Rocky Patel is renowned for making richly complex and balanced, top of the line cigars and the Vintage series is no exception. The Rocky Patel Vintage 1990 received accolades of a 92 rating and has been included twice in Cigar Aficionado's Top 25 Cigars of the year.
Flawlessly constructed with a dark, oily Maduro 12 year aged Honduran broadleaf wrapper and vintage tobaccos, the Vintage 1990 remains smooth with complex flavors. This is a beautiful, hand-made cigar with a stylish maroon and gold double band which stands out against the dark wrapper. The box of 20 Vintage 1990 Toros mimics this style and makes an impressive gift for colleagues, friends and family.
Unlike other RP brands, Vintage 1990 leans towards the milder side of medium bodied. An aroma of mocha and pepper flavor accompanies a bit of cedar and spice on the palate. A caramel essence, with hints of citrus, continually show off during the long draw.
Rocky Patel Vintage 1990 Toro is an excellent size to smoke on a long road trip or fishing excursion. The cigar pairs well with spiced rum or bourbon (but not while you’re driving!). Caribbean Rum Punch is refreshing on a warm summer day, but festive enough for the holidays, and also makes an excellent pairing!
Caribbean Rum Punch
1 cup fresh lime juice
2 cups simple syrup
3 cups amber rum
4 cups orange juice
4 dashes bitters
freshly grated nutmeg
In a pitcher, combine lime juice, simple syrup, rum and orange juice. Add a few dashes of bitters and some grated nutmeg to taste. Serve chilled over ice.