Rocky Patel Vintage Series is the brands most wildly popular cigar on the market today. With the success of Vintage 1990 and Vintage 1992, Rocky Patel has masterfully crafted one of its mellower cigars in its profile with the Vintage 1999. This is one cigar that should be in your humidor at all times.
The most recent installment in the famous Rocky Patel Vintage series, the Vintage 1999 Toro combines a shade-grown 7-year-old Connecticut wrapper with the signature aged filler and binder resulting in a creamy, mild to medium-bodied cigar. Like all of Patel’s Vintage Series, 1999 is well constructed and balanced in nature.
The aromas of toasty wood, earth, and nutty tones with a silky, buttery texture fall on the palate. The Rocky Patel Vintage 1999 Connecticut is a great cigar for the beginner or someone who wants a mellower, milder smoke. The Vintage 1999 Toro is a good breakfast cigar paired with coffee, or when you are looking to ease into a stronger cigar later in the day.
The Vintage Connecticut 1999 Toro vitola (6.5 x 52) is a great behemoth of a cigar; perfect for the golf course, a day of deep sea fishing, or whenever you have some time on your hands.
This mild offering from Rocky Patel pairs awfully well with German Gewurztraminer. The white semi-sweet wine has light floral notes of honeysuckle and rose along with touch of green olive and a little white pepper thrown in. During a happy hour pairing on a warm summer night, the Gewurztraminer and the silky Vintage 1999 brought out the crisp dryness of the wine along with a little more spice from the cigar. I suggest the reasonably priced Chateau St. Michelle from vineyards in Washington. This Gewurztraminer is semi-sweet light bodied wine with an abundance of fruit and clove spice. This wine pairs well with spicy Thai or Moroccan food. After dinner, the cigar and wine make a solid pairing. Enjoy!