have been of excellent quality and provided with professional service!
5 out of 5
Mac Daddy
Great smoke !!!
5 out of 5
Just Original
Taste just like the original and I like that it doesn’t have the band on it.
4 out of 5
Gotta love Rocky
Really great smoke...and for a fraction of the Rocky Patel banded cigars...I have yet to not love anything that Rocky makes...thanks for the deal CI..much appreciated...these babies got puffed up quick!!
5 out of 5
great
surprisingly good. would definitely buy again
5 out of 5
GREAT SMOKES
Awesome smokes for the price. Burn well and great flavor. Will continue to buy and stock up the old humidor.
4 out of 5
good cigars
most of them were excellent and just a couple had light draws. would but again
5 out of 5
great mistake
I've been smoking these "2nds" for 15 years, and the quality never changes from bundle to bundle. Great smoke for a low price.
5 out of 5
Excellent Buy
These Rocky Patel Vintage 1992 seconds , are a great buy. They taste as smooth and flavorable as the regular Vintage 1992. Any minor imperfections they may have aren't even really noticeable and personally I don't need a band on my cigars to make them taste better. This is a wonderful purchase!
5 out of 5
Delicious.
The cigar taste just like the regular cigar, no difference at all. And always fresh on arrival from Cigar International. Thank you.
5 out of 5
Great deal
Love these cigars. Added bonus is the great price!
5 out of 5
Really enjoy the cigars, if
Really enjoy the cigars, if you are ok with no wrapper on the cigar these are very very good!!
5 out of 5
Great cigars
Great cigars
5 out of 5
Enjoyed
I smoked 2 of these straight off, laid the rest down in my humidor. The two I smoked were really hard to draw, seemed a bit dry, smoked one out of my humidor after a week and it was so much better, taste so much better and smoked perfect. Think I will have to buy and lay them down longer to get the best from them, will buy more if available
5 out of 5
Very smooth smoking. Even burning
Very smooth smoking. Even burning to the end
3 out of 5
Dissapointed
Have smoked 2 of these cigars, both were packed too tight and a difficult draw, they both seemed to draw okay after half the cigar was smoked! Great flavors that's the reason I gave them 3 stars, would not buy again very dissapointed even though they are seconds
5 out of 5
Great value
Great value for a 12 year aged stick. Often can’t find the imperfections.
5 out of 5
Dependable
I return to these cigars again and again. Incredible flavor, burn well and never fail to be exceptional
4 out of 5
Very Nice weekday smoke.
Great flavor and good burn. You sure can't beat the price.
5 out of 5
Rocky Patel Vintage 2nds Toro Maduro 1990
Best cigar ever for the price and I will order again and again.
5 out of 5
Perfect
Perfect
5 out of 5
Will be buying more.
Will be buying more.
5 out of 5
Great smoke
Don't pay the full price when you can get these at half the price. You'll soon take the label off anyway. Excellent deal. Bought them for years.
5 out of 5
My go to sticks
I have been smoking these for about 10 years now and found the seconds to be no different in flavor or smoking than the regulars. This is a great value I will always partake in while they're around.
3 out of 5
Rocky Review
Reason they are 2nd's. Lack the flavor and nice smoke ability.
5 out of 5
Good Cigars
Great smkoe
3 out of 5
No Torpedos
I love you guys, but I didn’t order Torpedos. I ordered Maduros.
4 out of 5
No label needed
These cigars are just as good as the labeled version. One of my favorites.
5 out of 5
great
good stuff
5 out of 5
Great smoke / good price
Great smoke / good price
5 out of 5
Rocky 2nds
Great cigar, if there were flaws, they didn’t affect the smoking experience
5 out of 5
Great Rocky Patel, Great price!
Great smoke at a great price, just like the #1s, just cheaper!
3 out of 5
Much too strong of a
Much too strong of a smoke for me so I am disappointed.
5 out of 5
Vintage Seconds
Nice smoke, even burn with a good color ash, little or no lose tobacco
5 out of 5
Great smoke
The Rocky Patel seconds are one of my favorite smokes! Side by side with the originals it’s hard to differentiate between the two, great quality.
3 out of 5
Tocky P’s toro vintage not is good smoke
Like a lot of Patel sticks but this one not so much, harsh, inconsistent and not the flavors one would expect.
5 out of 5
Value
Although these were seconds they smoked very consistent and had a small carbon ring. I smoked several and each one smokes as the ones prior so this is a very good smoke and the price makes it even better.
5 out of 5
Great
Been ordering and smoking for years. Great cigar, great deal...”
5 out of 5
Great Cigar
Can't beat the quality and taste for the price. These are a little below my favorites, the Vintage 1990's.
5 out of 5
Great-deal
Been buying for years now. The best!!!!!!
5 out of 5
Excellent cigar
Excellent cigar
5 out of 5
Rocky Patel Vintage 2nds Churchill Maduro 1990
good smoke
2 out of 5
Alright
Burned a bit inconsistent.
5 out of 5
Great cigars as always
Great cigars as always
5 out of 5
Great Cigar
Great Cigar at a 2nds price.
5 out of 5
Great for the golf course
Great for the golf course always stays lit.
5 out of 5
Excellent
smooth, full/medium.......great cigar.....just what you would expect from Rocky Patel
4 out of 5
Very Spicy Great
On the light side of full body and very spicy flavoring great burn and draw. RP always a good choice.
5 out of 5
Some of my favorites. Glad
Some of my favorites. Glad they’re back
5 out of 5
This 2nds are 1st class!
2nds tasted better than originals!!! Great deal!
5 out of 5
First Go With CI
I’m completely stoked by the fact that these were 2nds. These are Superb sticks.
5 out of 5
Good smokes.
Good smokes.
5 out of 5
Amazing deal.
The draw is perfection the flavor is great and the price is mind boggling! I was skeptical as to weather or not these were actually made by RP or not but after i tried one all i can say is that this is one of CI's best deals yet! I will be buying more.
5 out of 5
A++
No issues with this Cigar at all.
5 out of 5
Rocky Patel 2nds great cigar at a great price
Nice every day cigar for a fraction of the price,ETB avid rocky Patel smoker these are 2nd to none!!!!
5 out of 5
Rocky is my go to stick
Always count on a good smoke
5 out of 5
My go to. My favorite.
I’ve been enjoying these for years. Flavor is full but not too strong. A box press has always been my favorite so the RP is my #1.
5 out of 5
Excellent
Very good cigar for the money. Enjoying one now, in fact.
5 out of 5
Absolutely Worth It!
Wow! What a find! A delicious everyday smoke for a great price!
5 out of 5
Amazing
Bought these to try. Boy was I surprised! Great smoke for a great price. My new go to.
5 out of 5
Very good cigar. Great price.
Very good cigar. smoked the whole thing. its gotta be good.
3 out of 5
Wrapper unwrapper
The wrapper falls apart on all the sticks. Order these before without this issue
5 out of 5
Excellent
Excellent
5 out of 5
Good cigar at a great
Good cigar at a great price
5 out of 5
Rocky Patel Vintage 2nds!!!
Recently I purchased another 30 of these smokes. Very hard to beat for the price point. I have a few freinds that Love Rocky's sticks and these are now included. I highly recommend these smokes.
5 out of 5
Great cigar
Just found my new favorite cigar !
5 out of 5
One of my favorites
A great cigar, especially for the price. I aways keep some in my humidor.
5 out of 5
Very good smoke. Will order
Very good smoke. Will order more in the future
3 out of 5
They appear to box rolled.
They appear to box rolled. Would be better as Maduro leaf.
5 out of 5
Mighty Fine
Well put together, great draw and flavor. Ordered two more bundles.
4 out of 5
Good cigar but starting to dry out
Was a good smoke as usual but they were on the dry side indicating they might be older cigars. Price was good of course on seconds
5 out of 5
Rocky’s 2nds
Excellent sticks!
3 out of 5
Ok
Ok
5 out of 5
Rocky Patel 2nds
Very nice medium body cigar. Burns nicely. Will purchase again.
4 out of 5
Solid smoke
Rocky Patel quality in a great price range
5 out of 5
Please Leave Some More For Me!
I'm almost afraid to tell everyone that these "2nds" are just as good as their prettier counterparts. I love the Rocky Patel 1990, and so far the three "2nds" that I have smoked have all been delicious. I will definitely be ordering these again in the future.
5 out of 5
Rocky Patel vintage 1990seconds
Best value on your site. Same smoking pleasure and smooth even draw for less than half the price!
5 out of 5
Great smoke especially for the
Great smoke especially for the price
5 out of 5
Hey there Rocky
One of my favorite dailies
5 out of 5
Factory Seconds
Don't tell anyone we must swear absolute silence these are the best. Please tell no one. I don't want to share.
5 out of 5
Great Cigar looks smells the same as a 1ST run !
As I am retired I can't always buy expensive cigar's but these are a great cigar did not notice anything wrong on these cigar's except maybe a dark spot on the wrapper which was very small !. Great Cigar !
5 out of 5
Fantastic smoke
Honestly the best smoke for the money, or for any price, a really nice smooth cigar that you will loke from start to finish. Highest quality, great taste
5 out of 5
Great smokes!
These are smooth excellent burn and a fraction of the cost of the regulars. I'm looking for them every time I make a purchase. Rocky at his best without the full boat cost.
5 out of 5
great cigar
great taste, great value
3 out of 5
Rocky Patel 2nds
Very good deal and pretty good smoke except the cigars were dry upon receipt. I was able to rehydrate them with some TLC.
5 out of 5
Excellent
I've bought two bundles and I am very satisfied. If you like RP Vintage then give these a try.
5 out of 5
FANTASTIC!
Amazing smoke! These are my favorite sticks! No difference @ all between these & the boxes I buy. Incredibly smooth & tasty smoke! Leather, wood & very slight pepper just assault your palate. Retrohale is beautiful, even burn (when @ right humidity), construction great, draw is perfect. Buy! Killer deal! Will continue to purchase! Thank you C.I.!!!
5 out of 5
Love these smokes
Bought them in the past..will buy them in the future!
5 out of 5
Great smoke
Great smoke, even burn, tons of flavor. I will be buying more
4 out of 5
My response to feedback
The cigars are a very good buy- good quality & low price.
5 out of 5
Always Good and a Bargin
Always Good and a Bargin
5 out of 5
Not like other seconds
My go to cigar. Even burn, solid ash to the end. Smooth taste through the entire burn. For the price, it can't be beat.
3 out of 5
Rocky Patel Vintage 2nds Robusto Sumatra 1992
I enjoy these sticks! Great value for a great smoke.
5 out of 5
Rocky patel
Great value, good cigar
5 out of 5
Very nice...great deal
Very nice...great deal
5 out of 5
Smooth mellow flavorful stick
Smooth mellow flavorful stick
5 out of 5
Vintage 1992 Rocky Patel
Great smoke for the price. I enjoy one every morning and evening, been doing it it for thirty years.
5 out of 5
Great value smoke that will not dissapoint!
Well, I've had several bad experiences with 2nds in the past so I was hesitant to buy these. Read some reviews and thought maybe I'd try these. I know RP makes good sticks. I must say I've only had one so I can't vouch for the consistency. But this smoke is tops. CI mentioned that you can smoke these blindfolded and not know the difference and I would say that is my feeling as well. Even burn, perfect draw, and tasty. I won't go into the hints of this or the notes of that cause I think that is all fluff anyway, but I would buy these again without a thought. A little on the strong side but that was expected and what I like. Like I said I've only had one so I might be back for a consistency update, but so far this is a deal I hesitate to let others know as these are a steal at this price. Cheers!
5 out of 5
GREAT SMOKE
Just a great smoke, easy on the draw. Will buy again if available
5 out of 5
Great price saving for an all time favorite
Rocky Patel Vintage 1990 has always been one of my favorites, this is a great price saving option....
2 out of 5
50/50 shot
In the bundle of 20, which I just finished smoking through, about 1/2 smoked well after the first inch. The other half were throwaways--not worth the frustration of trying to smoke a "non-functional" cigar that burned poorly and harshly for the modest price reduction
3 out of 5
Full body, okay taste
I like most of the RPs that I've had, but this one is a bit too strong. Flavor was also pretty one dimensional. Not a bad smoke, just not my style.
5 out of 5
would buy again
Seconds as good as first
5 out of 5
Very happy with CI!
Ordered a good variety for myself and some friends. Cigars were fresh and well kept, shipping was fast and all in great shape. Can't wait to place my next order.
5 out of 5
Great smokes
Love them
5 out of 5
Jaime
Cigar came in good shape and smoked very well. They appeared to be a bit dry but after several days in the humidor they were fine. Great value...will definitely by more.
5 out of 5
great value
great value
5 out of 5
Rocky Patel Vintage 2nds Churchill Maduro 1990
Great Cigar for a great price!
5 out of 5
Great cigars
Ordered these seconds and I should have doubled the order.
5 out of 5
Great Deal
Great deal on a great smoke .
5 out of 5
Rocky patel 2nds
good value stick
5 out of 5
Awesome cigar
Awesome cigar, total enjoyment. I have not had any issues with quality. This will be a repeat purchase as long as they are available.
5 out of 5
Excellent cigars
Love these cigars
1 out of 5
Rocky Patel 2nds Robusto Maduro 1990
Quality was very poor, some were not smoke able, and many of them were like trying to smoke thru a straw. They were not pressed tight enough, would not buy them in the future.
5 out of 5
CYGARLYFE
Awesome purchase
5 out of 5
Worth Purchasing
If you like RPs, you're going to like this cigar. You can smoke one as soon as they arrive or place them in the humidor for later. They're worth purchasing.
3 out of 5
Value versus quality
Good taste throughout w/some "hard clumps" in a few. Certainly good bang for the buck...
5 out of 5
Rocky Seconds
Just as good as his "firsts".
5 out of 5
Rocky Patel vintage
great cigar...
5 out of 5
Rocky Patel Vintage Seconds
My favorite cigar! Great pull and at a fantastic price.
4 out of 5
Old fan
Did not like the box shape. Seemed to ruin the draw.
5 out of 5
Smooth taste
Great quality sticks for the price! Nice even burn.
4 out of 5
DNF
I really enjoy the smoke but in about every batch I get there are 2-3 which aren't wrapped properly, don't draw right, and I have to continue to light them. Perhaps it's because I buy seconds but some of the batches are great with no problem at all.
5 out of 5
Just as good
Could not tell the difference in the smoke.just as good.the only difference is no wrapper
4 out of 5
fine smoke
good purchase and a fine smoke, not too strong and nice flavor
5 out of 5
Great price!
Rocky Patel at a great price...... get you some! Nuff said.....
4 out of 5
Happy with my Rocky Patel Vintage 2nds Churchill Maduro 1990 purchase
I tried one as soon as I opened my package. Smooth but not a lot of flavor, so I took the rest out of the wrappers and after about a week or so in the humidor produced a good flavor and ever so smooth - A good cigar and a very good value! Will order more in the near future....
5 out of 5
Worth the wait
Had to wait over a month, but worth it
4 out of 5
Great smoke true burn they
Great smoke true burn they flavor you come to expect from rocky would recommend this to all
5 out of 5
Rocky Patel Vintage 2nds - A great deal without compromising on quality.
I actually made a slight mistake when I placed my order, I thought that I had ordered the RP Vintage 2nds Robusto Sumatra 1992, instead I received the RP Vintage 2nds Robusto Maduro 1990, I was slightly disappointed until I lit one up, these Vintage 2nds are great, If it weren't for the lack of a band, I wouldn't be able to tell the difference, I didn't really see any imperfections that would stop me from purchasing them. The RP Vintage 1990 & the Vintage 1992 are two of my favorite cigars, I've smoked a fair amount of them, and I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt that the Vintage 1990/1992 2nds are a great buy! The 2nds are constructed very well, what we've come to expect from Rocky Patel, they smoke very well, great draw, burn evenly, nice amount of smoke...if you are still on the fence about purchasing the Vintage 2nds, you'll get great cigars at great prices.
5 out of 5
Don't buy rocky patel 2nds
These are great cigars. Leave them for me.
5 out of 5
Great smoke at more than
Great smoke at more than half the original price.
4 out of 5
Great construction
Great construction
4 out of 5
nice cigar
even burning, nice draw smooth down to the nub
4 out of 5
Good patio cigar
Mild w/good burn
5 out of 5
Great smoke for the price!
Great smoke for the price!
5 out of 5
Great smoke,great price
Good smoke, may have to deal with uneven burn
3 out of 5
Better then expected
These RP seconds are a good value with a average taste. A big take away is I don't taste it the next morning.
5 out of 5
smokin' good deal
Really enjoyed these smokes! Does it really taste better with a wrapper??? Good deal. Wish they came in larger quanity....
4 out of 5
Just like full price sticks.
My go to smoke.
3 out of 5
Great price for the offer!
Maybe I need to learn more on humidifying properly. Having a few issues with canoeing ( Bad Burn). I feel I toast and light properly. The ring size, flavor, and draw are good.
5 out of 5
Quality Smoke
Am a big fan of RP's and this is an affordable offering that fits my budget. The value is there for sure.
5 out of 5
Rocky Patel Vintage 2nd's Churchill Sumatra 1992
My favorite smoke, and I'm happy to be able to get these at such a price from CI
3 out of 5
it wasn't exactly what I've ordered
not that bad, but too strong for my taste
5 out of 5
Great cigars, great price
Great cigars, great price
5 out of 5
Tremendous Smoke
After my first purchase of the Torpedo, I ordered the Toro by mistake. Great "mistake". Every bit as good as the Torpedo, and they burn all day. Simply awesome. I have no idea why they are "seconds", but I'll keep buying as long as CI is selling.
5 out of 5
My fave smoke
Absolutely perfect smoke. They draw better than the "guests". This is my fave smoke and at a great price.
5 out of 5
Great Cigars, great service
I was impressed by the quality of the 2nds, well worth it.
5 out of 5
Good
Yeah good
5 out of 5
When You Want A Great Smoke, Cheap
I am a huge fan of the Rocky Patel 2nds. The Vintage 1990 Maduro is a great stick, but to get them for this price is awesome. Taste the same, smoke the same, pay less because they are unbanned and bundled. Great deal in my book.
5 out of 5
killer smoke for the price
these are good smoking easy draw clean burn taste just like the first but 1/2 the price
4 out of 5
Rocky 2nds
Most were very good cigars. Had one that burned down the center then resurfaced about half way through the cigar. Like the tobacco blend.
4 out of 5
Good Smoke
Good smoke, not quite the same burn qualities as the full price cigar, but smokable if you have your cutter handy and are willing to relight occasionally
5 out of 5
Great smokes
I have ordered these 3 times already. To me, this is similar to Padron 1964 (a little milder and not as good, of course, but similar). Never had a bad draw. Smokes great. For the price and considering that these are seconds, I'd say they are a bargain.
5 out of 5
Perfect
Same quality as the original. My favorite smokes. Recommend to all so long as they can keep enough in stock for me.
3 out of 5
Decent
A good affordable smoke.
5 out of 5
Great smokes!
These are just great, gave some to long time gar guys and they were amazed!!
2 out of 5
Okay Smoke
I have ordered these in the years past. Needed to remind myself that they are 2nds. Burn uneven, soft packed and overall not worth the money. Flavor profile is inconsistent as well.
5 out of 5
Senor Patel's Super Seconds
Smooth burning, gentle flavors, and joy to smoke!
5 out of 5
RP 2nds
Great sticks. Keep on producing. I will keep buying them.
5 out of 5
2nds
Sorry but I have not tried them yet
5 out of 5
Good sampler
Just the type of mix I needed
5 out of 5
Rocky 2nds
smooth and tasty
5 out of 5
They're tasty, they burn well.
These are good smokes. No complaints. I'm getting ready to smoke another!
5 out of 5
Very Good
I really enjoyed this cigar. It burned even, had a smooth taste and I can't argue with the price.
4 out of 5
An all time favorite.
The RP Vintage 1990 is one of my all time favorite cigars. My go to as an everyday smoke. The bundle of so called seconds has everything I love about this cigar with one exception - the band. Maybe a minor blemish somewhere, but if you smoked a 2nd and a full price I'd defy you to tell the difference.
5 out of 5
Outstanding smoke at good price.
An outstanding smoke. I bought a pack of these and was amazed at how good they are. Thanks to CI for making these deal available. This compares well to Cuban cigars I buy.
5 out of 5
Dark wrapper very good cigar
I was curious about the dark wrapper until i smoked the rocky vintage 2nd maduro it was outstanding very much enjoyed !
5 out of 5
Superb deal
My husband loves this Rocky. CI makes it very easy for a gal to surprise her man for his Birthday, Christmas, or just because I appreciate him. CI offers a No Fuss ordering and delivery system. They send me emails when there are events and sales.I have recommended CI to a few of my gal pals who want to get gifts for their special guys,but don't want to get them another golf shirt. I don't smoke , but I enjoy the smell of a good cigar. I enjoy it more when I know that my husband is enjoying his Rocky. Thanks again CI,I will be back again and again and again. Teresa I Scranton, Pa.
5 out of 5
Thank you, I like the
Thank you, I like the Sampler choices, excellent
4 out of 5
very good for the price
very good for the price
3 out of 5
Just average
Just average
2 out of 5
Just ok.
I fail to see how they had a Sumatran wrapper. The construction was/is good for seconds. Some flaws. I don't care about flaws unless they impact the smoke-ability. These were/are very "bright" weak and seemingly needing some aging or something. I wouldn't buy them again at any price.
5 out of 5
always good
these are always good, and quite the value.
4 out of 5
Rocky Patel doesn't make a
Rocky Patel doesn't make a bad cigar.
5 out of 5
Great Smoke
These were great smokes and additionally, I couldn't tell the difference from the 1sts. I will be buying them again.
5 out of 5
Awesome cigar
Great cigar, nice flavor.
5 out of 5
Great cigar
For the price great quality smoke
5 out of 5
My everyday cigar
Tastes delicous, and a great value which makes my everyday cigar
5 out of 5
Excellent
You tell these from the firsts. What a great value!
4 out of 5
This is pretty good
For the price, it's pretty good. Nice smoke. One of them that I've had so far was a little too oily for me, but other than that, good smokes so far!
5 out of 5
Prefer 1990s
I prefer the 1990s over the 1992s. They are part of my permanent cigar rotation. Having 2nds just makes them that much better in the pricing department.
5 out of 5
2nds are a Great Value!
The flavor is great and the price even better.
2 out of 5
joel d.
Very loose construction with a very uneven burn. Lotta work to get thru a cigar. Taste okay. Hey, they're seconds, right? Two stars.
5 out of 5
Loved Them
I like trying new cigars. Buy I always like to have some of these on hand. Great for a daily smoke.
5 out of 5
Rocky 2nds
I prefer 1992 better. 1990 is stronger. It has a great flavor, but a bit stronger than the 1992's. It is a nice option if I can't get the 1992's.
5 out of 5
Good cigars.
They were a hit at the golf tournament. Great taste without the harsh taste. Kept a good burn and would highly recommend to friends.
5 out of 5
Nice
Nice
5 out of 5
Great choice
Awesome and affordable.
5 out of 5
As a Rocky fan! Nothing better than this!
Aside from the retail 1990's. These are hands down the best. Don't know why they are 2nds, but thank you CI, I really appreciate these sticks.
5 out of 5
they're very good
I usually smoke with my coffee...these are good.Don't drink the hard stuff so I can not compare with those.
2 out of 5
Too strong
Too strong.
2 out of 5
Keep your lighter handy
These RP seconds have the smoothness and flavor you expect from a Rocky Patel but try to keep them lit. I wouldn't recommend unless you have a lot of patience. Disappointed.
5 out of 5
Must have stix
The RP Vintage and the CAO Brazilias are my must have humi stock. Great reliable long lasting smoke.
5 out of 5
Seabee
Great cigar! Good even burn, well made and lots of good smoke. A great buy!
2 out of 5
RP vintage seconds have changed, for the worse.
I have been buying RP vintage seconds for 8 to 10 years. All of a sudden they have changed, for the worse. My last two orders have been bitter and usually dry. They are packed different also. Please bring the old ones back. Won't buy any more till they do.
5 out of 5
Favorite cigar
Best 2 cigars 1990 & 1992 vintage in my opinion are best cigars
4 out of 5
Good quality for 2nds
Good quality for 2nds
5 out of 5
Maybe time to turn on auto-buy?
So delicious. Even better than the 1990.
5 out of 5
Good smoke and a good
Good smoke and a good buy.
5 out of 5
Best buy for the buck
I was skeptical when my son persuaded me to buy these, but not anymore. Great smoke! Will purchase again.
5 out of 5
what defects?
Great bargain. I couldn't see why the were rejected and sold as seconds, but their lose is my gain. :-)
5 out of 5
A great everyday cigar.
If I was smoking a cigar everyday it would be my RP. Enjoy
5 out of 5
Great cigar
always buy a pack when ordering cigars. Great smoke especially if you don't care about having a fancy name or label. Me and my friend have been sinking these for years!
5 out of 5
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3 out of 5
Review RP Seconds
They arrived a little dried out.
5 out of 5
The best
I like them out of all there are
1 out of 5
No taste.
Sorry I can’t recommend this cigar.
5 out of 5
As smooth as it gets
The RP Vintage 1990 has long been my favorite smoke. There is no decline in the quality of the 2nds, and for the price, you can't beat the deal. I recommend anyone on the fence about making this purchase should go ahead and invest in your own happiness. You will be glad you did.
2 out of 5
Not as great as I remember.....
I've enjoyed these 2nds for several years, but my last delivery did not meet my expectations. The bundle was very dry......have had them in the humidor for the past 3 weeks.....tried one a couple of nights ago and it did not have a good burn.....had to keep the torch going.
1 out of 5
Worst Rocky Patel cigars ever ......
These were by far the worst RP cigars I have ever smokes. None of them burned evenly and too hard to keep lit. The flavor was so harsh you could not savor the smoke. Never will buy again.
5 out of 5
Excellent cigar
Highly recommend this cigar. If you like Maduro, this is the cigar for you
5 out of 5
Rocky Patel Vintage 2nd Toro Sumatra 1992
Great Cigar. Will order more.
4 out of 5
Not outstanding, but still well worth it....
I have purchased these several times now, and although not an outstanding smoke, these are an incredible bang for your buck. Rarely a tight draw, consistent through and through. Decent flavor, but does burn quickly. In the end, you can't go wring given the price.
5 out of 5
Excellent cigar, especially for the
Excellent cigar, especially for the price.
5 out of 5
Why pay more?
These 2nds are exactly like the others. I have had many RP's and now after getting these I will never pay full price again. Will recommend to all my friends!!
4 out of 5
Rocky Patel 1990 (seconds)
Tobacco was good as always. They showed up timely and were priced well. A few sticks had irregular burns and either made runs or kept going out. For the price, all good.
5 out of 5
Great cigar
Physically held together until finished and no real bitter taste at the end. For the money enjoyed it very much as have some friends.
5 out of 5
Vintage 2nds Torpedo Maduro 1990
Best bang for the buck
5 out of 5
Love the Rocky's. Best cigar
Love the Rocky's. Best cigar ever. Getting ready to order more.
4 out of 5
Outstanding cigars for the price
You can't go wrong with any cigar that says Patel on the label
5 out of 5
Tasty Smoke
Really like that Sumatra taste. These are great smokes.
4 out of 5
Nice experience
Good cigar, good price, good service
4 out of 5
Great flavor & lush smoke
I've had the regular Rocky Patel Vintage cigars and they've always been great. These 2nds really are just as good. The flavor is great. Robust but not overwhelming. Good construction and pretty even burn. I'm really amazed at the amount smoke that comes from them. Extremely lush & plentiful. If you're someone who likes a lot of smoke, this cigar is for you.
5 out of 5
Out of this world.
Amazing smoke. Burned for an hour and 45 minutes. Great flavor very smooth pulled great. A must have.
5 out of 5
Great
Great
5 out of 5
Rocky Patel secounds
I'm told they are the same but with small flaws but I find them to be rapped not as tight burn fast and uneven next time I'll go ahead and pay for the first runs
2 out of 5
Not as good as touted
Not as good as touted
5 out of 5
Haven’t Got ‘em yet
title says it all
4 out of 5
Go to smoke
I like these a lot. When I can't decide what stick I grab one of these. Always consistent n never a burn issue.
5 out of 5
RP Second in First Place
I was skeptical that these "seconds" would be even close to firsts of other well known brands .Well, I was wrong....these are great box pressed and well aged cigars. Smooth, flavorful, with a nice even slow burn. Great value.
4 out of 5
rocky 2onds
Rocky Patel vintage seconds are a great buy, they are perfect with no obvious flaws, a little too mild for my taste but very flavorful ,
3 out of 5
they're o.k.
the 2nds are o.k. in a pinch.The regular vintage 1992's burn better and taste better.maybe that's why the 2nds are cheaper.
3 out of 5
Good Price but so so smoke
The cigars were rolled well and burned great. Flavor was okay but not great. Would not buy again.
5 out of 5
Rocky 2nds
Stay away from this cigar. I don't want to run out of them. So stay away. The best kept secret among cigars needs to stay with me. I am selfish about them, so stay away.
5 out of 5
consistently excellent
awesome selection prices and service as always
3 out of 5
Every day cigar
For the price it is a good every day cigar. Well constructed and a pleasant smoke.
5 out of 5
great didnt taste like 2nds
great didnt taste like 2nds to me!
4 out of 5
I would order again!
My son in law received his Christmas cigars in great condition and of course he loves them. Thanks, I will order again!
5 out of 5
A must buy
Great cigar. Better value
5 out of 5
Great smoke
Great smoke
5 out of 5
Great Smoke.
Great Smoke.
5 out of 5
Obviously seconds
These are tasty, but burn unevenly--even after a month in the humidor
5 out of 5
Good stuff here
Strong and flavorful and well worth the money, as a matter of fact they are a steal!
5 out of 5
1990 Look like beautiful chocolate bars
very strong but much cheaper than firsts. I might order a different size.
1 out of 5
Wrappers fell off
I realize I purchased seconds. But, did not expect the outside wrappers to come loose from about half the bundle. Otherwise, great smoke
5 out of 5
Rocky Patel Vintage 2nds
These cigars are very good and I’ve ordered them several times. They have a nice dusty coco coffee flavor and burn well. Not sure where the imperfections are in this cigar.
3 out of 5
Disappointing
Not a good burn, disappointing all around, was expecting much better from Rocky
5 out of 5
Great smokes
Couldn't find the blemishes in these cigars. They burned well & tasted great. What a bargain!! Thanks.
4 out of 5
Smooth...
Really smooth smoke. Even burn. I didn't know what to expect but was very pleasantly surprised. A very smooth and leathery feeling stick. I'd buy it again as a smoke now go to stick...no need for aging this bad boy.
4 out of 5
A very good deal on the 1990 Rocky Patel
I've ordered these a few times now as a fan of the 1990 Rocky Patel. Minor blemishes don't bother me, so this is a great value. I have experienced a few sticks that were wound 'tighter' than a standard 1990, so I feel it's not just blemishes which result in them being seconds. But if you can live with a blemish, a lack of a band, and some variation in the draw, this is a great deal. This latest batch has been great.
4 out of 5
I likey.
Not bad! This my first time w a pressed stick, and I like them. When you burn you will notice that as the cigar gets warmer, it starts to regain its round shape about a half inch or so from the cherry. Burns well and even. People saying it doesn't burn well should not ash the cigar. The ash acts as an insulator, and will keep a near perfect burn. Outside wrapper is perfect. i had a Toro... Can't say there was much I didn't like other than the first few mouthfuls of smoke were very barnyardish.
5 out of 5
These are seconds?
Wow, I love these things. They have become my everyday go to cigar. Great flavor, and, they burn evenly. I like to keep these in my humidor, along with my other favorites. BUT, once you try and find out you like them, stock up, as supplies are limited at times, and as they grow in popularity, they seem to sell out quickly!
5 out of 5
Why did I wait so long
I've been buying from CI for years and have never tried their seconds...omg...I will be buying these again and again.
5 out of 5
Great delivery time.
Never had any problems with quality or service. It's the only company I buy from now.It only makes sence to stay with the best.
5 out of 5
Best selection
best selection of well known brands are low prices. Also a good selection of factory sec
5 out of 5
Great Cigar
Great Smokes. Who cares about a blemish on the wrapper!
4 out of 5
Great Value
Incredible cigar for such a modest cost. Great Value
5 out of 5
RP Vintage 92, the Best
I've tried a wide range of cigars over the last 20 years but the Rocky Patel Vintage 92 is consistently the smoothest, finest tasting cigar of all.
1 out of 5
Don't waste your money
I have tried to smoke 5 of these and can barely get any air through the stick. I'm not sure what is causing this but these are impossible to smoke.
4 out of 5
Vintage Torpedo 1990
A good solid smoke throughout. Paired with a kentucky bourbon and held well. Will buy more.
2 out of 5
VP
Have bought these before with great success but this time around, the wrappers were very dry and fragile. Unable to really get through a smoke so far for the first 4 cigars. I guess it can be hit or miss.
4 out of 5
Good cigars
Good cigars
5 out of 5
Good smokes
You can't go wrong with 2nd. Save money and get a bundle of good smokes!
5 out of 5
Great selection and prices.
Great selection and prices.
5 out of 5
Great Cigar, Great Value
These are great cigars for a great price. Dave
5 out of 5
Rocky Patel Vintage 1992
Absolutely my go to smoke daily. Friends are always trying to get me to try their brand cigar but they always fall short.
4 out of 5
Not too shabby
Overall not a bad smoke. While I have doubts that these are actually seconds; they are probably made just for this particular line, the smokes are still pretty decedent. This was my second purchase of these brown gems, and I will likely come back for some more.
5 out of 5
Havenly smoke
For the price they are offered at, this smoke is very fulfilling. I am a Rocky Patel fan and I am grateful to be able to buy these seconds. There is such a small difference in the rolling quality that I will be buying them agian and again and again.
5 out of 5
Love them especially the price
You can't beat these cigars, no label who cares! Taste is the same, smoke is the same.
5 out of 5
rocky patel vintage 2nds robusto 1990
I have enjoyed the 1990's for many years. they have been a good consistent smoke every time. I would recommend to every one.
5 out of 5
Great Cigar, Packed With Flavor
I'm inherently skeptical when I see seconds fir the fraction of the price of the original, so when I ordered these I had some level of concern that they may be assume lesser cigar sold as the same name. Fortunately I have been highly satisfied with these cigars. These are premium quality cigars that are full of rich flake. They stay lit, burn evenly and taste phenominal. For what you're are paying power cigar, ordering these is a no brainer. I don't see how you could be anything but elated.
2 out of 5
Rocky Patel Vintage 2nds Toro 1990. not the same as before
I have been purchasing the 1990 as well as the 1992 Rocky Patel Vintage 2nds Toro. They have done something different to these cigars, besides the packaging. These cigars now smoke harsher and have a bitter taste to them.They don't stay lit, (maybe because they are so moist), but this never happened with the older 2nds. I think this cigar is totally different than what they had been producing. I had always loved this cigar for it's draw and flavor, not anymore.
5 out of 5
Rocky Patel Vintage 2nds
Very good cigars at a great price. I have really enjoyed them and plan on placing another order soon.
5 out of 5
great for 2nds taste like 1rst
I would buy these over and over again. they are a great price and a great smoke. Only criticism is they go faster than 1rst but not by much. Also the wrapper can be thin but still provide enough coverage.
2 out of 5
The quality of these are not what they used to be
Very dis appaointed in how the roll is loose and the brn is inconsistant. Used to be 1 or 2 of the 15 would be questionabe. Now all 15 are low quality. I don't think I will be ordering these from CI anymore.
5 out of 5
Cigar afficianado
Great Cigar, smooth and tasty and smokes smooth down to the nub. Consistent quality boxed pressed. Minimal aftertaste. I couldn't find a good reason for calling them seconds so 5 star based on cigar and price.
5 out of 5
Great kept secret!
Great smoke, a lot of bang for the proverbial buck!
5 out of 5
Five star
Nothing but great cigars and service.highly recommend anyone that wants great cigars at great prices to visit cigar international
5 out of 5
Great cigar
great taste never fails. Great price
5 out of 5
Rap Seconds
A good value I would buy them again
2 out of 5
Not the best I have had delivered
stale and loose even after a month in the humidor. Burned up the middle. I have had these in the past and they were good, ranging from great upon delivery to needing a couple of weeks in the humidor. Not like this last batch.
5 out of 5
A very fine deal.
Great taste for a great price! These are quality smokes for a fraction of the original price. Go for it!
2 out of 5
The quality has dropped precipitously
The quality has dropped precipitously in these cigars. I won't be ordering them again.
5 out of 5
These cigars are really consistant.
These cigars are really consistant. Always a very smooth full bodied smoke that you never tire of. Remarkable value!
4 out of 5
Great Everyday Go To
This a fine go to cigar if you want an everyday smoke that is a step or two above. It is such a good value.
5 out of 5
Good smoke
Good smoke, why pay more?
5 out of 5
RP Vintage Toro '92 2nds
Top 5 cigar in my book. You can smell and feel the aged tobacco and realize you have something really special in your hands. The only difference from the regular version and the 2nd is there is no band. Burns straight like a razor. I'm hoarding these as I type.
4 out of 5
Unbelievable pricing
I was pleasantly surprised by these cigars. They provide a nice smoke for late afternoons and can last a while. The flavors are readily noticeable and pleasant.
4 out of 5
Not flashy, but still great.
My first CI order ever. That great Rocky Patel taste, (Sure, not as good as a RP Decade or such, but still better than most!) Made affordable by a few blemishes but fundamentally they smoke the same and taste good. Smashed square, you'll get used to smoking a rectangle. Sure, no flashy band to say "Hey, i'm smoking a Patel" but again. Good buy. Arrived just in time to celebrate the birth of my second niece.
3 out of 5
RP vintage 2nds 1992
Good everyday cigar.
5 out of 5
Rocky Patel Vintage 2nds Torpedo 1990
Outstanding smoke for the money. Have purchased multiple times and will continue for a great every day smoke.
5 out of 5
Phenomenal cigar, worth every cent.
Had the RP Vintage '92 Toro box pressed. One of the best cigars I've ever had, the same exact cigar as the originals except negligible gauge differences(can't tell unless you inspect for a good while). Burns super smooth and straight as a knife, tastes so good and smoked every one to the nub, already ordered my next mazo.
5 out of 5
Great cigars - great deal
Great cigars - great deal
3 out of 5
Good but not the same
excellent construction and burn excellent draw, was not as flavorful as what I remember the banded version being ,for the price I can't complain, overall have had very good luck with Rocky Patel's I just tried the American select that I really enjoyed
4 out of 5
Rocky Patel Vintage 2nds, Churchill, 1990 Cigars review.
I have enjoyed these Gems. They are smooth and burn evenly from the strike of the first match. I would love to buy more and stash them in my Humidor. In fact, I will buy more. I recommend these to anyone who is looking for a tasty Cigar, one that is imbued with a Cross-Blend of Flavors!
5 out of 5
Love cigars
ci always delivers! Great cigars at the best prices...fast delivery, great informative videos!
5 out of 5
Awesome price and quality
Awesome price and quality
5 out of 5
Always a great smoke....
Always a great smoke and a fantastic value No band, who cares? A few blems, who cares? Great Rocky smoke, I care!
5 out of 5
Great bang for the buck
Don't let the "2nds" moniker deter you from ordering/smoking these. These are great Rocky Patel smokes at a great price!
3 out of 5
Rocky Patel Seconds - Great But....
These are a great value and smoke. But they ship them very dry. You cannot smoke them for at least a week. That is my only complaint other than that they are a great smoke and value.
4 out of 5
2nd's were good.
Got these for a good knock-around smoke. Out of the 15, there were a couple that canoed and a couple that were hard to draw, but all in all they were the right price and they ARE Rocky Patel Vintage 1990.
Customer Testimonials
This is a steal! Minor blemishes makes the buyer a winner. You will be smoking a top notch cigar made by Rocky Patel.
A great little smoke! Worth the money and will purchase again!
What a sweet deal. These are my all time favorite cigars and with the price of the 2nds I can even share a few. Packed with flavor and incredibly smooth with a soft draw for plumes of smoke. These are a must have.
My favorite all around everyday cigar. I smoked one of these simultaneously with a regular Rocky Patel Vintage 1990 and could not tell a bit of difference. Therefore, I was convinced there isn't any difference with the 2nd's and always have several in my humidor.
My absolute favorite cigar! The entire RP brand is delicious, I haven't found one I didn't smoke to the finger tips. But at this price, who cares if there's a vein? They burn true, smoke easy, and are cheap enough to turn into a Yard-Gar. Highly recommend this one.
These are just as good as the real deal and a helluva lot cheaper. Don't listen to the bad reviews get some while you can. I have been through a bundle and haven't had one problem with them. Burn great and taste spectacular!
Amazing cigars. Got the perfectos and enjoyed every one. Will be buying them again. 8 out of 10
Just smoked one of these right out of the box and it was great!! Great smoke output, great performance, great aroma, the only reason why these didn't make 1st's is due to cosmetics (minimal blemish) only. Great buy! Can't wait to buy more.
Wow, these are a hidden gem. Very good burn and no draw problems. On #2 of 15. Very impressed.
Has been my go to smoke for the last couple of months. Its an all around great smoke.
I smoke the 1990 and 1992 in the Churchill size. They are virtually indistinguishable from the firsts. Slightly tight on the draw in the beginning, but opens up about an inch and a half in. Consistent performance and flavor profile over time. Medium to medium full and no nicotine strength. Perfect any time of the day. One of my favorite sticks.
These are great little smokes.
These are nice cheap sticks. They taste like the vintage but I ocassionally find some with a tar-ish taste. You get what you pay for.
Always a favorite of mine. Love the petite corona for those times I can't sit around for an hour to enjoy a great smoke.
The 1990 is one of my favorites. Great any time of the day stick and the seconds are absolutely the same as the firsts in construction, burn and taste.
Excellent cigar for an every day smoke. Excellent flavor and excellent price.
Nice flavor, but the draw was a little tight for my liking. Good value for the money no matter what the label says or doesn't say...
Unbelievable! It's now my new favorite.
I have enjoyed these cigars since their release and anyone I've introduced them to loves 'em as we'll. Great draw throughout with consistent, smooth flavor. My favorite in the humidor.
A friend had given me a couple of RP Vintage 1990 Robustos. I'm a Mild/medium kinda guy and these guys sat in the humidor cause the deep color scared me off. I shouldn't have waited! Great cigar. Well made. Even though very RICH in flavor, the smoothness allowed wimpy old me to really enjoy them. When I went cigar shopping, even at CI, these fellows ain't cheap. But, at the bundled 2nd price, they are a steal! I also picked up a bundle of perfectos for walking the dogs. They burn well and are good to the nub.
Got a pack of Robustos 1990 and they are fabulous! Very full bodied with tons of flavor and very chewy! Gobs of dark cocoa and expresso! Some sweetness and ZERO spice! No pepper zing either! Very smooooothy..... The only thing was the burn. Wonky at times and had to relight it. Annoying, but oh, GREAT flavor! Highly recommended!
One of the BEST CI DEALS on the site ! These babies are every bit as good as their high dollar brother “Rocky Patel Vintage 1990 Torpedo”. It has just the perfect draw & not too powerful with hints of caramel and cocoa. There is a bit of sweetness like a cherry chocolate or sweet cedar complementing its flavors. GREAT DEAL THANKS CI!
I may be one of the few who is not pleased with this purchase...bought a bundle in early March...fell in love with the Decade so I thought I would try these on the many great reviews...finding the draw on these sticks to be really hard...seems like I have to draw way to hard and getting a real bite when I do... I have also tried trimming less..than a little more...maybe I'll try a plug....I took them out of their plastic wrap and will let them sit in my humi...even at a little less than $3.00 a pop I will not buy these again.
A friend turned me on to the Vintage 1990. I'm pleased with the seconds, but I've smoke three of them now and each one needed to be re-lit for the last third. I also detect more bitterness from these than from the firsts that I've smoked. Overall, I'd still buy these again.
Great buy, excellent cigar for the golf game!
Good flavor but not great. I had quality issues with the burn. I would avoid theses for the price versus the value. The Nicaraguan 2nds smoked these. Way over rated in previous reviews!