Rocky Patel Honduran Classic

 

5-30-08 been in humi since 4-14-07

Rocky Patel Honduran Classic, Natural.

Toro 6.5 x 52

Wrapper: Honduran corojo

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Honduran, Nicaraguan.

 

The cigar is a medium brown in color and is very smooth with a few prominent veins running through. The smell is light and very autumn in nature. The draw, after cutting with a punch, is a bit mossy and coco unlit.

The light is quick.

The first few puffs are earthy and a bit on the bitter side but it settles quickly. The earth remains and a classic corojo flavor comes out: leather, earth, and a bit of spice.

It burns very slow considering the very easy draw. There is a ton of smoke.

 

The first ash falls at just over an inch. Maybe a hint of coffee comes through. But not much other change.

 

Approaching the half way point the spice begins to develop more but is still not too strong. Its peppery. A few relights were required by this point. After the half way mark a “roundness” develops. It is thicker like I expect Honduran tobacco to be. The Honduran tobacco has less influence than I expected. It is defiantly a corojo cigar.

 

With less than 2.5 inches left the flavor begins to flatten out again. It is a medium to full body cigar, but more medium than full. I believe it’s the size that has given it more power.

 

Burn time: 2 hours 15 min.

 

I believe that this cigar would do better as a robusto. I also believe that this cigar is a “seasonal” cigar. To me a corojo is best smoked in the fall, just as the leaves are starting to fall, while sitting around the fire.

 

Burn: 8

Draw: 8

Taste: 8

Aftertaste: 8

Construction: 9

Appearance: 10

Feel: 8

Overall: 8.4

 

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~ by kuzi16 on January 20, 2012.

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