Rocky Patel Olde world Reserve Corojo

 

6-18-08 been in humidor since 4-30-07

 

Rocky Patel Olde world Reserve Corojo Toro (6.5 x 52)

Wrapper: Nicaraguan corojo

Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan

 

The look and presentation of this cigar is wonderful. The two inch band around the foot looks great. The cigar itself looks great. It’s smooth for the most part with one or twp prominent veins. When taken out of the cellophane a rich tobacco smell (on the side of fruit) fills the air.

The lick on the cap is oily on the tongue and there is a slight spice to it.

Cut with my punch. The draw is slightly on the easy side. There is a mild sweet vegetal taste to the unlit draw, almost on the side of raisins.

 

The first few puffs are earthy and a bit spicy. The flavor is full. There is a grass element to the taste. It is fairly subtle but defiantly there. A bit of the familiar “corojo autumn” taste is there. I would like to say that it is the main flavor but the “main flavor” seems a bit undefined. The spice is mild and the finish is short.

 

By the time the first ash falls at just over an inch the grass note dissipates a little and some cream flavor/texture comes out. The spice is now, for sure, white pepper and is far back on the palate. It’s still fairly ambiguous as to definite taste. There is taste there but it is unclear as to what they all are. Grass and white pepper are really all that can be picked out. The grass has moved to the finish, which is light and short, and that makes it more tolerable.

 

Immediately following the first ash a fairly major corrective light is needed. A small note of harshness has also developed (probably due to the torch hitting it again)

 

Approaching the half way point the cigar has mellowed considerably. The flavor is much of the same just a bit more on the mellow side. It’s not as “round”

 

I have had several burn issues that resulted in quite a few corrective lights. (3 or 4 major ones and maybe more minor) I can’t help but think that this is a construction issue. The corrective lights are probably bringing on the element of harshness.

 

Continuing the last third is much of the same: A bit of earth, a bit of spice, and a bit of grass. The grass flavor is very detrimental. Smoked to the band.

 

Though this cigar wasn’t the worst I have had it isn’t the best.

 

 

Burn: 6.5

Draw: 9

Taste: 8

Aftertaste: 7.5

Construction: 8

Appearance: 10

Feel: 8

 

Overall: 8.1

 

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~ by kuzi16 on January 20, 2012.

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