Cigar Aficionado

Rocky Patel Vintage 1990 Churchill
48 48
Tasting Note
Squarely pressed with a round head and dark, oily wrapper. A bracingly strong start, smacking of coffee and earth, makes way for medium-bodied cedar and herbal intonations.
Body Medium
Size Churchill
Ring Gauge 48
Length 7"
Filler Nicaragua, Dom. Rep.
Binder Nicaragua
Wrapper Honduras
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Dec 01, 2013
Price $8.55
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2018 | Score: 91

This Churchill gives off a big aroma of baking spices as it burns. Its woody core becomes more interesting and detailed with licorice notes, chocolate and hints of cinnamon.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2013 | Score: 90

Sweet and toasty with notably coconut flavor and a touch of coffee bean. This cigar is oily and pressed with a slightly firm draw.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2010 | Score: 89

Dark, oily and squarely box-pressed, this solidly made cigar starts off bitter but turns sweet and cedary with a nougat-like finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2009 | Score: 87

Evenly box-pressed and cool burning with a great draw. Woody, toasty and light citrus notes come through, although the cigar could use a touch of sweetness.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2007 | Score: 85

This pressed maduro is somewhat tight. It has a charred wood note, with some vegetal elements, and a touch of anise on the finish. Medium bodied.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jan 01, 2004 | Score: 87

This pressed Churchill is oily and solidly constructed. It has an easy draw and burn. Woody flavors have a hint of metallic bitterness. Medium in body.

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
100-Point Scale