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Top 5 Rocky Patel Cigars Every Cigar Smokers Should Know

From a successful career as one of Hollywood’s finest attorneys to a cigar maker - does a person’s life get any more lavishly interesting than that? Rakesh ‘Rocky’ Patel’s name is almost synonymous with world-class cigars. Having created one of the most premium brands in the world, Rocky Patel developed a cigar brand under the aegis of his grandfather.

Rocky Patel’s cigar brand, Rocky Patel Premium Cigars, is a well-calculated entrepreneurial risk that ultimately paid off because of his passion, enthusiasm, and determination to create a more extensive line of fine, premium cigars. World over, Rocky Patel’s cigar franchise is known for its sophistication and grandeur in the tobacco world. Any cigar lover worth their salt knows of this brand and the legendary entrepreneur behind it. If you’re newly inducted into the world of cigars, then here’s quick profile navigation into the portfolio of Rocky Patel.

Let’s take a look at the top 5 Rocky Patel cigars that every cigar smoker should know of -

1. Rocky Patel Decade

Among Rocky’s most lauded releases is Rocky Patel Decade. The blend scored an impressive 95 points from Cigar Aficionado following its debut. Its medium to full-bodied flavors of cedar, black pepper, and almonds carry hints of dried cherries. Handcrafted in Honduras, Rocky blended a proprietary recipe of Nicaraguan tobaccos under a succulent Ecuador Sumatra wrapper leaf.

2. Rocky Patel The Edge
Rocky Patel The Edge remains a standout smoke in Rocky’s arsenal thanks to its full-bodied, full-flavored profile of hearty and spicy tasting notes. Four classic shapes are available in either a Corojo, Habano or a Maduro wrapper leaf. Beneath, lies a potent recipe of Nicaraguan binder and filler tobaccos. Take ‘RP’ The Edge for a test drive when you’re craving a robust after-dinner cigar.

Rocky Patel Vintage

Rocky Patel Vintage is the series that originally put Rocky’s name on the map. The franchise has received numerous ratings of 90 points and up in Cigar Aficionado and has grown to include five popular blends. Rocky Patel Vintage 1990 is box-pressed with a dark and sweet Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper. Rocky Patel Vintage 1992 features a lustrous Ecuador Sumatra leaf and a medium-bodied blend of Dominican and Nicaraguan long-fillers. Rocky Patel Vintage 1999 appeals to fans of lighter cigars with its blond Connecticut Shade wrapper and nutty finish. Rocky Patel Vintage 2003 is drafted with a classic Cameroon wrapper and the most recent edition, Rocky Patel Vintage 2006, is finished in an earthy San Andrés leaf. These Vantage Series guarantee to impress a number of palates.

4. Rocky Patel Sun Grown Maduro

The second cigar in Rocky’s portfolio to score 95 points in Cigar Aficionado was also ranked the ‘#2 Cigar of the Year’ for 2016. Rocky Patel Sun Grown Maduro delivers an attractive profile of dark cocoa, earth, almonds, and chestnuts with a sweet finish. A delicious Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper marries a rich, full-bodied combo of Nicaraguan binder and filler tobaccos.

5.Rocky Patel Quarter Century
What started as two men with minimal cigar experience in an industry full of Cuban dominance, has since become a cigar line that is a world renown success headed up by an individual whose name is on every cigar lover's lips. For 25 years, Rocky Patel has honed and developed his skills, producing some of the best selling cigars on the market. From Rocky Patel Decade, Fifteenth Anniversary to Twentieth Anniversary, the craftsmanship has been supreme. Rocky Patel has released Quarter Century, a three-size line that uses 10-year aged tobacco throughout its blend. A gorgeous Mexican San Andrés wrapper encases a delicious blend of a Honduran binder with Nicaraguan, as well as some undisclosed fillers that have all been delicately aged an additional 2 years once rolled. This blend is offering a medium to full-bodied experience with notes of earth, white pepper, leather, nuts, and oak that will dance across your palate from first spark to final draw. This is history in the making, so don't miss out on the chance to score some of these amazing cigars!

Dazzled by the sheer variety and scope of Rocky Patel’s cigars? As a cigar aficionado, check out the Rocky Patel range and more premium cigars on Cigar Conexion today!
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