Rocky Patel Catch 22 is less of a paradox than you'd expect. See, logic normally dictates that a cigar like this should run north of $9; but the only catch here is the price tag, which belies its status as a first-rate smoke. Thick with Mexican and Honduran fillers that bring the Rocky oomph you know and love, its rare Corojo wrapper smooths things over nicely. Bargain hunters, rejoice: buy a box of Catch Twenty Two and score a true, value-priced premium that stands tall.
I found this smoke locally- right off the delivery truck. I m a big fan of the RP Vintage line so I thought this should be good! The stick was beautiful to look at, foot was a bit rough but appearance-wise it was definitely RP. The wrapper started coming undone at the head after cutting. Not a huge deal as it happens sometimes, Could also be I clipped it bad. But it did get worse as I smoked. Draw was great. After lighting, I just wasn t impressed. Flavor was decent, fair amount of spice and some sweet, Just overall something was lacking and it seemed bland. The cigar flavors lasted hours in my mouth and throat too, I didn t like that. Because of the lower price, I probably will pick up another one, let it sit in my humidor a while and give it another try, since it did actually did seem somewhat dry, perhaps from shipping... I m hesitant though, since I can pay a dollar or two more, even less depending on brand, and get something I know I really like.