Wrapper: Equadorian Sumatra
Size: 5 x 50
The Rocky Patel Decade was created to celebrate the 10 years of the Rocky Patel blend. Right off the initial light, the cigar produces a nice amount of smoke with a nice creaminess across the palate. On the finish there is a slight pepper that adds a nice complexity to the flavor profile. The draw is close to perfect with just the right amount of resistance. Once into the first third a slight array of cedar and oak flavor notes become prominent along with a savory finish. Into the second third I began to notice a slightly leathery taste that complimented the, still prominent, savory finish. The burn on the Decade was razor sharp with a beautiful, strong ash. The flavors remained consistent throughout the entire cigar, but once I ventured into the final third I began to pick up some slight notes of nuttiness the really completed this cigar for me. I thoroughly enjoyed smoking this cigar especially for it being so reasonably priced; it is definitely a cigar I know I can always fall back on. If you have not had the chance I would suggest picking one of these up and trying one.