Cigar Review: Rocky Patel 1992

Rocky Patel Vintage 1992

Rocky Patel Vintage 1992

It’s hard to believe that 10 months into 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
: 5.5 x 50 (Robusto)
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra Aged 10 Years
Binder: Nicaragua
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.

Rating: 91
Price: $122 a box at TS Cigars

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  • TriMarkC

    I love these cigars! I love the 1990′s better, but these are awesome, as well!

  • Jason T

    I also prefer the 90 over the 92. The 92 is a good smoke, but there’s just something about it that doesn’t suit me. One thing I can say is that the construction is always fantastic. Nice review.

  • dk_fxn

    nice review Barry!

  • Robert

    Nice review. I too get something like dark fruit out of this cigar. But I’ve always considered it to be “raisin-y.” But, maybe it’s more like dried cherries than raisins…I’ll make sure to take note of it in the next one I smoke. Thanks for the review!

  • Steve Mattson

    I too picked up on the black cherry flavor and its one of the things I like the most about this cigar. However, I prefer the 92 to the 90. I must admit that I haven’t smoked anywhere near the number of 90′s to the boxes of 92′s. Though I have smoked several of the other sizes, i prefer the Torro.

  • Brian

    I can see no one has been on this thread in awhile, but I’m on the last third of one of these great smokes as I write this. I do taste the black cherry or sun dried fruit taste from this stick in the 1st third but I find that it is much more prevalent in the 90. This is one of my staple stogies along with the 90. I’ve found that from stick to stick these are some of the most consistent cigars I’ve smoked. There’s not a lot of flavor variance like you get with my favorite stick the padron 1926, but the consistent flavor you do get is great with the fruity earthy flavor at the head to the slightly spicy coffee you get towards the end. And the fact that I’m paying 750 for the robusto as compared to 20 bocks for the 1926 is a huge plus. I would recommend this cigar to anyone who likes a medium to full flavored stick with confidence…great cigar

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