Cigar Oasis - The Leader in Cigar Humidification Since 1997

Cigar Oasis - The Leader in Cigar Humidification Since 1997

Cigar Oasis - The Leader in Cigar Humidification Since 1997

Cigar Review | Rocky Patel Twentieth Anniversary

It’s Stog o’Clock, and this time, I check out the Rocky Patel Twentieth Anniversary in the Rothschild size. This 4.5×50 box-pressed cigar features a Honduran wrapper concealing Honduran and Nicaraguan leaves. It was made to commemorate Rocky’s 20th year in business.

Rocky Patel Twentieth Anniversary

The wrapper offers a light leather aroma, while I smell graham cracker out of the foot. Once lit, there is oily leather, black pepper, and earth on the draw. Through the nose, I pick up sweet peanut with caramel. The finish gives me more black pepper with leather and earth.

After twenty minutes, the first third closes out. On the draw, I pick up nutty earth with black pepper and a metallic note. Through the nose, spicy cinnamon mixes with sweet gingerbread. The finish offers oak with leather and black pepper. Strength and body settle in at the medium-to-full mark.

Rocky Patel Twentieth Anniversary

Fifty minutes in, the second third finishes out. Nutmeg comes through on the draw with some black pepper and earth. There is no change to the retro-hale. The finish gives me bitter leather on top of charred oak. Strength and body continue to be at the medium-to-full mark.

Rocky Patel Twentieth Anniversary

The final third gets me to one hour and fifteen minutes. I get more nutmeg on the draw with leather and cedar. Through the nose, bitter gingerbread dominates. The finish offers a near-Dominican twang flavor on top of black pepper and leather. Strength and body finish out at the medium-to-full mark.

Rocky Patel Twentieth Anniversary

The Rocky Patel Twentieth Anniversary is a decent offering that could use some humidor time. It has a decent amount of complexity, but the flavors need to mellow out a bit before it really shines. I’d love to give this one another go after a year of rest. It’s worth a single or a five pack, but I wouldn’t rush out and buy a box, especially for nearly $10 per stick.

Smoke on!
-Noah (CutLightSmoke)

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