It’s hard to believe that 10 months into acigarsmoker.com that I have yet to review the Rocky Patel Vintage 1992. One of my first go to smokes, I lost my way and started smoking new stuff every time I lit up. Today I decided to take a trip down memory lane. While I prefer the 1990 I found this stick in the back of my humidor and I decided to share the experience on the Internet.
Cigar: Rocky Patel Vintage 1992
Size: 5.5 x 50 (Robusto)
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra Aged 10 Years
Filler: Dominican & Nicaragua Aged 8 Years
Appearance & Construction (18/20): This slightly box pressed cigar has some thin veins adorning the wrapper, and virtually has no seems. The foot of the cigar reveals a well packed stick that has a good weight to it. The simple double band sports colors of red and maroon that fit this classic Rocky Patel stick. The only flaw was the slightly week cap, that has a tendency to unravel a bit from time to time, stick to stick.
Flavor & Notes (27/30): The prelight draw on this stick reveals a sweet black cherry note that reminds me of a Dr. Browns soda. It is a note I always get from these sticks, yet I have not found a reviewer to make reference to it. Once the cigar is lit, there is a totally different experience. Right off the bat you are hit with notes of earth, which is normally a note I am not a fan of. However, on the Rocky Patel Vintage 1992 the earth has a richness to it which makes it enjoyable. As we reach the transition point to the 2nd third of the smoke notes of coffee and nuts. The final third of the cigar has some really nice coffee notes making this the perfect cigar to enjoy after dinner.
Burn/Ash/Draw (23/25): The draw of this smoke from prelight, to toasting, to nub is perfect all the way through. The ash was a little flaky and it could of held a little better but the ash was a very light shade of gray almost bordering on white. The burn was very straight which is always a nice thing.
Overall (23/25): Even though I prefer the Vintage 1990 the 1992 remains one of my favorite Rocky Patel cigars. A great flavor profile, and a nice draw made this cigar a perfect way to end the day.
Price: $122 a box at TS Cigars