The Rocky Patel 1999 Vintage cigar is unique because it has one of the oldest Connecticut shade wrappers. It is easy to make a mild cigar; it is difficult to make a mild cigar that possesses a lot of character, a lot of flavor and a lot of complexity that is mild and smooth on the palate. Well Rocky has been able to accomplish that by using some of greatest tobacco available in the Dominican Republic, and Central America for the Rocky Patel Vintage 1999. The Rocky Patel Vintage 1999 will deliver a lot of character and flavor, yet it is smooth and buttery and creamy on the palate. 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. 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 really great tasting cigar.