13 responses

  1. wflor421
    September 11, 2008

    Now that your into a Rocky Patel may I suggest one of my favorite cigars. The Rocky Patel Sun Grown Toro. A 52×6.5 in. five-year-old Ecuadorian sun-grown Sumatra wrapper and seven-year old Dominican and Nicaraguan tobaccos. It is strong, full flavor with excellent draw and never seems to go out.It is a complex smoke that I find smooth and has an ash that stays on till you knock it off. About $6.50 at your tobacco shop. Hope you enjoy it.


  2. Inspector
    September 12, 2008

    Thanks wflor421, I’ll give it a try!


  3. Jason T
    January 27, 2009

    It was a good cigar, but overpriced.


  4. Kalutika
    January 28, 2009

    I buy these as seconds in the form of the liga series. Nice price for an overpriced but otherwise good cigar. Spicy and strong. complex and very well built. Sent me through a loop when I first tried them.


  5. Kalutika
    February 2, 2009

    Smoked another one last night. Still wonderful. they have aged really nicely. Mine have been aging for a couple years at this time.


  6. greg
    February 18, 2009

    secret binder and filler? Hope it’s tobacco :)


  7. tobacmon
    October 3, 2009

    Like Jason T they are a bit pricey and not a bad cigar but not a great one either.


  8. yiorgos
    January 14, 2010

    My first encounter with the Rocky Patel cigars was through the Edge, when his cigars were still cheap! Great smokes with unique flavours and great construction. The Vintage 90 and 92 are also very good smokes. The Olde World Reserve is a good smoke too, but not exceptional or worthy of a place in the top 10 cigars of the year!

    I have to say that I haven’t been impressed by the rest of his range – although I haven’t had all of them. He went from making only a few cigars that were great, to making a load of average cigars, IMHO.

    I have a couple of Decades in my humidor and I will be lighting them up soon, hoping to find another RP that will impress me, after a while…

    Great review BTW


  9. zatch
    September 21, 2010

    I tried the 15th anniversary the other day, and it was a very pleasant surprise! It had a very smooth, sweet smoke throughout. I would say between a light and medium boldness, but the flavor was a 10 for me. With an easy draw and even burn, I definitely recommend it!


  10. Cigarman007
    March 27, 2011

    Old World Reserve Maduro torpedo, Vintage 90 churchhill, Decade torpedo
    Always try to keep a small supply of the RP’s


  11. M. Germany
    September 13, 2011

    The Decade is quite delicious, but I think it is inadvertently outshined by the Old World Reserve line. I have been seriously impressed by everything that Rocky Patel does (with the exception of the Nording). Wflor421 makes a great point about the Sun Grown line, especially if you like Cubans.


  12. Nick
    July 30, 2014

    All RP Decade are great.


  13. Herf Meister
    June 15, 2018

    The RP Decade’s are a solid value, Med to Full power sticks, with very good construction, draw, and burn qualities.If you’ve smoked one, the cocoa with floral taste and aroma, even retrohaling, tell you all you need to know. Some hints of pepper in first 1/4, then mellowing to classic Nicaraguan cocoa and floral, almost a faint molasses aftertaste. A high quality cigar, in fact, the Decade series is what I would argue are two of the best sticks he has ever produced (the other being the 2013-2014 “original” RP II-XXVI, the black and white checked, double banded, that are sadly no longer produced, NOT the orange band 2nd version, those just suck). The standouts to me in the Decade line are the Toro and Torpedo. Worth having a go and let them rest in the humidor 1-2 months before smoking.


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