Rocky Patel Connecticut April 6th, 2005 Steve R 90 Share: Yes, I know...I just did a write-up on the Rocky Patel Sun Grown. What can I say, Rocky makes some phenomenal cigars, and I am enjoying each new line that he’s come out with. Every time I crack open a box of Vintage, I know exactly what to expect from each cigar found inside. The same goes for the Sun Grown and the Edge, and Rocky’s latest creation, the Connecticut, is no different. The only twist, it’s mellow! Ahhh...an excellent change of pace from the fuller bodied blends, a la Sun Grown, 92 and Edge. When we first received samples of this new line, I was ecstatic – it’s absolutely gorgeous and the flavors follow suit. Since I just finished my samples and the experience is fresh in my mind, I’ll cut right to the chase and explain the flavor. Connecticut generates an abundance of ultra-smooth, earthy notes that coat your palate to the nub. It’s just that simple. There are no hints of leather, no notes of white pepper, and although I tried my hardest, red wine and floral nuances could not be found. Nope, none. Just a clean, crisp earthiness, coating my palate in a smooth, velvety manner. Exactly how a premium, mellow to medium bodied Honduran should smoke. The aftertaste seems to last forever after each puff, allowing you to fully enjoy the genuine flavors produced by quality Honduran tobaccos. The wrapper does its job well, taming the blend into a sit back ‘n relax, mellow strength that can be enjoyed anywhere, any time, any day. And quality hardly comes into play. Rocky Patel is on the ball, and each roll is perfect. There’s nothing more I can really say about this cigar. It’s solid in every aspect. If you enjoy Rocky’s cigars and want a nice, relaxing cigar to break the monotony of your full bodied selection, this cigar is an absolute must.