This week Brian and I were honored to once again join Bob and Dale for their weekly Cigar Radio Herfcast. As always it was a pleasure to smoke a fine cigar among the company of our good friends at The Dog Watch Social Club.
If you are not familiar with the show, I strongly recommend setting aside some time on your schedule to kick back with a good cigar, relax, and enjoy the show Bob and Dale put together week after week.
The cigar we smoked this week was the Rocky Patel Vintage 1999. This cigar is rolled in Nicaragua with a Connecticut wrapper from 1999. It also has a Nicaraguan binder as well as Nicaraguan and Dominican fillers. All of which are aged seven years. Unlike the Rocky Patel Vintage 1990 and 1992, this cigar is not square pressed and sports a Gold and White band.
Upon my pre light inspection I found the wrapper to be smooth with small veins. There was also a light oily sheen that complimented the light brown Connecticut wrapper very well. When pinched we all found the cigar to be very firm with little spring. This caused a little concern, but we moved on to clip the cigars. At this point we were all amazed to find the draw to be excellent while the cigar felt so packed with tobacco.
Once the cigar was lit it produced lots of thick flavorful smoke. The initial base flavor was that of a classic Connecticut wrapped cigar. The finish was a little on the dry side while the body fell within the medium spectrum.
After a few minutes the base flavor slowly changed to incorporate Toasty and Buttery flavors that mixed well together. The body was about the same while the slightly dry finish faded and became smooth and creamy. The draw was still excellent and produced a firm, light colored ash and even burn.
As we continued to smoke the body slowly began to build while the finish only seemed to get smoother and creamier. This left us discussing how it seemed as though the rich smoke was coating our mouths with flavor. The base flavor stayed very consistent throughout producing a Toasty and Buttery taste.
As the show, and our cigars, came to a close we all agreed that this would be an excellent cigar for the new smoker as well as the seasoned smoker, as it surely would not offend even a new smoker with its flavors and aroma.
If you are a fan of the Rocky Patel line of cigars, this is a cigar you should definitely put on your shopping list.
As always, Bob and Dale, it was a pleasure joining you for another show and we look forward to joining you once again in the future.
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