Torpedo

Rocky Patel Vintage 1990 Torpedo

SCORE
91
points
COUNTRY
Honduras
Honduras
GAUGE
52 52

Tasting Note

Patel to build a cigar brand. The seemingly tireless Patel spends much of his time in Honduras, showing consumers and retailers the ins and outs of the cigar industry, and the rest of his time seems to be spent in cigar shops across the United States, explaining the virtues of his products to cigar smokers. His smokes have come into their own in recent years, and none is better than his vintage line, the first cigars to bear his name. Made by General Cigar in what used to be the UST factory in DanlĂ­, Honduras, the cigars are a by-product of Patel's inquisitive nature, which led to the discovery of older tobaccos that weren't being used on house brands. The 6 1/4 by 52 torpedo is not too powerful, with notes of caramel and cocoa.

Details

Size: Figurado


Ring Gauge: 52


Length: 6 1/4"


Filler: Nicaragua


Binder: Nicaragua


Wrapper: Honduras


Issue Cigar Aficionado – Jan 01, 2007


Price: $8.75


Designation: Top 25 of 2006 | Rank: 16


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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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