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Wednesday, 19 March 2014

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The Rocky Patel Vintage 1992 and the Pinar Del Rio Clasico will be the focus of today’s cigar reviews on Puff.com.  Do they pass the test?  Keep reading to find out.

Rocky Patel Vintage 1992 Torpedo

Rocky Patel has put out a ton of great cigars during his time in the industry, and his Vintage 1992 line is one of his best sellers.  A follow-up to the Vintage 1990, the 1992 is said to be bolder and more flavorful than its predecessor.   Do the aged tobaccos in this highly rated cigar make for an enjoyable smoking experience?  I’m about to find out when I light up one of its Torpedo selections.

The Rocky Patel Vintage 1992 Torpedo measures 6 ¼ x 52.  It’s just one of several sizes in the line, which range from the 4 ½ x 44 Petit Corona to the 7 x 48 Churchill.  There’s even a 6 x 60 Sixty selection for those who prefer cigars with fat ring gauges.  The cigar’s filler is made up of a mix of Dominican and Nicaraguan tobaccos that have been aged for eight years.  The binder is Nicaraguan, and a 10 year old Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper completes the composition.  In terms of strength, the Vintage 1992 is listed as medium-bodied.

Just as is the case with many Rocky Patel cigars, I find the appearance of the Vintage 1992 Torpedo to be very easy on the eyes.  The dark brown wrapper is oily with a few medium veins that are visible to the naked eye.  There’s a little give when this box-pressed beauty is pinched, but no true soft spots.  The decorative band near the head displays the Rocky Patel name and logo, while the band beneath it displays the Vintage 1992 name.  Both bands have a black and gold color scheme that ties in perfectly with the cigar’s wrapper.  Before lighting, there’s a cold taste of chocolate, while the aroma is spicy.

Lighting the Vintage 1992 Torpedo is a simple task, and once lit, this cigar burns beautifully.  With each puff comes a ton of thick smoke, and the draw is perfect.  The ash is solid and gray in color.  Zero touch-ups are needed, and only one re-light is necessary.  Smoking time is approximately 90 minutes.






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