Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Vintage 2006 San Andreas

Basic Information:

Name – Rocky Patel Vintage 2006 San Andreas

Size – Robosto

Wrapper – Mexican San Andreas

Tobacco Blend – Nicaragua

Pricing – $9.10

Body – Full

Construction/Appearance:

The cigar is a dark chocolate color with virtually no veins and invisible seams. The feel of the cigar is velvety and it is finished with a triple cap.

Pre-Light:

Aroma – Chocolate and Cedar

Type of Cut – Straight

Cold Draw – Cedar and Chocolate

After Toast:

First Third – The San Andreas begins with notes of chocolate followed by leather and a peppery finish. The chocolate and leather really settle into the palate as the pepper fades. Burn started sharp and ash held through the third.

Second Third – The chocolate and leather remain the dominant notes but a nice spice element really adds to the flavor experience here. Burn remained sharp and ash fell at the halfway point of the cigar.

Final Third – The chocolate notes really liven up as does the leather and spice making this a real full bodied smoke. Some oak notes rise up in this third as well. The burn remained sharp.

Suggested Pairing:

Scotch – Johnny Walker Double Black

Wine – Domaine Carneros Hyde Vineyard Merlot

Overall Experience:

I found this Rocky Patel Vintage 2006 San Andreas from Rocky Patel Cigars to be a good smoke. Not a ton of complexity, but enough rich flavors to make the experience a great one. If you see this cigar, pick it up and try it if the flavor profile is in your wheelhouse.

Ratings:

Cigar Aficionado – N/A

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

In an industry built on name recognition and reputation, Rocky Patel’s passion has brought his brand to heights unseen by most boutique cigar manufacturers. His hard work and long hours have been paying off in big ways. A survivor of the cigar boom, Patel has outlasted his competition with unrivaled persistence on his quest for perfection. With a grueling travel schedule, office responsibilities and production, Rocky still maintains the enthusiasm that he has had since day one. As he travels the world, putting his cigars in the mouths of his consumers, his passion extends beyond the retailer, allowing his customers the experience of meeting the man behind their favorite smokes. Rocky Patel has created a company that has out shined even those created by multimillion dollar corporations, and he’s doing it one customer at a time.

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