⊗ Rocky Patel Vintage 1990 Robusto is a staple in Rocky’s vast portfolio of cigar brands. Handmade in Honduras, rich Broadleaf wrappers envelop a smooth blend of Dominican and Nicaraguan long-fillers. A medium-bodied profile of cocoa, cedar, earth and sweet spices is presented in cool, copious draws that satisfy from beginning to end. Vintage 1990 has received a nice number of 90+ ratings and remains one of the bestselling bedrock cigars that put Rocky on the map.
⊗ By now, Rocky Patel is a name synonymous with incredible premium cigar, but the Rocky Patel Vintage 1990 Cigar was the very first cigar to bear his name! As one would expect from a Rocky Patel release, this is a well-balanced smoke with an even burn and impeccable construction.
The 1990 Vintage is made up of a wonderfully aged 12-year-old Honduran Maduro wrapper, build around a blend of 8-year-old Nicaraguan and Dominican Ligero fillers. The result is a mild to medium bodied, smooth and balanced, cigar with wonderful notes of nuts and caramel. As any cigar aficionado will tell you that when Rocky blends a cigar, it tends to lean towards the sophisticated palate, and may not hot the right notes with the novice smoker.
⊗ Rocky says that when blending tobaccos from various regions, it takes greater skill and knowledge, but the result is the symmetry and marrying of all these flavors to produce a great tasting cigar. “I blend every cigar myself. It’s time-consuming and painstaking. I’ll literally go through a hundred blends until I settle into a palate winner. Most of my blends are a year in the making.”
The Rocky Patel 1990 Vintage received an epic 92-rating from Cigar Aficionado in October 2004, and made it into the Cigars of The Year list in 2004 & 2006!
⊗ Rocky Patel’s Vintage Series of cigars have been blazing hot. For good reason. This Vintage ’90 blend is nothing short of masterful: complex and smooth, with layer after layer of deep box-pressed flavor. With these beauties, the wrapper tobacco is the key ingredient. In fact these wrappers are incredible. Let me explain:
⊗ Vintage 1990 is a blend of Dominican and Nicaraguan Ligero draped in a tantalizing natural Broadleaf wrapper from Honduras. It’s medium-bodied and box-pressed with a really enjoyable, complex smooth-rich flavor.
⊗ To accompany its spot within the world’s Top 50 Cigars, Vintage 1990 received a ’93’ and ’92’ rating! “A pressed, attractive cigar with great oils and nice color. It’s nutty, earthy and sweet, with a medium to full body. A finger burner.”