|#23: Rocky Patel 15th Anniversary
It’s the beginning of the second week of “30 Sticks in 31 Days” – the list of the Top 30 Cigars for 2010. Today I reveal the eighth installment of this list.
Coming in at #23 is the Rocky Patel 15th Anniversary. Last year, I considered 2009 an off-year for the Rocky Patel brand, but this year I feel Rocky came back with a very good stick. It might be #23 on this year’s list, but remember 2010 was an ultra-competitive year for new releases – therefore this would have probably been a Top 15 stick in other years.
The Rocky Patel 15th Anniversary was released shortly before the 2010 IPCPR show. It was a stick to commemorate Rocky Patel’s 15th year in the cigar industry. The stick is a very impressive boxpress stick. It has an beautiful Ecuadorian Habano wrapper with a Nicaraguan Jalapa binder and Nicaraguan fillers. I was glad to see some terrific complexity to this stick It contained some nice cedar spice, coffee notes, and nice hints of cinnamon. I assessed this as a stick of medium strength and medium to full body.
A full review is available here for more details on my experience with this cigar.
Recommended Vitola: Toro (6.5 x 52)