Cigar Aficionado

Rocky Patel 15th Anniversary Toro (Tubo)
Toro (Tubo)
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Tasting Note
Rich and nutty in character, this dark toro also delivers plenty of dark chocolate and oaky vanilla notes that lead to a long, tasty finish redolent of cashews and peanuts.
Body Medium-Full
Size Corona Gorda
Ring Gauge 50
Length 6"
Filler Nicaragua
Binder Nicaragua
Wrapper Ecuador
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Oct 01, 2018
Price $12.40
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jan 01, 2019 | Score: 92

It's been eight years since Rocky Patel released his 15th Anniversary cigar, but Patel decided to give it a new release of sorts this year. The blend didn't change, but the packaging did, with adjustments to the box (both inside and out) and the band, which has a bit more metallic luster, so while it's not a new cigar, it has a new appearance. Unlike many Rocky Patel cigars, which are made in Honduras, this line is made in his Nicaraguan factory, which he owns with partner Amilcar Perez-Castro, who oversees the operation. The Ecuadoran wrapper that covers this cigar combines with the Nicaraguan tobacco on the inside to produce a medium-to-full-bodied smoke redolent of nuts, chocolate, oak and vanilla.

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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