Basic Information: Rocky Patel Royal Vintage

Manufacturer – Rocky Patel Cigar

Size – Toro

Wrapper – Ecuadorian Sumatra

Tobacco Blend – Nicaragua and Honduras

Pricing – $5.25

Body – Medium +

Construction/Appearance:

The cigar is nice brown color with orange hues. There is one big vein spiraling down the side and invisible tight seams.

Pre-Light:

Aroma – Raisin and Spice

Type of Cut – Straight

Cold Draw – Raisin and Mineral

After Toast:

First Third – Salt, clove, chocolate and spice kick this off with a peppery touch on the finish! Loads of complexity out of the gate. The burn is sharp and ash fell at the ¾ of an inch mark.

Second Third – Cocoa, nuts and spice take hold of the profile in this third with a hint of tangy cedar intermittently showing itself. The burn remains sharp.

Final Third – Nuts, spice and cedar carry this cigar home with that pepper coming back on the finish. The burn remains sharp.

Suggested Pairing:

Bourbon – Bulliet

Wine – Opus One

Overall Experience:

This Rocky Patel Royal Vintage started off with an amazing profile in the first third and then calmed down and simplified through the remainder of the cigar. The second and final third were very consistent from a flavor standpoint. Overall, a solid smoke for a great price point. Another winner from the Rocky Patel line.

Ratings:

Cigar Aficionado – 93pts. 

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

Rocky Patel Royal Vintage