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#nowsmoking: Rocky Patel Tavicusa Robusto

nowsmoking rocky patel tavicusa robusto cigar review by Gary Korb
#nowsmoking @famoussmokeshop: The Tavicusa by Rocky Patel Robusto is a deftly handcrafted, full-bodied cigar with a well-rounded, “salted caramel”-like character.


Factory:  Fabrica de Tavicusa – Estelí, Nicaragua
Size: 5½” x 50
Strength: Full
Wrapper: Mexican San Andrés Maduro
Binder & Filler: Nicaragua (Condega, Jalapa, Estelí)
Dominant Flavors: Earth, sweet tobacco, spice, salt, oak, espresso

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Where it’s at: Made for the 8th anniversary of Rocky’s Tavicusa factory in Estelí, this dark, deftly handcrafted cigar offers a sweet, spicy, and earthy start. Some saltiness cuts-in on the dance, yet mixes well with the sweet spice. (Think salted caramel.) Oak and espresso notes arrive just past the midsection and everything’s in bloom. The cigar is creamy, well-balanced, and full-flavored, but transitions to a much headier smoke in the last act. Not far removed from the Rocky Patel Royale, and a must-try for smokers of bold Nicaraguan blends a la AJ Fernandez.


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Gary Korb

Gary Korb

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Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for since its debut in 2008. An avid cigar smoker for over 30 years, during the past 12 years he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and cigar reviewer. A graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, prior to his career in the cigar business, Gary worked in the music and video industry as a marketer and a publicist.

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