Rocky Patel Royal Vintage – Cigar Review

Basic Information: Rocky Patel Royal Vintage

This is review is of a Rocky Patel Royal Vintage by Rocky Patel Cigar. The size chosen for this review is the toro. This cigar consists of an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper with a Nicaraguan and Honduran tobacco blend on the interior. This is medium plus bodied smoke that retails around $5.25.


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


Aromas of raisin and spice engulf the nasal passage upon the pre-light sniff test. The cut we chose for this review is the straight cut. Notes of raisin and mineral are produced upon the cold draw.

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 body is medium plus, 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 body remains medium plus and burn remains sharp.

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


Cigar Aficionado – 93pts. 

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