Rocky Patel CSWC Mareva

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    Rocky Patel CSWC Mareva. In the last decade, Marko Bilic created a monster. From the first Cigar Smoking World Championship event to a series of worldwide qualifiers and a finale in Split, Croatia. And even though, in our humble opinion, cigars aren’t meant to be competitive, it’s a cool event. Last year, we entered the qualifier in Kuala Lumpur and had a great time. It’s fun, it’s all about camaraderie, friendship and having a good time with like-minded people. 

    Since this year, Rocky Patel is the cigar provider for the CSMW. With a blend created especially for the event. Rocky Patel, Marko Bilic, and the Rocky Patel team use a Mexican San Andres wrapper. The binder comes from Nicaragua. The filler tobaccos are from Honduras and Nicaragua. The official event cigar is a 5¼x42 Mareva, but the cigars are also available in Robusto and Toro. Rocky Patel’s factory in Esteli, Nicaragua, is responsible for manufacturing. The factory name is Tavicusa, Tabacalera Villa de Cuba SA.

    Name: Rocky Patel CSWC Mareva
    Country: Nicaragua
    Factory: Tabacalera Villa de Cuba SA (Tavicusa)Size: 5¼x42
    Vitola: Mareva
    Wrapper: Mexico, San Andres
    Binder: Nicaragua
    Filler: Nicaragua, Honduras
    Price: € 7.80
    Cutter: Xikar X2
    Lighter: single flame
    Smoke conditions: indoors with ventilator
    Smoke time: one hour forty minutes

    The review

    The wrapper is a bit rough, with some veins. It looks a bit dry. But the dark color is a perfect contrast for the metallic copper-colored ring with the white letters. The cloth foot ring is orange in color. The cigar feels well constructed. The ring is actually glued to the cigar, so competitors can’t cheat the competition rules. The aroma isn’t very strong. It’s earthy and vegetal.

    The cold draw is good. Slightly sweet raw tobacco on the palate. Once lit, dark chocolate is the first thing to hit the palate. Creamy dark chocolate. Slowly some leather, earthiness, and black pepper show up as well. In the second third, the cigar gets more complex. There are more flavors. Still that dark chocolate, but now with green herbs, a little more pepper, leather, and some wood. Slowly the cigar gets more wood and sweetness. But that dark chocolate remains the main flavor. The mouthfeel is creamy. In the final third, the flavors are quite similar, just more intense.

    The draw is great. The ash is light-colored and firm. Which is good, as there is a penalty for breaking the ash in the first half-hour of the competition. The burn is good, although I had to relight once. The smoke is fine. Enough in volume, decent in thickness. Nothing out of the ordinary though. The cigar has a nice complexity, without being overly aggressive. With its medium strength in both body and flavor, this is a cigar that everybody can stomach. The evolution and built-up are great. The smoke time is one hour and forty minutes.

    Strength: medium
    Flavor: medium

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    • O******

      Nice review! I also like this cigar a lot, and the Robusto is even better. And as far as the video … I just love that when you say stuff like “very pleasant”, “fantastic” and “really nice/good”, you still look like you’re suffering! Sorry… Keep it up!

    • S**** i*

      How much pay the poor asshole and fraud bastard rocky for this hahahhahahaha

      • M******* o* C*****


        On the subject of assholes though. What do you call someone who cowardly and anonymously calls a well respected, upstanding and hardworking businessman names?

        • P*****

          I know!!!

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Cigar Region Nicaragua
Length 5 1/8
Ring Gauge 42
Vitola Corona
Construction Hand Made
Filler Nicaragua, Honduras
Wrapper Mexican San Andres Maduro
Binder Nicaragua