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Quick Smoke: Rocky Patel Special Reserve Sun Grown Maduro Robusto

24 Feb 2019

A couple times each week we’ll post a Quick Smoke: not quite a full review, just our brief verdict on a single cigar of “buy,” “hold,” or “sell.”

With its dark, thick, sun-grown Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper, this cigar trumpets its maduro nature. The flavors went along as well, presenting mocha, coffee, and chocolate, especially in the second half. I didn’t experience the pepper referenced in other reviews, which was somewhat surprising given the Nicaraguan binder and filler. Strength was on the upper end of medium. The Robusto (5 x 50) is box-pressed and solid; so solid, in fact, that I was immediately concerned about the draw. That turned out to be unnecessary. The draw was fine, as was the overall experience.

Verdict = Buy.

George E

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2 Responses to “Quick Smoke: Rocky Patel Special Reserve Sun Grown Maduro Robusto”

  1. Ken Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 1:16 pm #

    I wasn’t to impressed with the toro of this blend, but the lancero size is fantastic. I think it’s the best of this line.

  2. George E Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 4:25 pm #

    Interesting. The robusto is the only one I’ve had. I’ll definitely give the lancero a try the next time I see one. Thanks.