Rocky Patel Vintage 1992 received an epic 92-rating from Cigar Aficionado magazine in the December 2012 issue!
The Rocky Patel Vintage 1992 cigar is Rocky Patel’s favorite cigar. when Rocky Patel Vintage 1992 cigar was released, he remembers comments like, it has a lot of body, it is spicy, it’s rich. The beauty of the Rocky Patel Vintage 1992 cigar is every single leaf of tobacco in the Rocky Patel Vintage 1992 cigar is ligero, which is the top part of the tobacco plant that contains really thick and full bodied leaves. Because this tobacco is aged eight to nine years it is so smooth, clean and elegant and the Rocky Patel Vintage 1992 cigar has outstanding well balanced character and flavor. Rocky says that when blending tobaccos from various regions, it takes greater skill and knowledge but the end result is the symmetry and marrying of all these flavors, to produce a great tasting cigar. “I blend every cigar myself. It's absolutely time-consuming and painstaking. I'll literally go through a hundred blends until I settle into a palate winner. Most of my blends are a year in the making."
Any cigar aficionado will tell you that when Rocky blends a cigar, it tends to lean towards the sophisticated palate. It's really not for the novice. His blends are rather complex, like a great Cabernet wine, he reaches for a combination of balance and complexity.