Written by Puff Staff

Wednesday, 06 February 2013

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altToday we are blending the mild with the flavorful with our pair of cigar reviews on  First up is the Rocky Patel Gold, which will be followed by the Crowned Heads Headley Grange.

Rocky Patel Gold Connecticut Robusto

Today’s pair of reviews is being kicked off by the Rocky Patel Gold Connecticut.  From what I can tell, this is a line that was produced exclusively for the folks at Thompson Cigar.  While I am giving the Connecticut version a try for this particular review, the Gold also comes in both a Cameroon and a Maduro version.  The Connecticut is supposed to be the mildest of the trio, so I decided to light it up on a Saturday morning to get my morning started on the right foot.  Did the Gold Connecticut deliver?  It’s time to find out.

The Rocky Patel Gold Connecticut Robusto measures 5 x 50.  Other formats offered by Rocky Patel in the line include the Toro, Belicoso, Lancero, Lonsdale, and the Churchill.  The cigar’s interior is composed of a filler of Honduran Piloto Cubano tobacco that has been aged for three years.  Its wrapper, on the other hand, is of the Ecuadorian Connecticut variety that has been aged for five years.  I mentioned that the Gold Connecticut was the mildest of all the versions from the line, and it’s labeled as being mild to medium-bodied in strength.

As I give the Rocky Patel Gold Connecticut the once-over it appears to be a cigar with solid construction.  There are a few minor veins that dot the light brown wrapper.  There’s also some oil that is visible.  The cigar looks smooth overall and feels firm to the touch.  There are zero soft spots.  A simple band near the head displays the Gold name over a brown and gold color scheme.  Before lighting the cigar has a sweet flavor, while its aroma is earthy.

The solid first impression I had of the Gold Connecticut’s construction follows through with the cigar’s satisfactory burn.  The draw is good and ample smoke is produced.  The burn stays even on its own for the most part and only requires a couple touch-ups near the halfway point.  Other than that, there are no issues to contend with.  The gray ash is firm past an inch.  In all, the smoking experience is around an hour and fifteen minutes.



0 # RP GoldRob Smith 2013-02-12 16:20
The Gold CT is one smooth blend. :D

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