Review: Rocky Patel Edge Maduro

RP Edge maduroI remember when the Edge first came on the market, the cigar store I managed could not keep them in stock. Back then they were without a band and without a cello. They would come in boxes of 100 and we would sell out of about 5-7 boxes a week. It was incredible the buzz this cigar got. The question I always had, would they be able to keep the quality up with that type of mass production. The answer to me is they haven’t at least on the maduro smoke.

The Skinny:

Cigar: Rocky Patel Edge Maduro
Origin: Honduras
Size: Toro 6 x 52
Wrapper: Nicaragua
Binder: Mexico
Filler: Nicaragua, Panama

Pre-Light: This is the second cigar in a row that I was unable to pull a scent from the wrapper, while from the foot the smell was of light pepper which put me into a sneezing fit. The wrapper itself was a dark maduro, that was a little veiny but glistening with oils. The draw which had a sweetness to it, was firm.

Smoke: As I clipped this cigar with my V Cut it began to rain, and the mass exodus from the beach streamed past my car.  So with my cigar clipper, I lit up. The flavors were consistent all the way through of spices, light pepper and some wood. The ash was a tad bit flaky, although there were no burn issues.

Overall: This cigar missed for me. I can’t put my fingers on it what was missing, but it was not the same Edge that came on the market years ago. There was no desire to go back and get more, there was no desire to tell all my friends. It was just your average run of the mill premium cigar.

My Local Price: $6.50
Rating: 86 (Out of 100)