Another IPCPR picture that did not make it to primetime, but still another cigar unveiled at IPCPR 2011.
At the trade show, Rocky Patel unveiled another addition into their popular Vintage line – this one is called the Rocky Patel Vintage 2003. This cigar joins the popular 1990 (Broadleaf wrapper), 1992 (Ecuadorian Sumatra), and 1999 (Connecticut) Vintage. The distinguishing feature a Cameroon wrapper.
I imagine the 2003 name comes from two areas. First 2003 was the year that Rocky Patel started putting his name on his cigars. Secondly, the Vintage 2003 contains 8 year old (from 2003) filler and binder.
The Rocky Patel Vintage 2003 has a similar profile in terms of binder and filler to its other Vintage siblings.
Filler: Dominican, Nicaraguan
There are five offerings for the Rocky Patel Vintage 2003. These sizes are found in the other Rocky Patel Vintage siblings of the 2003. Missing are the Petite Corona, Perfecto, Tubo, and Junior, but I assume this gives the blend some flexibility for line extensions in the future.
The Vintage 2003 will be sold in boxes of 20 cigars.
Robusto: 5 1/2 x 50 (SRP $7.55)
Toro: 6 1/2 x 52 (SRP $8.55)
Torpedo: 6 1/4 x 52 (SRP $9.55)
Churchill: 7 x 48 (SRP $8.55)
Sixty: 6 x 60 (SRP $10.80)
Here is my detailed assessment on this cigar.