Rocky Patel Vintage 1999 Minis (10)
Rocky Patel Vintage 1999 cigars are a medium-bodied premium selection that has become a hit with cigar smokers 'round the world. Each Rocky Patel Vintage 1999 Minis 10/10 cigar has a perfectly-balanced blend of Dominican & Nicaraguan long-filler tobaccos - all aged 7 years - highlighted by a fragrant 1999 vintage Connecticut wrapper. The cigars are aged 120 days after rolling, and unlike the Rocky Patel Vintage '90 & '92, are NOT box-pressed. A sensationally smooth, toasty, and sweet-tasting cigar that hits on all cylinders.
This is a decent cigar in every sense. The wrapper is not the most attractive with darker spots all over, the filler is clearly cut outs from long fillers used for other cigars not a bad thing per se , the construction is a bit sloppy but ok, the draw is pretty good for a cigar of this size and the flavors are mild and pleasant in the first half with more pepper in the second half but not overly complex. At $1.70 per little stick this is pretty good but I m not sure it make a lot of sense. Each time I think of lighting one up I find myself wondering whether I m not better off waiting and lighting a bigger cigar that will have better construction and flavors.