ROCKY PATEL 15TH ANNIVERSARY
WRAPPER: Ecuador Habano BINDER: Nicaragua FILLER: Nicaragua
The Fifteenth Anniversary is a celebration cigar to mark Rocky Patel’s 15 years in the cigar business. It doesn’t sound like much compared to other cigar makers who have family history in the industry that goes back generations, but when you look at his company’s history, and where they are today, you realize how big a deal it really is and why it deserves a great cigar to celebrate this milestone. The Rocky Patel Fifteenth Anniversary is truly that cigar and Rocky himself describes it as “the Decade on steroids”, referring to his successful 10 year anniversary brand.
This cigar continues the legacy of Rocky Patel’s consistent 90+ ratings by Cigar Aficionado and other publications. The workmanship on the Anniversary is point on with a triple cap, 2 binders and the slow process of bunching the long filler leaves Cuban/entubado style giving each cigar an easy draw, and a nice even burn. These square-pressed Nicaraguan powerhouses are rich, complex, and full of flavor. The eye-catching high-priming Ecuador Habano wrapper, combined with 2 peppery binders and a robust blend of long-filler tobaccos, create clouds of mouthwatering smoke --with toasty notes of spice, cocoa, and espresso, along with a lingering sweetness. If you haven’t already tried one of these and joined the celebration, you owe it to yourself to do so. The Rocky Patel 15th Anniversary is that good.