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REVIEW | Rocky Patel Vintage 1990 Torpedo

Tasting Note: A dark, box-pressed torpedo that smokes evenly. This is primarily a nutty, toasty cigar with sweet, balancing touches of cocoa and nougat.

  • Size: Figurado
  • Ring Gauge: 52
  • Length: 6 1/4"

  • Filler: Nicaragua, Dom. Rep.
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Wrapper: Honduras
  • Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Apr 01, 2012
  • Price: $9.80

More Reviews of This Cigar

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Feb 01, 2006
Score: 90
This sweet, toasty cigar is mild to medium bodied. It has fine balanced, and a touch of sweetness complementing its woody taste.

Issue: Cigar Insider, Jan 01, 2004
Score: 89
This box-pressed figurado has medium-bodied flavors. It smacks of caramel and cocoa. The finish has a malt and coffee bean flavor combination.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Jan 01, 1970
Score: 91
Patel to build a cigar brand. The seemingly tireless Patel spends much of his time in Honduras, showing consumers and retailers the ins and outs of the cigar industry, and the rest of his time seems to be spent in cigar shops across the United States, explaining the virtues of his products to cigar smokers. His smokes have come into their own in recent years, and none is better than his vintage line, the first cigars to bear his name. Made by General Cigar in what used to be the UST factory in Danlí, Honduras, the cigars are a by-product of Patel’s inquisitive nature, which led to the discovery of older tobaccos that weren’t being used on house brands. The 6 1/4 by 52 torpedo is not too powerful, with notes of caramel and cocoa.

Cigar Aficionado's 100-Point Scale
  • Classic: 95-100
  • Outstanding: 90-94
  • Very good to excellent: 80-89
  • Average to good commercial quality: 70-79
  • Don't waste your money: 0-69
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