Cigar Aficionado

Rocky Patel Vintage 1990 Churchill
48 48
Tasting Note
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.
Body Medium
Size Churchill
Ring Gauge 48
Length 7"
Filler Nicaragua, Dom. Rep.
Binder Nicaragua
Wrapper Honduras
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Aug 01, 2018
Price $10.10
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2013 | Score: 90

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.

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