Rocky Patel Decade
Originally posted December 15, 2007 on Herfspace (before they deleted everything!)
Tonight I gave the Rocky Patel Decade a try. According to Rocky, he worked on this blend for two years. The wrapper is an ecuadorain sungrown sumarta, but the blend itself he is keeping secret.
After clipping the end with my trusty V cut, the pre-light draw was nice. Not too much flow, not too much resistance. Perfect. The wrapper was oily and firm. No large viens or construction flaws.
Upon lighting it up, I noticed this cigar is a medium bodied smoke with plenty of smooth flavors. There are hints of spice and wood intertwined with the tobacco taste. These tastes are not over powering at all. All the tastes compliment each other for an enjoyable cigar. It was even smooth when sending through the nasal passages. The flavor profile didn’t change a whole lot. I held on to this smoke until it started burning my fingers. Then I used the trusty ‘tool’ I have. Once my lips started to get overheated, I accepted that it was time to let this smoke to out.
The bottom line: This is one of Rocky’s smoothest, well constructed, and tastiest cigar releases. I’ll be buying a few more of these. My only complaint is the 9-10 dollar price tag. But it’s a damn good smoke.
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