Saturday, August 30, 2008
Rocky Patel Old World Reserve Maduro (robusto)
This 54 ring gauge by 5 and 1/2 inch robusto is sharply box-pressed with a tie-dyed pattern of ebony maduro and reddish brown swirls. But there is nothing remotely "hippie" about it's refined flavor. It starts off with dark chocolate that transitions smoothly into rich leather and aged tobacco. The body is creamy with tasty sweet notes of caramel and molassas. The finish is marathon long. I picked this one up at a B&R for around $11, but I'm sure if you shop around you can find it for a few dollars cheaper. This cigar makes for a wonderful treat.