Rocky Patel American Market Selection

Rocky Patel American Market Selection

Rocky Patel American Market Selection

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Nicaraguan and Honduran

Size: 5 ½ x 50 Robusto

Price: $5.85

Acquired: Samples sent courtesy of Famous Smoke Shop

Over the years I have smoked a number of different Rocky Patel blends.  To be completely honestly at some point I had forgotten about Rocky Patel, I mean I always knew they were around, and I knew they were still putting out tons of products. For some reason though, I just hadn’t picked up one of their sticks in quite some time. Luckily for me our good friend Cory over at Famous Smoke Shop emailed me and said he wanted to send some over to review.

Looks: The Rocky Patel American Market Selection features a light brown Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper leaf with some light to medium veins present and a double cap. The band is black with gold trim and lettering. The band reads, “ Rocky Patel” and “American Market Selection.”

Smoking Conditions: Approximately 81 degrees and very humid, like miserably humid.

Pre-Light: The Rocky Patel American Market Selection had an aroma of hay and earth. The pre-light draw reveals flavors of hay, and somewhat reminded me of cigars my grandpa smoked when I was a kid.

Taste: Flavor wise this cigar is full of flavor. Upon first lighting, I was greeted with a deep richness and flavors of cocoa. Tons of creaminess were also noted upon my first few puffs. There was an ever so slight pleasant bitterness also present on the back end. As I started to get into the Rocky Patel American Market Selection a warm leathery note began to develop and about a quarter of the way in was joined with a very slight nuttiness. The remainder of the stick stayed fairly consistent with the cocoa, leather, and nutty flavors as well as the sweet creaminess. The bitterness that was present was a pleasant one and it remained throughout the entire smoke.  Overall, this was a great tasting cigar.

Strength: Mild

Burn: Straight and even. I would note that the smoke was noticeably abundant on this stick.

Buy it? Considering I had unintentionally drifted away from Rocky Patel, I was very pleased with this cigar and very pleased to have come back around to them. For the price, how can you not like this cigar?  Being a fan of Ecuadorian Connecticut wrappers, I think this will be one that will find a place in my humidor. Don’t take my word for it,  try it for yourself at Famous Smoke Shop

Interested in trying this cigar or any other Rocky Patel cigars? Stop in and visit our good friends over at Famous Smoke Shop

Rocky Patel American Market Selection box

 

 

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