Rocky Patel 15th Anniversary Toro
Toro
92
points
Nicaragua
Nicaragua
52 52
Medium-Full
Medium-Full
Tasting Note
Rocky Patel enjoys marking anniversaries. When his cigar company turned 10 years old, he released the Rocky Patel Decade, remarking that few thought his company would last 10 years. He is celebrating a new milestone, and in July 2010 he released the Rocky Patel 15th Anniversary line. The cigars are made in Nicaragua, something new for him. Patel owns part of this cigar factory, which operates much like a fabrica in Little Havana or Cuba proper, making cigars with two binder leaves and finishing the heads with triple-seam caps. They are delicious smokes, none finer than the Toro, which is nutty and rich, with lots of hickory flavor on the palate.
Body Medium-Full
Size Corona Gorda
Ring Gauge 52
Length 6 1/2"
Filler Nicaragua
Binder Nicaragua
Wrapper Ecuador
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Jan 01, 2011
Price $10.50
Designation Top 25 of 2010 | Rank: 19
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2013 | Score: 91

Beautifully box-pressed with an oily wrapper and perfectly tapered shoulders. It’s sweet and earthy with nutmeg and caramel flavors the build to a woody finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2010 | Score: 91

Box pressed with an oily, though silky wrapper. The cigar draws and burns evenly, delivering a rich, nutty smoke that leaves cedary and hickory flavors on the palate.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Aug 10, 2010 | Score: 91

Box pressed with an oily, though silky wrapper. The cigar draws and burns evenly, delivering a rich, nutty smoke that leaves cedary and hickory flavors on the palate.

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