Rocky Patel

Team Cigar Review: Rocky Patel White Label Toro

Team Cigar Review: Rocky Patel White Label Toro

This is the ideal Connecticut shade flavor profile I look for. Soft notes galore, with sweetness and creaminess upfront, and accented wood and spice notes. But I have a major gripe about this Rocky Patel White Label Toro. The price tag of $20 for a Connecticut shade is a bit ridiculous. But I'll push that aside and will weigh more on the actual (more important) flavor experience.

Team Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Sixty Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Sixty Robusto

While I thoroughly enjoyed the first third, the latter two thirds showed too much leather without backing it up with other notes. The Rocky Patel Sixty Robusto has a good number of flares (triple bands, nice quality wrapper), but I don't care about that, as I'm only concerned about the flavor delivery. So given that perspective, the higher $16 price point just doesn't deliver.

Cigar News: Rocky Patel Freedom Maduro Announced

Cigar News: Rocky Patel Freedom Maduro Announced

Handcrafted at Rocky’s Tavicusa factory in Esteli, the Rocky Patel Freedom Maduro is a powerful Nicaraguan Puro. Made with aged Nicaraguan tobaccos for the filler and binder, followed by a flawless and dark Nicaraguan Habano Oscuro wrapper.

Team Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Disciple Bala

Team Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Disciple Bala

The Rocky Patel Disciple Bala delivers quite the visual spectacle for the pre-light, and there is a time through the first third where the cigar shows promise, unfortunately the dark and earthy nature of the profile just becomes palate fatiguing for the remainder of the review. Although I do really enjoy full bodied cigars, the Bala seemed to provide strength at the expense of flavor complexity.

Team Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Grand Reserve Toro

Team Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Grand Reserve Toro

This was a good flavor profile, delivering a small set of flavors, but big flavors. The fresh seeded jalapeno and richness in sweet and creamy nuttiness was all it took. I really enjoyed that simplistic nature of the Rocky Patel Grand Reserve Toro. This, coupled by a great burning and drawing cigar, yields just a darn good cigar.

Team Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Cigar Smoking World Championship Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Cigar Smoking World Championship Robusto

The Rocky Patel Cigar Smoking World Championship Robusto was a fairly average flavor profile overall, with the most interesting components coming in the first third. Notes of cedar, powdered cocoa, baking spices and graham cracker. For a cigar that is built around slow smoking, I found the smoking time to be a stretch to make the 1 hour and 30 minute mark.

Team Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Number 6 Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Number 6 Robusto

The Rocky Patel Number 6 Robusto reinforces my experience that cigars comprised largely of Honduran tobacco are either amazing or lackluster. For me, the flavor profile started out promising in the first third, and then fell to average and fairly forgettable for the remainder of the smoking experience.

Team Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Aged Limited Rare Second Edition Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Aged Limited Rare Second Edition Robusto

The Rocky Patel Aged Limited Rare Second Edition Robusto has a very impressive presentation, I only wish the same care had been taken with the blend profile. Unfortunately, the flavor profile rapidly falls apart after the first third, eventually becoming harsh and unpleasant by the final third. The construction was impeccable.

Cigar News: Rocky Patel Ships New Java x-press

These new tiny smokes feature all the familiar chocolate and coffee flavors of Java Maduro cigars, but in a convenient 10-minute shape. The x-press tins will carry a suggested retail price of $24 per pack and will be showcased in displays of five.

Cigar News: Rocky Patel Releases Grand Reserve for International Market

Cigar News: Rocky Patel Releases Grand Reserve for International Market

Rocky Patel Premium Cigars is set to launch a new cigar line available solely on the international market. The new Rocky Patel Grand Reserve will debut at this week’s InterTabac Cigar Show in Dortmund, Germany, and will begin shipping to tobacconists outside the United States in October.