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Monday, 02 July 2012

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rockydec1 We have two superb 2012 releases to review for you today, beginning with the Rocky Patel 2012 Decade Edicion Limitada Toro and ending with the Viaje Late Harvest LH 648.

Rocky Patel 2012 Decade Edicion Limitada

Rocky Patel has created several hit cigars in the past, including his Decade line. To build of this success, he decided to re-release the Decade Edicion Limitada for 2012 back in April. The cigar is supposedly similar to its predecessor, but has been tweaked with a new Maduro wrapper and some extra Ligero tobacco inside to give it more of a kick. Is this 2012 edition as good as the original? Let’s light up a Toro to find out.

The Rocky Patel 2012 Decade Edicion Limitada Toro measures 6 x 52. Other sizes in the line include the 5 ½ x 52 Robusto and the 6 ¼ x 52 Torpedo. The cigar's filler is Nicaraguan, while binder comes from Honduras. The wrapper is of the Pennsylvania Broadleaf Maduro variety. The strength of the Decade Edicion Limitada is said to be full-bodied.

Rocky Patel did a good job of dressing up the 2012 Decade Edicion Limitada to let you know that you are smoking a special stick. The cigar has three bands that really stand out. The top band near the head displays the Rocky Patel name and logo, while the one beneath it showcases the Decade 10th Anniversary label. The band at the foot has Edicion Limitada stamped on it. All three bands sport a beige and copper color scheme that contrast nicely with the dark and oily Maduro wrapper. There’s some tooth and only a few minor veins are visible. The cigar also feels very firm to the touch and has no apparent soft spots. The pre-light characteristics are very inviting, as there's an aroma of spice and a cold taste of rich coffee.

After lighting, the Rocky Patel 2012 Decade Edicion Limitada exhibits a burn that is satisfactory. The draw is easy and there’s a nice aroma that fills the room. The burn is slow and the cigar’s smoking time is well over an hour. Some touch-ups are needed which takes away from being able to enjoy the cigar fully, but it is manageable overall. The gray ash is solid.

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