Cigar Aficionado

Rocky Patel 15th Anniversary Robusto
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Tasting Note
Rocky Patel Premium Cigars sells millions of cigars every year, with a wide range of brands, and the ones that impress us again and again with consistently superior scores come from the Rocky Patel 15th Anniversary line. Made at Patel's Tavicusa factory in Estelí, Nicaragua, which is run by Amilcar Perez, the smokes have a robust and flavorful blend. The combination of high-priming Ecuador Havana wrappers grown by Tampa's Oliva Cigar Co. with full-flavored Nicaraguan filler and binder result in dynamite cigars that have a pleasant combination of flavor and elegance. In 2011, the Torpedo size placed on our Top 25. This year the Robusto excelled with its black cherry and dried fruit intonations around a rich core of coffee.
Body Medium-Full
Size Robusto
Ring Gauge 50
Length 5"
Filler Nicaragua
Binder Nicaragua
Wrapper Ecuador
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Jan 01, 2014
Price $9.50
Designation Top 25 of 2013 | Rank: 18
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2013 | Score: 92

Perfectly pressed with elegantly rounded shoulders and a three-seam cap. Each puff shows black cherry and dried fruit intonations around a core of earthy, coffee flavor.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2011 | Score: 92

A rich, flavorful balance of pepper, coffee, caramel and almonds is present in each puff of this dark, box-pressed robusto.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Aug 10, 2010 | Score: 88

Dark, oily and squarely pressed, this cigar has a firm draw though fairly even burn. A spicy start turns cedary with touches of oil notes on the finish.

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