⊗ Rocky’s bread and butter.
In the “cigar community” (is it me or is there a “community” for everything these days?), Rocky Patel’s Vintage Series of cigars have been blazing hot. For good reason. This blend is nothing short of masterful: complex and smooth, with layer after layer of deep box-pressed flavor. Offered in 2 styles, Vintage 1990 and Vintage 1992. With each, the wrapper tobaccos are the key ingredient. In fact these wrappers are incredible. Let me explain:
⊗ Vintage 1992 boasts the identical Nicaraguan and Dominican ligero long-fillers as the 1990, with the variation being very dark 10 year old Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper. It’s medium-bodied and box-pressed with a creamy, nutty, and full flavor.
⊗ Great news! Rocky Patel Vintage 1992 received a 91-rating, noting: “A thick, medium-bodied cigar full of coffee and earth. It draws and burns evenly, taking on licorice flavors and a woody finish.”
The 1992 Vintage gets its refinement from a 10-year-old Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper, balanced by Dominican and Nicaraguan fillers and a Nicaraguan binder. The consistently smooth 1992 Vintage is highly renowned, earning a 90 rating on multiple occasions.
⊗ Originally decorated with the same garnet and gold as its brethren 1990 version, the latest Rocky Patel Vintage 1992 Petit Corona 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.
⊗ Sure, they have been around the block a time or two, but that is no reason to overlook the reasons why it has been around so long. Great flavor, great price, great cigar. Get yourself some of these Rocky Patel Vintage 1992 Petit Corona smokes right now and get back to the more difficult decisions in your life. Have you decided where you are going to dinner yet?