Last night I was able to enjoy my first Rocky Patel Vintage 1990. This box-pressed cigar was quite a delight as the sun was setting. Previously I had a Vintage 1992 that, well, didn’t fair too well. The 1992 pretty much blew up in my hand, and I didn’t get to smoke it for more than ten minutes. I held onto this Rocky Patel Vintage 1990 for a little while, hoping that it would not be the same demise as the other cigar.
Rocky Patel Vintage 1990 Robusto 5.5×50 – Smells of bittersweet cocoa. No big flavors at light. Good amount of smoke, even at rest. Medium bodied but mild in flavor. Cocoa, nuts. Hints of coffee tannins. Smoke provides a level of creaminess. Second half becomes more bitter cocoa, some sort of floral note. Wrapper unravels with about 2 inches to go. Tried to work around it, but was tough in the dark. Flavor never really hit medium, mild-medium at strongest.
Again, another Vintage with wrapper problems. Bummer.