Rocky Patel Premium Cigars has released the Rocky Patel 2012 Decade Edición Limitada: a limited production Decade with a broadleaf wrapper and bolder blend.
The blend on the 2012 release is the same as in past years: a Pennsylvanian maduro broadleaf wrapper around a bunch of Nicaraguan filler and binder tobacco—with one special change. “The exception,” said creative director Anthony Jimenez, “is that we added one additional leaf of ligero, giving the cigar a bigger, bolder flavor.”
The Decade Edición Limitada comes in three sizes: Robusto (5 1/2 inches by 52), Toro (6 by 52) and Torpedo (6 1/4 by 52). The cigars have suggested retail prices of $10.60, $11.60 and $12.10, respectively.
The three-size limited-production line was originally released in March 2010, making this the third year of Edición Limitada Decades for Rocky Patel Cigars. The Torpedo scored 90 points in the December 2010 issue of Cigar Aficionado magazine.
Rocky Patel Cigars produced just 500 boxes of each size. They come in boxes of 20 and are made at the El Paraiso factory in Honduras, so the entire production across all three sizes was just 30,000 cigars. The line shipped at the end of April and is in retail stores now.
This article first appeared in today's issue of Cigar Insider.