Rocky Patel Edge Robusto
5 x 52 - Maduro - Single
The EDGE cigars offer an unparalleled experience that engages the seasoned cigar smoker's palate with dark, savory flavors from end-to-end. Presented without cello, this ALL 5-year-aged tobacco blend is super-charged with bold Nicaraguan-Honduran Ligero fillers, Nicaraguan binder, and two wrapper choices: a spicy Honduran Cuban-seed Corojo, or an ebony Costa Rican Maduro. Full-bodied, yet stunningly smooth and aromatic, if you love hearty, heady, Cubanesque cigars, get the edge now.
I got this as a sampler! I love the natural Edge and rate it as one of my favorites, but this maduro, to me, fell short. Too acrid and harsh!
I always make sure to have a stock of these Maduros in my humidor. Mild coffee and sweet chocolate flavors in the first third, taste gets stronger and more spicy/peppery as you go. Never had burn issues and the draw is perfect for me. I dont think it's traditional but I love these with a nice red wine (prefably a late harvest Zin). The sweetness of the wine and the flavors of the cigar are delicious.