Basic Information: Rocky Patel Hamlet 25th Year

Manufacturer – Rocky Patel Cigars

Size – Robusto

Wrapper – Ecuador Habano

Tobacco Blend – Pennsylvania, Honduras, Nicaragua

Pricing – $8.75

Body – Medium 

Construction/Appearance:

The wrapper is light brown with some reddish/orange hues and is velvety to the touch. It has minimal veins and invisible seams.

Pre-Light:

Aroma – Cedar and Coffee

Type of Cut – Straight

Cold Draw – Vanilla, Nuts and Cedar

After Toast:

First Third – The Rocky Patel Hamlet 25thYear starts with some vanilla, nuts and a spicy peppery note on the finish. The vanilla and spice begin once this cigar settles in with an almond flavor that follows. The burn is sharp and ash fell at the end of the third.

Second Third – Almond and spice take the wheel in this third with the vanilla moving to the finish. The burn remained sharp.

Final Third – The final third starts with a toasted bread like flavor with the spice still lingering on the finish. Cedar come into play about the very end of this cigar with the spice stillhanging on until the the last puff.

Suggested Pairing:

Scotch – Glenlivet 15

Wine – Del Dotto Chardonnay

Overall Experience:

I can say with certainty that almond within the flavor profile is probably one of my favorite notes in a cigar. What a fantastic palate experience with just enough power to push it over the mild bodied mark to medium. While it’s not incredibly complex from a flavor profile and major transitions standpoint, I think the Rocky Patel Hamlet 25th Year is a perfect cigar for anyone who enjoys a good medium smoke.

Ratings:

Cigar Aficionado – 86pts.

About Rocky Patel Cigars – http://www.rockypatel.com

Rocky Patel Hamlet 25th Year