Rocky Patel Olde World Reserve Maduro robusto

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    Rocky Patel Olde World Reserve Maduro robusto. Years ago, Rocky Patel released the Olde World Reserva. Both in a Maduro and a Corojo blend. Both were Honduran cigars, and both became very popular. So popular that Patel ran out of tobacco. And there wasn’t enough tobacco of the right quality available, so the cigars disappeared.

    Last year, the cigars returned. This time the Corojo was made in Honduras, the Maduro made at Rocky’s factory in Esteli, Nicaragua. The blend was tweaked, it now contained Costa Rican and Nicaraguan tobacco in the filler, instead of being an all Nicaraguan filler. The binder is Nicaraguan, the wrapper is a Costa Rican Maduro. I smoked the 5½x54 robusto.

    Name: Rocky Patel Olde World Reserve Maduro
    Country: Nicaragua
    Factory: Tavicusa
    Size: 5½x54
    Vitola: Robusto
    Wrapper: Costa Rica Maduro
    Binder: Nicaragua
    Filler: Nicaragua, Costa Rica
    Price: € 9,50
    Cutter: Xikar X2
    Lighter: single flame
    Smoke conditions: indoors with ventilator
    Smoke time: Two hours

    The review

    The wrapper is dark, very dark. There is a lack of oil. The wrapper is also quite rough. There is a huge contrast between the darkness of the wrapper and the white and golden ring. The ring is also very detailed, which contrasts the rough wrapper. Those contrasts are appealing and intriguing. The cigar feels well constructed. The aroma is very strong. The cigar smells of hay and charred wood, two days after a fire.

    The cold draw is perfect, with a sharp, strong and spicy flavor of tobacco. Once lit the cigar has a strong espresso flavor with sweetness. The specifics of the flavor are quite unique. Some raw, fermented tobacco flavor is hidden in de mixture with spicy herbs. After a few puffs, the cigar evolves to tobacco with soil and almonds. And the evolution continues to pepper, roasted coffee beans, and chocolate sweetness. The second third starts with earthiness, some Maduro sweetness and a lot of pepper. The final third has more wood, leather, earthiness and a lot of pepper. All with a mild Maduro sweetness and minty freshness in the aftertaste.

    The draw is fantastic and the cigar produces a lot of smoke. The ash is salt and pepper colored. The burn needed to be corrected once. This cigar is full bodied, full flavored. The smoke time is two hours.

    Strength: full
    Flavor: full

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Cigar Region Nicaragua
Filler Honduras, Nicaragua
Wrapper Costa Rican Maduro
Binder Honduras
Length 5 1/2
Ring Gauge 54
Vitola Robusto
Construction Hand Made