⊗ A classic from back in his earlier days, the Rocky Patel Vintage 1992 Juniors is still taking names and kicking…well, let’s just say you will not be disappointed. Many of you may not remember, but there was a time when there were fewer than a dozen well-known RP cigars. Moreover, that includes his now-defunct Indian Tabac brand! On the heels of the meteoric The Edge, Rocky released the twin threat of the Vintage series to include the 1990 and 1992 (the Vintage 1999 would come later), each containing the same blend of Nicaraguan and Dominican Ligeros aged a full eight years. Destined for greatness, the 1992 was graced with a magnificent 10-year-old Ecuadorian Sumatra to give it a style all its own.
⊗ Originally decorated with the same garnet and gold as its brethren 1990 version, the latest Rocky Patel Vintage 1992 Juniors cigar carries dual black and gold labels to distinguish it by look as much as it always has been by taste. The mahogany colored outer leaf displays all the hallmarks of quality tobacco: shimmering oils, a fine tooth, and small, unobtrusive veining. The aroma of the unlit stick is chocolatey, but that is as far as the sweetness runs with this stick. Once alight, the thick smoke is awash in spicy, woody flavors with just a touch of cream and some floral notes in the retrohale. Medium bodied from start to finish; this grand cigar will be hard to put down.
Compactly pressed with a dark veinless wrapper. The draw leaves earthy, nutty flavors on the palate as well as a cocoa powder finish.
⊗ The Rocky Patel Vintage 1992 may be one of Rocky’s most recognizable cigars, as most cigar smokers can spot those burgundy bands from across the humidor. These modern classics have earned distinction after distinction due to the inclusion of well-aged tobaccos inside a well-constructed and flavorful cigar.
⊗ The Vintage 1992 features a 10-year-old Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper that has been blended with 8-year-old filler tobaccos from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua. The result is a medium-bodied smoke that’s sweet, spicy with notes of nuttiness.
⊗ Many seasoned cigar smokers reach for these consistent cigars and are often rewarded with a smooth and enjoyable smoking experience.